A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 20, 2019
Queen City (Toronto, Ontario nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Other Toronto nicknames include “Big Smoke,” “Broadway North,” “Centre of the Universe,” “Hogtown,” “Hollywood North,” “Muddy York,” “New York of the North,” “New York Run by the Swiss,” “T-Dot,” “T.O.,” “The Six” and “Toronto the Good.”


Wikipedia: Toronto
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada’s most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Wikipedia: Name of Toronto
“Queen City”, a reference now most commonly used by French Canadians (“La Ville-Reine”) or speakers of Quebec English, other French-language or Franco-Ontarian newsmedia such as Le Droit or in advertising. The second part of the three-part Toronto: City of Dreams documentary about the city was titled The Queen City (1867–1939).

OCLC WorldCat record
Constitution, by-laws, rules of order, etc. of Queen City of Ontario Lodge, no. 56 I.O.O.F. : under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ontario : instituted at Toronto, Ont., March 10, 1870.
Author: Freemasons. Queen City of Ontario Lodge, no. 56 (Toronto, Ont.); Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Ontario.
Publisher: Napanee : Printed at the “Dominion Oddfellow” Office, 1882.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The Toronto News Company illustrated issue of the Queen city semi-centennial, city of Toronto, 30th June, 1884.
Author: G Bishop; George Bishop Engraving and Printing Co.
Publisher: Montreal ; Winnipeg, Man. : Designed & photo-lithod. by G. Bishop, 1884.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Illustrated Toronto, the queen city of Canada; its past, present and future, its growth, its resources, its commerce, its manufactures, its financial interests, its public institutions and its prospects.
Publisher: Toronto : Acme Publishing & engraving Co., 1890.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Illustrated Toronto : the queen city of the world
Author: G Mercer Adam
Publisher: Montreal : J. McConniff, 1891.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
“A Souvenir” : a history of the growth of the Queen City and its Board of Trade, with biographical sketches of the principal members thereof
Author: J Castell Hopkins; Board of Trade of the City of Toronto.
Publisher: Montreal ; Toronto : Sabiston Lithographic & Pub. Co., 1893.
Series: CIHM/ICMH microfiche series, no. 07297.

OCLC WorldCat record
Toronto, the queen city of Canada : the ideal residential city of this continent
Author: Daniel Lamb; Toronto (Ont.). City Council.
Publisher: Toronto : Alexander & Cable, [1896?]
Series: CIHM/ICMH microfiche series, no. 38640.
Edition/Format: Book Microform

OCLC WorldCat record
100 views of Toronto, the queen city of Canada.
Publisher: Toronto : Published by the Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., for McKenna’s Bookstore, 1907.
Edition/Format: Print book

OCLC WorldCat record
A retrospect, a short review of the steps taken in sanitation to transform the town of Muddy York into the Queen City of the West.
Author: Robert Wilson
Publisher: Toronto, Dept. of Public Health [1934]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Toronto, city of dreams. Episode 2, the Queen city (1867-1939)
Author: Lindalee Tracey; White Pine Pictures (Firm); CTV Television Network.
Publisher: Toronto : White PIne Pictures : Distributed by McNabb & Connolly, ©2000.
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Summary:
Straddles Toronto’s post-Confederation boom to the eve of the Second World War

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