2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, but what was Toronto like during the 100th anniversary celebrations in 1967? With a new city hall, a new national flag, and the last time the Leafs won the Stanley Cup, it was an exciting time in Toronto!
Specially prepared for the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, this presentation shows what Toronto was like leading up to the centenary of Confederation celebrations back in 1967. We start with a look back at Toronto’s changing skyline, as the first new banking towers went up, and Toronto got a brand-new city hall.
We’ll also take a look back at that time the Centennial Train stopped in Toronto, on its way across the Canada.
Canada got a new flag in 1965, too, and we’ll talk about the debate that surrounded this.
Finally, the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup for the last time (to date) in Canada’s Centennial Year – for those of you who aren’t fortunate enough to remember their last victory parade, well, we’ve included a bit of that, too!