Schooner a vessel for Toronto underground history. What High Park used to look like in Toronto. Just shy of 400 acres, High Park is among Toronto's largest downtown green spaces.
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Americans have a split vision of education.
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Boxer defending title in Africville. Remembering the Christie Pits riot: DiManno. A Square Grows at Yonge and Dundas. Historicist: What To Do With the Don Jail? Welcome to Internment Camp B70, a little known piece of New Brunswick's history. Man says he was arrested after he asked officers for ID. Online Teachers Wanted. Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders Part 2. Chimo: Canada's Attempt at a New National Greeting. The long-standing friendly rivalry between Canada and the U.S. began when the real fighting stopped after the War of 1812.
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