Historicist: The People’s Champion

Historicist:  The People’s Champion

Historicist: The People’s Champion

  • Created by: https://torontoist.com/
  • By-Line: Kevin Plummer
  • Date: 09-07-2013
  • Provenance: digitized & reformatted by Ted English
  • Notes:

Robertson’s Landmarks excerpt – Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

Robertson’s Landmarks excerpt – Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

Robertson’s Landmarks of Toronto – A Collection of Historical Sketches – excerpt Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

  • Created by: J. Ross Robertson, Toronto Telegram
  • Date: 1908
  • Provenance: Scanned by Ted English from an original copy; PDF by Eric Zhelka
  • Notes: Excerpt: pages 363-391. CHAPTER LXXV. The LIGHTHOUSE ON THE ISLAND, The Story of the Life of the Light and Its Keepers for the Past One Hundred Years.

Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages:


Toronto Harbour-The Passing Years

Toronto Harbour-The Passing Years

Toronto Harbour – The Passing Years, A Sesquicentennial Project

  • Created by: Toronto Harbour Commission
  • Date: 1985
  • Provenance: Scanned by Ted English; PDF by Eric Zhelka
  • Notes:

The Island School

The Island School

The Island School 1888-1978

Authors: Eva Beyerle and Emily Coleman, former students.

Date: 1978

Provenance: From the archives of Ted English

Digitized by: Ted English

Document: “A Brief History” of the Island Public School, a four page document, from an original copy

The Ferryboat Follies, CIA, 1951

The Ferryboat Follies, CIA, 1951

Centre Island Association. (1951) The Ferryboat Follies, 4th ed. Toronto Island, ON

The Ferryboat Follies of 1951

I am happy to join with the members of the Board of Control and City Council in extending every good wish to “The Ferryboat Follies Foundation” for the success of its Annual Show in Centre Island Clubhouse, the proceeds of which are used for the community programme of recreation for youth and children on Centre Island.

This is a worthy, voluntary citizen effort which, while presenting most enjoyable entertainment, contributes, as well, to constructive, recreational activities on the Island.

The members of the Civic Administration pay tribute to the officials of the “Ferryboat Follies” for their sponsorship of this public-spirited endeavour and express the hope that it will meet with every success.

H. E. McCALLUM
Mayor, City of Toronto.
Leslie H. Saunders, J. Louis Shannon K.C., The Late John M. Innes, M.B.E., David A. Balfour
Board of Control and City Council.

  • Created by: Centre Island Association
  • Date: 1951-08-14
  • Provenance: From the archives of Ted English. Scanned by Ted English; PDF by Eric Zhelka
  • Notes: Pages 9 & 10 have part of the page missing.

Toronto Island History Project

Toronto Island History Project

Welcome!  Watch your step… site under construction.

Plans are slowly forming to organize a formal web-based archive of Toronto Island History.  Eric Zhelka is coordinating this archival effort, occasionally assisted by Eric Light, still inspired by the late Edward (Ted) English, and gratefully supported by former and current Toronto Islanders who gather on the TorontoIslandConnections Groups.io Group.  If interested in any way, please fill in our Survey as we gauge involvement to see how the project should continue.

Kind regards,
Eric Zhelka, for
Toronto Island History Project
[email protected]