The Month That Was – September 1951

All articles are from the Oshawa Daily Times September 1, 1951 Flying Saucers Back Bring Food This Time Washington (AP) – Here come the flying saucers again. The army announced that it’s trying out a new, junior-sized model – about two feet across and weighing five pounds. There’s nothing scary about them, though, unless one … Continue reading “The Month That Was – September 1951”

Museum Week 2016

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement Social Media can be such a fun way to engage with a variety of audiences, and every once in a while various groups come up with different days to spark engagement and conversations. In September, there’s #AskACurator day, where Melissa is ready and excited to answer any questions about the … Continue reading “Museum Week 2016”

Where the Streets Get Their Names – McMillan Dr./Kaiser Cres.

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement Have you ever driven along McMillan Avenue in Oshawa and noticed that the name suddenly changes to Kaiser Crescent? This small north-south artery is found just west of Centre Street; its southern terminus is King Street (south of which is Queen Street), the northern terminus being just north of Adelaide … Continue reading “Where the Streets Get Their Names – McMillan Dr./Kaiser Cres.”

The Month That Was – October 1926

The Oshawa Daily Reformer October 22nd 1926 Following a trip of inspection around the city, yesterday, Rotarian Governor “Joe” Hanley, was struck with the beautiful appearance of the city. He was much impressed with all the signs of prosperity and all he saw. But when he came to the War Memorial in Memorial Park, he … Continue reading “The Month That Was – October 1926”

The Month That Was – May 1929

Oshawa Daily Times Bank of Toronto Opens Branch May 1st 1929 The Bank of Toronto, one of Canada’s leading financial institutions, has opened a branch at 19 Simcoe street south. Established in 1855, this is the oldest Canadian bank with the head office in Ontario, and during 73 years of careful and conservative banking, it … Continue reading “The Month That Was – May 1929”