An all-new WNED production allows you to take a trip back in time to the Toronto of
yesteryear. Remembering Toronto, a nostalgic look at Toronto from the '20s
to the '50s, will take you back to a simpler time and help you recall moments of laughter
and maybe even some tears.
Since Toronto has such a rich heritage, a wide variety of topics will be visited in
this hour-long program, including:
HISTORY OF SUNNYSIDE
WNED gives you the sights and sounds you remember from the beautiful Sunnyside
Amusement Park and historic bathing pavilion--from the rides and games to the great food
and lively entertainment. Perhaps youll recall strolling down the boardwalk enjoying
a sunny summer day with family and friends or dancing the night away at the Palais Royale
for a mere ten cents a dance.
Well even visit with some of the girls who played softball at the Sunnyside Ball
Stadium back in the '20s, '30s, and '40s. Boy, did they draw the crowds!
The CNE has a consistent record of providing us with just about anything we could ask
for--from the ever-famous Air Show to a look at the latest technology of the time.
Well explore the rich history of the CNE and offer a glimpse of some of the
innovations in agriculture, transportation, and industry during those years.
||THE THEATRE BLOCK
The years of the Depression and WWII brought
difficult times to most Torontonians. But you didn't let that get you down. Tune in and
remember how you lifted your spirits at movie houses, music halls, and vaudeville theatres
like Loews, The Winter Garden, Massey Hall, and Sheas Hippodrome.
Well follow the history of baseball in Toronto from the early days at
Hanlons Point Stadium when you could buy a ferry ticket for 50 cents and get a seat
in the stadium to see a game. Then well take you back to 1926 when the Leafs left
the Island and moved into their new Maple Leaf Stadium at the foot of Bathurst Street.
Hockey fans will recall that the Toronto Maple Leafs first won the Stanley Cup in the
1931-32 season. Our show will take you back just a bit further when the Maple Leafs were
known as the Toronto St. Pats. Well move with the team from the Arena Gardens
to the Maple Leaf Gardens, where on April 9, 1932, Con Smythe won his revenge when the
team swept the series with the New York Rangers in front of 14,336 cheering fans.
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