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The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Canada’s oldest Chinatown was once considered to be a “forbidden city” — a segregated maze of alleyways, hidden courtyards, brother, gambling dens and opium factories. But it’s history is also one of proud resilience in the face of some of the most racist laws our country has ever seen.

A Tomb in High Park

A Tomb in High Park

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.

The Bizarre History of "O Canada"

The Bizarre History of "O Canada"

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.