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Fetherstonhaugh

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

This property is technically in Mimico, it borders the New Toronto boundary, and I thought I’d include it because of its historical significance. These...

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Capitol Theatre

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

The Capitol Theatre opened in 1929 on the southwest corner of Lakeshore and Fourth Streets.  The theatre, owned by Premier Theatre had 1042 seats.  It closed...

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Cliff Lumsdon Park

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

At the lakeshore, at the bottom of Fifth and Sixth Streets is Cliff Lumsdon Park. Clifford Lumsdon grew up in New Toronto, on Ninth...

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New Toronto Lawn Bowling Club

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

The New Toronto Lawn Bowling Club, located at 153 Lakeshore Drive, has been around longer than many people thought. We recently found the following...

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Campbell’s Soup

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

Campbell’s Soup began making soup in New Toronto in 1931, and they are still going strong. The plant is on Birmingham Street, corner of...

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Continental Can

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

The Continental Can Company of Canada was officially incorporated in September of 1935. After making a careful survey and with the co-operation of town...

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Fifth Street Gallery

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

Another interesting building on Fifth Street that has some history is the Fifth Street Gallery. Irene Hooey Leslie, former resident of Fifth Street, tells...

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Tremblay’s Shoe Repair

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

If you want to experience a taste of nostalgia, visit Tremblay’s Shoe Repair on Fifth Street, north of Lakeshore. Walking into Bruce Tremblay’s shop...

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Export Publishing Enterprises Ltd

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

A Short Lived New Toronto Publisher© Copyright 2008 by Jim Fitzpatrick In the early hours of December 11th, 1950 a concrete block veneer building at 240 Birmingham...

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Boxer Building

May 26, 2020 (0) comment

In April 2002, the “Boxer Building”, occupying the corner of Islington (formerly Seventh Street) and Birmingham Streets, was designated as an historical building under...

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