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In the middle of the second World War, while massive armies clashed on the Western Front, an overlooked battle took place between Axis and Allied forces… in the most unlikely place imaginable.
How did an old statue from the other side of the world ended up in the middle of downtown Toronto? It's a bloody story of royalty, revolution, and two cities with very different experiences of what it meant to be members of the British Empire.
Hidden away in a quiet corner of Toronto's High Park, you'll find a massive tomb surrounded by a very old fence. And how it ended up there is a morbid tale of grave robbers, shipwrecks and death.
Every spring, parks across Toronto turn white and pink with cherry blossoms. The Sakura trees are a gift from Japan — and a reminder of one of the most disturbing chapters in Canadian history.
Meet the Nicols, a Montreal couple who were so sick of having to work in freak shows and deal with discrimination that they decided to take matters into their own hands.
A story about a colony, a thief, his wife, and her lover.
We head to Montreal in the 1700s to tell the story of Marie-Joseph Angélique and her resistance against slavery.
A story about a royal family, a world at war, a baby, and a whole lot of tulips.
A story about a famous Canadian monument that's unfinished, inaccurate, celebrated, loathed, iconic, ignorant, metaphorical, re-appropriated, imitated, divided, shamed, shunned, loved...
We explore the mysterious ruins of a secret laboratory in Gatineau Park, and tell the story of an entrepreneur and inventor who turned water into light.
In our first episode, we dive into the strange and unexpected history behind Canada's national anthem. "O Canada" was written by a veteran of the American Civil War to celebrate Quebec's national holiday; it's story touches on everything from Pierre Trudeau to bloody riots to the very earliest French settlers.