From farmland to suburbia

Oct 12, 2016

Have you ever wondered when your house was built and what it might have cost back in the day when Birch Cliff was first being...

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Today in History: 1992

Sep 5, 2016

Sept. 5, 1992 marked the end of public health scare at Birch Cliff Public School that had parents so frightened that many kept their...

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Today in History: 1999

Sep 2, 2016

On Sept. 2, 1999 residents of Birch Cliff learned that the City of Toronto planned to open a homeless shelter at 1673 Kingston Rd.,...

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Today in History: 1918

Aug 10, 2016

  It can be interesting to look at the kinds of stories that newspapers published a century ago. On Aug. 9, 1918, The Toronto...

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Today in History: 1926

Aug 3, 2016

By Hedy Korbee It was a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Ninety years ago today, on Aug. 3, 1926, a 16-year old Birch...

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Today in History: 1996

Jul 27, 2016

Have you heard about the time when a family on Springbank sat down for a meal, heard a loud noise and then discovered that the back...

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Today in History: 1930

Jul 16, 2016

How long have residents of Birch Cliff been worried about the erosion of the Scarborough Bluffs? Well, at least 86 years according to...

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Today in History: 1985

Jun 24, 2016

On June 24, 1985, 31 years ago today, the official opening ceremony was held for Taylor Memorial Library – an institution that...

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Today in History: 1988

Jun 21, 2016

On June 19, 1988, seven of the most powerful leaders in the free world dropped into Birch Cliff for dinner. The dinners guests...

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Birch Cliff 100th reunion deta...

Jun 14, 2016

The banner is up and so is the website as plans steam ahead for the celebration of Birch Cliff Public School’s 100th anniversary in...

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Today in History: 1983

Jun 11, 2016

Thirty-three years ago today the official opening was held for the Birch Cliff Co-op, an affordable alternative to home ownership...

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Today in History: 1991

May 30, 2016

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Birch Cliff Public School it’s interesting to take a look back at the school’s...

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Today in History: 1796

May 6, 2016

On May 6, 1796, Captain William Mayne, a member of the Queen’s Rangers, became the first official landowner in Scarborough. Mayne...

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Today in History: 1941

Apr 10, 2016

April 9, 1941 was an extraordinary day at Birch Cliff Public School as the students helped present an ambulance to the Canadian Armed...

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Today in History: 1993

Apr 3, 2016

April 3, 1993 was a momentous day in Birch Cliff as a ground breaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of construction on the...

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Today in History: 1951

Mar 15, 2016

Sixty-five years ago today, on March 15, 1951, students, staff and teachers gathered at Birch Cliff Public School to celebrate a major...

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Today in History: 1935

Mar 2, 2016

Life was difficult for many people during the Great Depression in the 1930s and an article from the Toronto Daily Star on March 2,...

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Today in History: 1927

Feb 25, 2016

Our latest installment in the Today in History series comes from the pages of the Toronto Daily Star on Feb. 25, 1927 and provides an...

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Today in history: 1929

Feb 1, 2016

It takes some imagination to visualize what life was like in Birch Cliff 80 or 90 years ago. Kingston Road was a two-lane dirt road,...

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Today in history: 1935

Jan 4, 2016

By Hedy Korbee Birch Cliff News is launching a new “Today in History” series to commemorate the upcoming 100th...

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