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Bell in Brief: Local theatre made its first bow at Frank’s Hotel

Downtown Toronto’s first local theatrical performance with a cast made up entirely of local actors took place in 1820. That first play was a production of “The School for Scandal”by Richard Sheridan. It was put on in a back room ...

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Deadbeat Samuel Jarvis squirmed out of his debt by shooting his creditor

In an editorial written for a local newspaper, The Canadian Freeman, dated May 26 1831 Francis Collins writes the following: “Houses of infamy are scattered thro’ every corner of the town and one of them had the hardihood to commence ...

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