Lol Solman’s Christmas Box

Lol Solman’s Christmas Box

Lol Solman’s Christmas Box, from the Lakeside Home for Little Children

  • Created by: The Toronto Evening Telegram
  • By-Line: none
  • Date: 12-29-1909
  • Provenance: From the archives of Ted English, from an original newspaper
  • Notes: Lol Solman was the husband of Emily Hanlan, until her death in 1917

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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