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.”
Sunday fishing prohibited by 70 year old act known as “An Act to Prevent the Profanation of the Lord’s Day in Upper Canada.”
New “Independent Party” founded in Riverdale with 284 members in protest against prohibition measures – “the people are being trod on too much by the Lord’s Day Alliance and temperance cranks until it is so bad that it is worse than Prussianism or Kaiserism in Germany.”
Toronto 100 will feature a page from a remarkable album of military training in Toronto. This week: “The largest tactical exercises ever held in Canada was the massing of troops to engage in what is know as “The Battle of the Humber”
Most Sundays, Toronto 100 will feature a page from a remarkable album of military training in Toronto. “Trench digging, filling sand bags and such like labors, with a 30 knot breeze off Lake Ontario is positively health and invigorating.”
Today, Toronto Orphans in 1916. A series of poignant images of children available for adoption, commissioned by the Toronto Board of Public Health.
Toronto 100 will feature a page from a remarkable album of military training in Toronto.