There Never Was a Better Time: Toronto's Yesterdays (Hardcover)

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Jack and Ernie Taylor emigrate to Canada in 1921, and three years later their parents, Mary and John Taylor, along with their brothers and rascal of a grandfather, Job, move to the city. It is one of the most dynamic decades in the history of Toronto. The family thrives, despite the different temperaments involved, thanks in part to the strength of Mary's discipline. She provides structure for her sons, yet they still enjoy the diverse frivolities of the time. Share in their daily life during the Roaring Twenties as they: Cross Toronto harbour on a side-paddle ferry Attend a baseball game at Hanlan's Point Sail aboard the Cayuga to Port Dalhousie Attend a Remembrance Day service at the old city hall Observe the 60th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Experience the CNE, the biggest and grandest annual fair in the world Share the laughter of a vaudeville show at the Pantages Theatre Visit Sunnyside, Toronto's summer playground by the lake "Toronto the Good" was evolving into a dynamic, sinful metropolis, adored by many and feared by others. The Taylors witness the cultural identity and infrastructure of their adopted city becoming firmly established during a time of rapid urban expansion. "There Never Was a Better Time: Toronto's Yesterdays" is an entertaining and informative history of an immigrant family during one of the most thrilling times in Toronto's history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780595696246
ISBN-10: 0595696244
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: July 30th, 2008
Pages: 508
Language: English