Saturday, January 20, 1917

“For two years, Toronto’s jail farms have been ready to receive and improve the unfortunates whom Toronto sends to jail. For two years negotiations have been under way between the city and Province to so arrange matters that the old grey castle on the Don could be abandoned and abolished. The work is not yet done.”


Friday, January 19, 1917

“Work was started this morning on the foundations for the big steel works to be built by the Imperial Munitions Board on the 60-acre site at Ashbridges Bay…Toronto it is stated, is an ideal place for the location of such a plant, as it is the centre of the iron industry in Ontario.”

Wednesday, January 17, 1917

Star reporter recounts his experience in a search for a job in a Toronto munitions factory.

“I had visited ten munitions plants, including practically all those which are well known…and what I had I found?… there is not the demand for men in munitions plants that I-and, I gather many others-thought there was. I got the impression, at one or two plants in particular, that women were wanted.”

Monday, January 15, 2017

Snow cleaners were at work on Sunday. “There may be differences in opinion as to the need of snow-cleaning operations on the Sabbath, but Street Commissioner G.B. Wilson saw certain work to be done, and had it done…He has no apologies to make for the Sunday labor. Works Commissioner R.C. Harris did no have his men at work on Sunday.”

Saturday, January 13, 2017

Widow denied $1,000 insurance on husbands life, because at the time of his enlistment, he lived 200 feet or so outside the city of Toronto. “the widow lives alone in a little rentend cottage at 242 Atlas Avenue, Fairbank. Loneliness and solitude are her companions.”