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 June 22, 2019
Toronto the Good (Toronto, Canada 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,” “Queen City,” “T-Dot” “T.O.” and “The Six.”


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 fastest growing city in North America, and is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto is an international 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
“Toronto the Good”, from its history as a bastion of 19th century Victorian morality and coined by mayor William Holmes Howland. An 1898 book by C.S. Clark was titled Of Toronto the Good. A Social Study. The Queen City of Canada As It Is. The book is a facsimile of an 1898 edition. Today sometimes used ironically to imply a less-than-great or less-than-moral status.

OCLC WorldCat record
Of Toronto the good : a social study : The queen city of Canada as it is
Author: C S Clark
Publisher: Montreal : Toronto Pub., 1898.
Series: CIHM/ICMH microfiche series, no. 00659.
Edition/Format: Book Microform

OCLC WorldCat record
Mormonism in Toronto the good.
Edition/Format: Article : English
Publication: Jack Canuck, v. 11, February 18, 1922, p. 2

OCLC WorldCat record
Toronto the good : an album of colonial Hogtown
Author: Gerald Utting
Publisher: Vancouver : Bodima Books, ©1978.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Revisiting “Toronto the Good” : violence, religion and culture in a late Victorian city
Author: William D Reimer
Publisher: Winnipeg : Gerhard & Co., 2016.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Summary:
“Revisiting “Toronto the Good” transports the reader into the largely forgotten culture of late nineteenth-century Toronto, which was awash with a British evangelical Protestant religious sensibility. Based on an analysis of 1880-1899 homicide rates and close readings of the Central Prison register, this study argues that a British evangelical Protestant reforming “machine” produced new cultural norms, ultimately forging dense social relationships in all sectors of Toronto society. These reciprocal networks fostered high levels of empathy that in turn lowered levels of male interpersonal violence across the city. This transformation of male society reflected the larger religious-social agendas of evangelical women and men throughout North America and Britain, but on an urban industrial frontier.”—Cover

OCLC WorldCat record
The making of Toronto the good : the organization of policing and production of arrests, 1859 to 1955
Author: Helen Boritch
Publisher: Ottawa : National Library of Canada, 1986.
Dissertation: Ph. D. University of Toronto 1985
Series: Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes
Edition/Format: Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Microfiche : English

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