Canadian History

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I'm a bit of a history buff. Images related to Canadian history.

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Two Toronto Police officers on motorcycles. This City of Toronto Archives photo was taken on April Not sure what type of bikes those are. Vintage Bikes, Vintage Motorcycles, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Toronto City, Toronto Canada, Cafe Racer Moto, Nostalgia, Vintage Gentleman, Canadian History

City of Toronto Archives

Search the Archives’ database for records and information. Search the Archives At the City of Toronto Archives you can find historical records (information), including: records created by the City of Toronto government records created by municipal governments that existed before the 1998 amalgamation papers of people, families, organizations and businesses photographs maps, plans and […]

Jeanne Sauvé was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman who served as the first female Governor General of Canada, and the 23rd since Canadian Confederation. She was appointed G.G. by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on Dec. 23, 1983. Canadian Confederation, Canadian People, Who People, Canada 150, Canadian History, The Great White, People Of Interest, True North, Elizabeth Ii

Jeanne Sauvé was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman who served as the first female Governor General of Canada, and the 23rd since Canadian Confederation. She was appointed G.G. by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on Dec. 23, 1983.

A postcard drawing from 1955 of the Shell Tower on the CNE Fairgrounds in Toronto. Canadian History, Toronto Canada, Urban Photography, Landscape Photos, Vintage Ads, Ontario, Shell, Tower, Space Age

A postcard drawing from 1955 of the Shell Tower on the CNE Fairgrounds in Toronto.

The south side of Gerrard Street, looking east to Yonge Street in Toronto, circa It was all torn down to make way for what is today the Delta Chelsea Hotel Toronto Hotels, Meanwhile In Canada, Yonge Street, Chelsea Hotel, Canadian History, Cool Photos, Amazing Photos, Ontario, The Neighbourhood

The south side of Gerrard Street, looking east to Yonge Street in Toronto, circa 1966. It was all torn down to make way for what is today the Delta Chelsea Hotel

A Trans-Canada Airlines 36 passenger North Star Skyliner airplane flying above Lake Ontario with the CNE and downtown Toronto in the background, circa Commonwealth, Air North, Douglas Dc 4, Canadian Airlines, Airplane Flying, Canadian History, Vintage Air, Air Lines, Downtown Toronto

A Trans-Canada Airlines 36 passenger North Star Skyliner airplane flying above Lake Ontario with the CNE and downtown Toronto in the background, circa 1948.

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was Ontario's first black lieutenant-governor, and the 24th in provincial history. He served from September 20, 1985 to December 10, 1991. Prior to that, in 1968 he was elected to Parliament for Hamilton West, becoming Canada's first black MP. He also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. I Am Canadian, Canadian History, Hamilton Ontario, Black History Month, Classroom Activities, World War Two, Scientists, Air Force, Real Life

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was Ontario's first black lieutenant-governor, and the 24th in provincial history. He served from September 20, 1985 to December 10, 1991. Prior to that, in 1968 he was elected to Parliament for Hamilton West, becoming Canada's first black MP. He also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

An American built Canadian Sherman medium tank used in WWII. It now sits outside the entrance to the military museum on C. Canadian Army, Canadian History, Military Vehicles, Wwii, Tanks, Entrance, Things To Come, Museum, Canada

An American built Canadian Sherman M4A4 medium tank used in WWII. It now sits outside the entrance to the military museum on C.F.B. Borden.

A classic O'Keefe Brewing Co. poster promoting the Canada-Russia hockey series of Photo by Jim Lambie. Hockey Teams, Ice Hockey, Jim Lambie, Hockey Posters, Hockey Boards, Summit Series, Canadian History, World Championship, Patriots

A classic O'Keefe Brewing Co. poster promoting the Canada-Russia hockey series of 1972. Photo by Jim Lambie.

Police station on Manitou Road, Centre Island, Toronto, circa City of Toronto Archives photo. Toronto, Centre Island, Canadian History, Police Station, Ontario, Vintage Photos, Shed, Canada, Outdoor Structures

Police station on Manitou Road, Centre Island, Toronto, circa 1954. City of Toronto Archives photo.

Teens waiting for the next train and smoking in a TTC subway station (it was okay back then), circa 1975 Canadian History, Toronto Canada, Vintage Photos, Street Photography, Growing Up, Smoking, Waiting, Teen, Weather

Teens waiting for the next train and smoking in a TTC subway station (it was okay back then), circa 1975

A postcard, circa promoting Yonge Street and what was the Yonge Street Mall in Toronto. The mall was a summer-only space: it premiered for two weeks in expanded to eleven weeks in 1972 & and eight weeks in Toronto, Eaton Centre, Yonge Street, Canadian History, O Canada, Street Mall, Past, Times Square, Travel

A postcard, circa 1970s, promoting Yonge Street and what was the Yonge Street Mall in Toronto. The mall was a summer-only space: it premiered for two weeks in 1971; expanded to eleven weeks in 1972 & 1973; and eight weeks in 1974.

In the Yorkville was not a hub for the extravagant shopper, but a sanctuary for the counterculture movement in Canada - an equivalent to New York's Greenwich Village. Toronto City, Toronto Canada, Canada North, Yorkville Toronto, Canadian History, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Art, Ontario

Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto, circa 1968, with what appears to be one of the very first Mr. Submarine shops in the city.