Category Archives: General

General Blogs.

Toronto’s old Articulated Streetcars are Retired

September 2nd, 2019 marked the final day of service for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Articulated Light Rail Vehicle (ALRV.) The cars, based on the shorted Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV), were longer and could therefore hold more passengers.  They entered … Continue reading

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Last Day of Service for the CLRV on the 501 Queen

Today, August 31st 2019, marks the end of an era for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) streetcars: Today marks the last fay of scheduled service for the CLRV along the western portion of their 501 Queen … Continue reading

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Legends of the Silk Road Come to Light Exhibit

The 2019 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has an interesting exhibit at the Coca-Cola Coliseum entitled Legends of the Silk Road Come to Light. The exhibit consists of 17 different silk lanterns that are lit up, with some that move. 

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98th Warriors’ Day Parade at the CNE

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is celebrating the 98th Warriors’ Day Parade on August 17th, 2019. This year’s parade celebrated the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasions and the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Italian Campaign. The parade … Continue reading

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Happy Simcoe Day 2019

As today is Sir John Graves Simcoe Day in Ontario, I would like to discuss the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796. Of course Upper Canada would later become the Province of Ontario. Born in Cotterstock … Continue reading

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Happy 152nd Birthday, Canada

Happy Dominion Day to everyone in Canada!  July 1st, 2018 marks the 152nd birthday for the Dominion of Canada since Confederation on July 1st, 1867. Confederation was created thanks to the hard work of many people, and helped to create … Continue reading

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June 9th 2019 Departure of VIA Rail Train #1 The Canadian

I happened to catch the June 9th 2019 departure of VIA Rail’s flagship train The Canadian from Toronto’s Union Station. The train was at its full summer’s length – two locomotives and 21 cars.  The consist was as follows:

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75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Today, June 6th 2019, marks the 75th Anniversary of Canada‘s involvement in the D-Day landings in Normandy France. On June 6th 1944, members of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, with the help of the … Continue reading

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2019 Stanley Cup Finals

The Stanley Cup Finals is now set with the Western Conference Champions the St. Louis Blues taking on the Eastern Conference Champions the Boston Bruins.  The series begins Monday night, May 27th. This is the third postseason meeting between the … Continue reading

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Farewell to ALRV #4243

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has officially retired Articulated Light Rail Vehicle (ALRV) #4243.  I have always had a soft spot for this particular streetcar, perhaps because of its number – ’42’ followed by ’43’, I am not sure.  But … Continue reading

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