Happy new Doctor Who day, Toronto — a show created by our fellow Torontonian, Sydney Newman, in 1963. He was a bigwig at the BBC, CBC, NFB, CRTC, was the first to put Hockey Night In Canada and the Grey Cup on TV and would eventually end up on a list of potential FLQ targets. And in 1986, 32 years ago, he told the BBC that the Doctor should be played by a woman. . The Junction is under the protection of the Fourth Doctor thanks to @dcmism.
Palatially equestrian. 87 years old now, the Horse Palace at the CNE.
Canoe City. Not-So-Sunnyside.
Canoed down the Humber today, like people have been doing for thousands of years. This river was part of the Toronto Carrying Place trail long before the city was founded — connecting the Lower Great Lakes with the Upper Great Lakes via Lake Simcoe.
Our city last night. The purple-gold view from the Junction.
Big crowd watching the salmon jump tonight. By the Old Mill on the Humber.
The high water mark when Hurricane Hazel hit the Humber — maybe about 5 or 6 Amys high. 150 billion litres of water fell from the sky that deadly night, onto land already saturated from a week of rain.
Red Stripe Station. (Also known as Old Mill.)
Came to Cedarbrae Library in Scarborough today to teach some teens how to write their own historical dreams of Toronto.
Last night, as the sun set on Mount Pleasant Cemetery, I ventured inside the old mausoleum in search of a woman who survived the Titanic. Today, I told her story in a thread on Twitter.