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August 27th, 2014

Cover stories in the Fall & Winter 2014/2015 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  What company's logo carries the colours of Toronto's first taxi? (P10)

Q2.  What do your dish soap and Toronto baseball history have in common? (P16)

Q3.  What iconic entertainment venue at Queen and Broadview started off as a prestigious hotel? (P18) (P16)

Q4.  Where is Toronto’s first public school and who started it? (P30)

Q5.  How did Toronto get its nickname “Hogtown”? (P27)

Q6.  What is the name of Toronto’s newest district – home of Pan Am Games’ Athlete Village? (P38) (P36)



Cover stories in the Fall & Winter 2013/2014 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  What road has been Toronto's gateway to the east for over 200 years? (P7)

Q2.  What club was founded by British army officers from Fort York? (P14)

Q3.  Why were Toronto fire fighters unable to stop Mann's grand Fallingbrook estate from burning to the ground? (P16)

Q4.  What big gift did Robert Watson McClain give to the people? (P20)

Q5.  Why was the house on Kingston Road called "Half Way"? (P27)

Q6.  What lies on the bottom of Lake Ontario, just off the shores of the Scarborough Bluffs? (P36)



Cover stories in the Spring & Summer 2013 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  What were the two villages that now make up part of The Danforth and how did The Danforth get it's name? (P7)

Q2.  The original immigrants to the village of Chester came from which three countries? (P10)

Q3.  What was Victoria Park Avenue called in the 1830's and what was it used for? (P12)

Q4.  Name two of the earliest churches on The Danthforth. (P16)

Q5.  How many various kinds of hikes are available on the Bruce Trail? (P27)

Q6.  What should you grow in the same container as tomatoes to improve their flavor? (P32)

Q7.  What business has been in the Beach the longest? Over 65 years! (P39)

Q8.  Which section of the Bruce Trail offers challenging and often remote hiking, with interesting flora, fauna and geology? (P44)



Cover stories in the Fall & Winter 2012 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Who were two important founding settlers in Leslieville and what were their contributions? (P7)

Q2.  Where was the first Juicy Fruit gum factory in Canada? (P20)

Q3.  Which great event in Toronto's history influenced a boom in the brick making industry? (P32)

Q4.  What and where were the five theatres in Leslieville during the height of Vaudeville? Some still exist today. (P16)

Q5.  There were two quarries east of the Don Valley, what are they today? (P32)

Q6. Where can you find possessions of Elton John, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Terry Fox and even Napoleon Bonaparte, all in one place? (P44)



Cover stories in the Spring & Summer 2012 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  How did Scarboro Beach Amusement Park get its name? (P16)

Q2.  What insect does everyone love to see in their backyard? (P32)

Q3.  How did Brooklyn N.Y.influence Scarboro Beach in late 1800s? (P8)

Q4.  Which Toronto botanical garden is older than Canada? (P45)

Q5.  What's green, 80 feet below ground and up to 12 feet above? (P12)

Q6.  Which Toronto beach's name comes from the everyday household ingredient, Redpath Sugar? (P29)

Q7. Does plastic wrap go in your recycle bin or garbage bin? (P38)



Cover stories in the Fall & Winter 2011 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Who created the original plans for the Port Lands area? (P8)

Q2.  Where was Toronto's "Great Marsh" and why was it called that? (P7)

Q3.  Who were the Boys of Malvern and how many of them did not make it home? (P14)

Q4.  What is the connection between Niagara Falls and Toronto? (P22)

Q5.  How was the mouth of the Don River altered and when did this happen? (P9)

Q6.  What was Sir Adam Beck referring to when he said, “the gifts of nature are for the public? (P28)

Q7. What experience can be a lifetime gift to children? (P44)




Cover stories in the Spring & Summer 2011 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  What are Canada's three most enduring national symbols? (P10)

Q2.  What was the tallest building in the Brittish Empire in 1895? (P35)

Q3.  What are three common basics of living that birds share with humans? (P14)

Q4.  Where would you find a traditional open-air Greek Theatre in Toronto? (P12)

Q5.  Who became Canada's first Aboriginal doctor and in what year? (P36)

Q6.  What does TV's Relic Hunter, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, and celebrity Kathleen Turner all have in common? (P12)

Q7. Where can you see over 100 artifacts from buildings which were demolished in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario between 1950 and 1981? (P20)



Cover stories in the Fall & Winter 2010/11 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Which Toronto landmarks are connected to the Beaches' Chateau des Quatre Vents? (P7)

Q2.  What Canadian award is considered an international symbol of creative excellence? (P33)

Q3.  Where was Sir Henry Pellatt's summer house built and what happened to it? (P8)

Q4.  What bird has returned to Toronto after disappearing in 1960 and what has brought them back? (P14)

Q5.  What caused the "pull-outreplace" program and where did it occur? (P36)

Q6.  What do Casa Loma and the House on the Hill have in common? (P9)

Q7. What winter activity uses every major muscle group and burns calories at a fast rate? (P44)



Cover stories in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Where were the 13 East Toronto bank buildings located 100 years ago? (P9)

Q2.  What is the connection between Kew Gardens and Central Park, NYC? (P23)

Q3.  When did female Lions start becoming official members? (P28)

Q4.  What weed can be a welcome gift? (P34)

Q5.  What two architectural styles portrayed conservative, reliable, and wealthy elements? (P12)

Q6.  Where can you stargaze every Thursday night this summer? (P45)

Q7. What size space do you need to have a vegetable garden? (P32)



Cover stories in the Fall /Winter 2009/10 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Where were East Toronto's Fire Halls No. 1, No. 2 & No.3 originally located? (P9)

Q2.  Who was East Toronto's first Mayor? (P12)

Q3.  Who is Swanwick Avenue named after? (P12)

Q4.  What does the name "Raccoon" mean in Algonquin? (P40)

Q5.  Where is Toronto's only "art deco" style fire station? (P19)

Q6.  Where can you skate outdoors on a Olympic-size skating rink? (P44)

Q7. Why did traditional fire halls have towers? (P22)

Q8.  Where are the "Grand Trunk Fields"? (P13)



Cover stories in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Who brought arts & crafts architecture to Toronto? (P8)

Q2.  On what street in the Beaches did a famous Hollywood director grow up on? (P16)

Q3.  Where would you find the "Hole in the Wall?" (P44)

Q4.  Only one building in the Beaches was designed by Eden Smith, which one? (P14)

Q5.  Where did Norman Jewison attend high school? (P16)

Q6.  What is a "green roof"? (P22)

Q7. Name two features of early 1900's architecture in the beaches? (P9)

Q8.  What are Nematodes? (P41)

Q9.  In 1915, who paid to build the Beaches library? (P14)



Cover stories in the Fall/Winter 2008-2009 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Where is "Fool's Paradise" and what was it worth in 1939? (12)

Q2.  Did you attend the same high school as Doris McCarthy did 87 years ago? (9)

Q3.  How many members were in the Group of Seven? (P14)

Q4.  Can you name three concession roads that border your home? (P17)

Q5.  How long is Yonge Street, and what U.S. state border does it end at? (P18)

Q6.  Why was surveyor August Jones called a "Bulldog"? (P18)

Q7. How did Hubbard Boulevard get its name? (P31)

Q8.  What do fleece, rope, carpet and tennis ball fuzz have in common? (P41)



Cover stories in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  Why does the Beaches neighbourhood have sandy soil? (P8)

Q2.  What are Native Plants? (P12)

Q3.  WHow do you tell the difference between a male and a female Monarch butterfly? (P18)

Q4.  Where do Monarchs from Toronto fly for the winter? (P19)

Q5.  What North American city has the oldest and largest streetcar system? (P32)

Q6.  What is the name of Toronto’s most recognized historic streetcars? (P33)

Q7. Name two Toronto streetcar “loops”. (P38)

Q8.  Where is Toronto’s oldest wastewater treatment plant? (P44)

Q9. Where does the water go when we flush the toilet? (P44)



Cover stories in the fall/winter 2006-07 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  How did the village of Norway get its name? (P 25)

Q2.  The Boston Hotel at Kingston Road was named after whom? (P 7)

Q3.  Alexander Graham Bell conceived of the telephone in what Ontario city? (P 20)

Q4.  Berkeley was the name given to a mansion in downtown Toronto and to what else? (P 19)

Q5.  The first public tramway system in the east end went along what road? (P 7)

Q6.  The Sharon Temple, one of the most influential buildings in Canada, is located where? (P 20)

Q7.  Sand removed from St. John’s cemetery was used for what purpose? (P 19)


Cover stories in the spring/summer 2006 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  How were the Beaches once connected to the Toronto Island? (P 41)

Q2.  When was the last race at the Greenwood Racetrack? (P 17)

Q3.  What family of songbirds has been called the "butterflies of the bird world?" (P 20)

Q4.  Where do Lake Ontario and the ancient Lake Iroquois share the same shoreline? (P 34)

Q5.  How was the Toronto Island formed? (P 41)

Q6.  Name the family who owned the land between Coxwell and Woodbine avenues in the 19th century? (P 17)


Cover stories in the spring/summer 2005 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  How were the Beaches once connected to the Toronto Island? (P 41)

Q2.  When was the last race at the Greenwood Racetrack? (P 17)

Q3.  What family of songbirds has been called the "butterflies of the bird world?" (P 20)

Q4.  Where do Lake Ontario and the ancient Lake Iroquois share the same shoreline? (P 34)

Q5.  How was the Toronto Island formed? (P 41)

Q6.  Name the family who owned the land between Coxwell and Woodbine avenues in the 19th century? (P 17)


Cover stories in the summer/winter 2004-05 issue:

Trivia questions on the cover:

Q1.  How were the Beaches once connected to the Toronto Island? (P 41)

Q2.  When was the last race at the Greenwood Racetrack? (P 17)

Q3.  What family of songbirds has been called the "butterflies of the bird worlfd?" (P 20)

Q4.  Where do Lake Ontario and the ancient Lake Iroquois share the same shoreline? (P 34)

Q5.  How was the Toronto Island formed? (P 41)

Q6.  Name the family who owned the land between Coxwell and Woodbine avenues in the 19th century? (P 17)


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