As the City of Toronto celebrates its 175th anniversary, WNED-TV will premiere the Canadian-produced historical documentary TORONTO 175 on March 21 at 8 pm.
The film’s producer, Toronto resident Anne Martin, describes TORONTO 175 as “a fast-paced, informative look at the evolution of the city we know today” -- a story brought to life by historians, archaeologists, authors, politicians, and curators.
Incorporated in March 1834, Toronto has grown from a tiny French trading post into a cosmopolitan, world-class metropolis. From the start, the city’s history is filled with intriguing characters, intense challenges, tragedy and triumph. This grand urban narrative encompasses early settlers’ battles with the elements; the War of 1812; and the influence of waves of immigrants in the 1800s.
The story progresses from the Great War to Afghanistan; from wooden log cabins to massive steel and glass structures; and from the iconic CN Tower to diverse museums and attractions. Along the way, viewers are invited to explore the history and the back streets of the Old City; discover the location of the first Parliament buildings under a car wash; learn of the fateful decisions that saved Toronto from an epidemic; and re-live the 1904 fire that destroyed the city’s financial center.
Martin has produced various travel and historical specials that have aired on WNED-TV, including Railway Adventures across Canada, Journeys through the British Isles and 1812 and all that...
As part of its commitment to broadcast high-quality programs of interest to its bi-national audience, WNED recently hired its first Canadian Program Acquisition Manager. The public broadcaster routinely airs programs from both American and Canadian producers and sources.
Immediately following TORONTO 175 (on March 21 at 10 pm), WNED-TV will air Meet Me at the Brant Inn, a Burlington Historical Society presentation that celebrates a Big Band mecca in Burlington, Ontario.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970 The Information Station, member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at www.wned.org.