Pantages, Alexander

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My recent work on the Pantages Theatre got me thinking…who was this guy? Although his name lingers on in a variety of theatres, he is not very well known. Alexander Pantages was a Greek American vaudeville impresario who created a … Continued

Pantages Theatre

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The Pantages Theatre (aka the Imperial, the Canon, the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre) was built in Toronto in 1920 by architect Thomas W. Lamb as a combination vaudeville and motion picture venue. Lamb also built the nearby Elgin & Winter … Continued

Henry Farm

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The Henry Farm community in Toronto has a direct link to the pioneering Mulholland family that was featured in two posts last week on Snippets of History. The Henry Farm neighbourhood is located on land at Sheppard and Leslie, originally … Continued

Graydon Hall Manor

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Graydon Hall Manor, known today primarily as a wedding venue in the 401 and Don Mills area, was originally the home of wealthy financier Henry Rupert Bain. It was built in 1936 on over 100 acres overlooking the Don Valley … Continued

Stong Farm

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You may be familiar with the name Stong from Black Creek Pioneer Village, as the first two homes of Daniel and Elizabeth Fisher Stong formed the basis for much of the village. Or you may know the Stong name from … Continued

Mulholland Farm

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I pass by this park all the time and decided this rainy vacation day would be a great time to finally stop and read the sign. #alwaysreadtheplaque The Mullholland Farm was a 400 acre property inherited by Thomas Mullholland, a … Continued

Mulholland Family

To further my new interest in the pioneering Mulholland family, I headed to Mount Pleasant Cemetery this afternoon to find their graves. Thomas Mulholland and his wife, Mary Ann Conway, are buried near the western side of the cemetery looking … Continued