Ancient Lighthouse Still Sturdy Beacon

Ancient Lighthouse Still Sturdy Beacon

Ancient Lighthouse Still Sturdy Beacon, Keeper’s Cottage In Ruins

Document: The Evening Telegram

Date: 11-17-1948

Provenance: From the archives of Ted English

Digitized by: Ted English, from a copy of the original document

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”

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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Bill Durnan, Fixture on the Islands

Bill Durnan, Fixture on the Islands
Fixture on the Toronto Islands – William Arthur “Bill” Durnan

 

FULL TEXT OF ARTICLE:
Bill Durnan, 87, Fixture on the Islands
Born, Lived, and Worked There
Last of 4 Islands Generation
Ashante Infantry, Obituary Writer

In retrospect, one’s childhood often seems idyllic. Bill Durnan recalled his as utopian.
He was born on Hanlan’s Point into an Irish family that was among the earliest settlers of the Toronto Islands.
When he was growing up — prior to World War II and the development of the island airport — people flocked to the 10,000-seat Hanlan’s Point Stadium, where baseball Keep reading →