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Collection Details


Collection Name: Bloor/Gladstone Branch Oral History Project
Repository Name: Toronto Public Library. Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Local Identifier: LH-992-01
Dates Spanned: 1978-1978
Description: Interviews recorded in 1978 with residents, former residents and business persons of the Bloor/Dufferin neighborhood of Toronto. The Bloor/Gladstone Branch of the Toronto Public Library, in cooperation with the Superannuated Teachers of Ontario (S.T.O.) Club 16, undertook this oral history project to supplement other materials in the library's local history collection. Materials were used for the preparation of the book Bloor/Gladstone in Pictures by George Levin, Cynthia Patterson and Carol McDougall. The recordings chronicle life in the community and changes to the area, including schools, recreation, small businesses and St. Anne's Anglican Church. Contains references to other Toronto neighborhoods : Dovercourt, Brockton, Parkdale, and Bloor Street West. The material concerns mainly Canadians of British Isles origin, as well as Jewish Canadians and Japanese Canadians. Tapes and transcripts transferred from Bloor/Gladstone Branch to Toronto Public Library Archives in 1984. English. Open. Inventory to be prepared. Partial transcription (19 interviews), 426 pages.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 21
Broad Subjects: Geography; History
ASP Subjects: Business enterprises--Ontario; Canada; City and town life--Ontario; Education--Ontario; Local history; Neighborhood--Toronto (Ont.); Ontario; Oral history; Toronto (Ont.)--History; Toronto, ON
Collection Code: OHC0003843