This is part one of a two piece article by local historian Alice Gibb on the history of buildings in our neighbourhood. Stay tuned next week for part two. Continue reading
As Canada gets ready to welcome Syrian refugees, it’s time to remember one of the most successful members of an earlier group of immigrants to Canada. Those newcomers, the Jews who arrived before World War 1, would dramatically shape SoHo’s future – none more than Max Lerner. Continue reading
This story could be included in a book titled Folk Tales of London’s SoHo District. The heroine is Jane Prior of 87 Wellington Street who apparently exuded such a sense of calm that she stopped a raging bull in its tracks. Continue reading
In 1920, the London Advertiser ran a story that sounded more like a romantic novel than real life. But the tale did prove the old adage that truth really is stranger than fiction!
This is the story of Vernon Boxall, who left SoHo as an eight-year old girl and was accidentally reunited with her birth family a decade later. Continue reading