Monday, January 29, 1917

No tobogganing on Sundays says Mayor.

“Mayor Church to-day received a letter from a ‘A Canadian-American,’ suggesting that the civic toboggan slides should be opened on Sunday. ‘There is such a thing as being too good,’ he writes. ‘Pretty soon we won’t be allowed to walk on the streets on Sunday.'”

‘You don’t intend to take that up, Mr. Mayor,’ queried The Star.

‘Not in war time. This fellow would look better in uniform than sliding on Sunday. He’s probably a German-American,’ said his Worship.”

Saturday, January 27, 1917

Toronto hospital now rated among best in the world. Babies brought up on a scientific method.

“This hospital celebrated its third anniversary on January 20, and bears the enviable reputation of being among the best of the kind in the world. During last year it bore the splendid record of saving the greatest number of infants, and had the lowest rate of infant mortality of any hospital known.”

Friday, January 26, 1917

Backyard Garden Committee established to teach beginners how to grow simplest plants.

“Citizens will be asked to plan such vegetables as will relieve growers, in the present shortage of labor, of such small handiwork as weeding, thinning, washing, and bunching…This will enable farmers and market gardeners to lay out more ground for the purpose of raising and caring for more substantial vegetables, such as potatoes, cabbages, cauliflowers.”

Thursday, January 25, 1917

Dr. Brown told she couldn’t be chairman of property committee because women don’t know about property.

School Trustee “Dr. Caroline Brown made it plain that she was not pleased because some trustees had intimated that a women did not know anything about property, and therefore could not be Property Chairman.

‘Maybe we’ll show you some time,’ she said.”

Tuesday, January 23, 1917

Inquest underway after Lieut.-Col. killed and four others injured as troop train pulled out Union Station.

“The witness stated that he had been instructed to use his officers in preventing accidents, but he had no instructions to keep the friends and relatives of the soldiers off the tracks…He shouted a warning to the people on the track, but the noise of departing train, the escaping steam, and the cheers of the crowd, he believes prevented the people from hearing him.”

Monday, January 22, 1917

Governor-General in Toronto. Inspected Toronto Housing Company’s apartments on Bain Avenue.

The Toronto Housing Company is “now housing over 250 families comprising over 1,000 persons. The aim of the Housing Company, however, is not only to provide dwellings, but to assists in remedying those conditions of which undesirable housing is but a symptom.”