Elocution: The Life of Richard Berry Harrison

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 […]

Hear, Here: Stories from the Fugitive Slave Chapel

A large community of escaped slaves which arrived in London through the Underground Railroad was established in the middle of the 19th century, building the foundation for what is now SoHo. One structure in particular remains a focal point of this history, the Fugitive Slave Chapel. The Chapel was built by a local African Methodist congregation […]

London’s Healthcare History: Explore SoHo’s Stories of Healthcare Workers

History is in the making all around us in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. From Sir Frederick Banting’s discovery of insulin to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London is renowned around the world as a city of great medical achievements. One of the ways our community shares in stories about London’s healthcare history […]

Hear Here: Beryl and Noam’s wedding

You’ve seen the Hear Here signs all around our neighbourhood. Did you know you can also listen to them online? We’re featuring some of our favourites. In this story, Beryl and Noam Chernick remember their wedding day and reception at the B’Nai Israel Synagogue (now the London First Church of the Nazarene) Want to learn […]