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Murder in the Family by Jeff Blackstock
How the Search for My Mother's Killer Led to My Father
Murder in the Family by Jeff Blackstock How the Search for My Mother's Killer Led to My Father
Jeff Blackstock unravels the story of his mother’s death in the 1950s and lays it in the hands of his father, who at the time was a Canadian diplomat. 
  6 Nov 2020
Goad's map showing location of his own Toronto island property Floreat near George Gooderham's cottage
Goad's map showing location of his own Toronto island property Floreat near George Gooderham's cottage
Charles E. Goad, father of the historically vital Canadian fire atlases, also established himself on Toronto Island. His lovely stick-style cottage – Floreat – was located on the edge of Ward’s Pond, between the Gooderhams on Lakeshore Avenue, and the RCYC overlooking the Bay (see green circle on 1890 plan). 
  29 Oct 2020
First RCYC and George Gooderham's 'cottage'
First RCYC and George Gooderham's "cottage"
 
  28 Oct 2020
RCYC landing at the end of the old G&W wharf
RCYC landing at the end of the old G&W wharf
 
  28 Oct 2020
Several cottages belonging to Gooderham's, Blackstock's, Brouse's and Beatty's were located south of the RCYC on Toronto Island including 238 Lakeshore
Several cottages belonging to Gooderham's, Blackstock's, Brouse's and Beatty's were located south of the RCYC on Toronto Island including 238 Lakeshore
238 Lakeshore Ave on Toronto Island was owned by William George Gooderham from 1914 to 1918 
  28 Oct 2020
George Horace Gooderham and the Prince of Wales at the RCYC 1918
George Horace Gooderham and the Prince of Wales at the RCYC 1918
 
  28 Oct 2020
George Gooderham and his beloved Oriole II
George Gooderham and his beloved Oriole II
 
  28 Oct 2020
Bank of Toronto image
Bank of Toronto image
 
  28 Oct 2020

Documents

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History of the Bank of Toronto building
History of the Bank of Toronto building
Article describing the history of the Bank of Toronto building designed by William Kauffman. 
  28 Oct 2020

Family Stories

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1881 Toronto Island Connections
1881 Toronto Island Connections
By the 1880s, the successful distillers appeared to have more leisure time to enjoy. Although founding partner William Gooderham, who died in 1881, does not appear to have been a yachtsman, his sons and descendants ranked among some of the keenest and most successful of Toronto’s sailors. 
  1 Nov 2020
1864 A Run on the Bank of Toronto
1864 A Run on the Bank of Toronto
A Story by J.W. L. Forster, a painter who painted William Gooderham Sr and Jr and William George Gooderham. The story is based on a tale told by William Sr as he sat for the portrait. 
  28 Oct 2020
1873 How the Town of Gooderham Got its Name
1873 How the Town of Gooderham Got its Name
If you celebrated the way the fine citizens of Gooderham, Ontario did (or so the story goes) perhaps you too would want to rename your home town after the source of your merry making. Or did that really happen?  
  28 Oct 2020
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  28 Oct 2020
1846 <strong>Twenty-Nine Children in William and Harriet Gooderham’s Care</strong>
1846 Twenty-Nine Children in William and Harriet Gooderham’s Care
After tragedy struck the Worts family, William and Harriet Gooderham had 29 children under their roof 
  28 Oct 2020
1831 Where are the Journals of James Worts?
1831 Where are the Journals of James Worts?
This story describes two journals written by James Worts, used as source material by E.B. Shuttleworth in The Windmill and Its Times about the Distillery. But what happened to the first journal and what stories of our beginnings in Canada have we lost with the journal's disappearance. 
  28 Oct 2020
1940 A Glimpse of Christmas Past
1940 A Glimpse of Christmas Past
Helen Younder, our Ezekiel administrator, shares this month's featured story and photo to give us a taste of a Gooderham Christmas. Her grandfather, William Ezekiel Gooderham, told this story in 1958 to Doris McPherson, author of A Glimpse of Christmas Past. He and wife May (Mary Jane) are captured in a charming photo while out for a sleigh ride. 
  28 Oct 2020
1880 Tons of Cow Poop
1880 Tons of Cow Poop
Gooderham began fattening cattle and hogs in the late 1830s, and by 1841 he had established a large dairy on a nine acre site between Trinity and Cherry Streets, across from the mill. 
  28 Oct 2020
1869 Great Fire of ‘69
1869 Great Fire of ‘69
At six o’clock on Tuesday, October 26, 1869 – just as William Gooderham and his family were sitting down for dinner (or “tea”) – a small cask of benzene caught fire and exploded in the fermenting cellar of his 1860 Stone Distillery, precipitating a night of high drama by the Lake.

Sally Gibson, The Distillery Archivist tells this tale... 
  28 Oct 2020

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I3601 
Howard Gray 
   8 Nov 2020
I534 
Gooderham, Kathleen Isobel 
b. 1 Nov 1900  Toronto, ON, Canada  2 Nov 2020
I395 
Hamilton, Mary Webster 
b. 17 Dec 1840   28 Oct 2020