Elocution: The Life of Richard Berry Harrison is a wonderful audio play and slide show about one of SoHo’s most celebrated natives. The Black actor, who grew up near the Wellington Street Bridge, became the toast of Broadway in the 1930s. He is the only Londoner to ever grace the cover of Time Magazine. Jeff […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]