Safety mascot Elmer the Elephant was created in 1947 by Bas Mason of the Toronto Telegram and police inspector Vernon Page. Toronto mayor Robert Hood S…
This is the 21st edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: Presented for your nostal…
It’s been over 20 years since the expropriations that gradually transformed the Yonge and Dundas intersection into Toronto’s current micro-simulacrum o…
This is the 19th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: November 12, 1979 was whe…
“Horror hosts” became a staple of North American television stations in the 1960s. Often, it was a weatherman or local car dealer in a monstrous costum…
The dearly missed candy-coated chewing gum called Chiclets used surreal puppets from the popular satirical U.K. television series Spitting Image for it…
This is the 16th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: October 11, 1979 was when…
This is the 15th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: September 28, 1972 was an…
This is the 14th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: You Can’t Do That On Tele…
This is the 13th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: September 12, 1979 was wh…
This is the 12th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: August 31, 1984 was when …
This is the 11th edition of the weekly Retrontario newsletter. Subscribe now to start getting it sent directly to your inbox: September 3, 1979 was whe…