About "Commemorate Canada"

A series of articles, funded by the Government of Canada, celebrating milestone anniversaries of significance in Canadian history.

 
 
 
Map of treaties 1 and 2

Treaties 1 and 2, 1871. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; trading post, mission and transportation route data based on Plate 17, Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 2)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; trading post, mission and transportation route data based on Plate 17, Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 2
This year marks a century and a half since the first numbered treaties were signed
University of Toronto old medical building

The old medical building, which opened in 1903, was home to Frederick Banting’s laboratory. (Photo: Courtesy Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto)

Photo: Courtesy Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
A century ago, the medical school building at the University of Toronto was the site of a momentous scientific breakthrough
Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

Map: Elections BC

Map: Elections BC
British Columbia joined Confederation 150 years ago. But it almost didn’t happen.
Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

Carte: Elections BC

Carte: Elections BC
La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans. Mais cela a failli ne pas se produire.
University of Toronto old medical building

Le vieil immeuble médical, qui a ouvert ses portes en 1903, abritait le laboratoire de Frederick Banting. (Photo: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto)

Photo: Courtesy Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Il y a un siècle, le bâtiment de l’école de médecine de l'Université de Toronto était le site de la découverte révolutionnaire de l’insuline 
A Black and white photo of a sign that says "welcome home to Canada" on a brick building

A sign welcomes arrivals at the Pier 21 dockside in 1950. Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (DI2013.839.32)

Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (DI2013.839.32)
Canada’s last active seaport immigration shed closed 50 years ago — a look back at Pier 21
A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

The Bluenose Wing ‘n Wing, an oil-on-canvas depiction of the legendary ship by William E. deGarthe circa 1956.

The symbolism of the iconic Canadian fishing and racing schooner Bluenose may be as relevant today as it was 100 years ago when the ship first hit the water
A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

The Bluenose Wing ‘n Wing, une représentation pétrolière sur toile du navire légendaire de William E. Degarthe Cirpa 1956.

Le symbolisme du Bluenose, l’emblématique goélette canadienne de pêche et de course, est peut-être tout aussi pertinent aujourd’hui qu’il y a 100 ans, lorsque le navire a touché l’eau pour la première fois

La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique (rehaussée sur cette carte) est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre. (Carte : Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Carte : Chris Brackley/Can Geo
La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique, montrée ici, est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre.

Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic (highlighted on this map) is considered its most essential role in the war. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic, shown here is considered its most essential role in the war
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