Toronto Rowing Club

Toronto Rowing Club

Sunday Morning At The Toronto Rowing Club

Created By: The Toronto World, from a fragment of the original 1905 newspaper

Date: 08-27-1905

Provenance: From the archives of Ted English

Comment: My best guess is that Eddie Durnan is pictured at right standing on stern of boat and “Doc” Durnan is first on left, standing, suited, with “skimmer”

Historical Maps of the Island

Historical Maps of the Island

This collection of Toronto Island maps and atlases are from public archives and personal collections. Many provide enough detail that the exact location and outline of each house and structure is visible.

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Lawrence Solman, Canada’s Uncrowned Amusement King

Lawrence Solman, Canada’s Uncrowned Amusement King

From: The Toronto Star Weekly, November 18, 1926

 

◊ Profile of the remarkable Toronto-born entrepreneur Lawrence “Lol” Solman (1866-1931), who was managing director of the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Sunnyside Amusement Park, Hanlan’s Hotel, Hanlan’s Point Amusement Park and the Mutual Street Arena in Toronto; owner of the Toronto Ferry Company and the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club; and vice-president of Loews Canadian theatres. Born Jewish, he married Emily Hanlan, sister of rower Ned Hanlan, and was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

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