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Toronto’s best-known historian, author, Sunday SUN columnist and tour guide, Mike Filey has a thousand stories about the city’s past, and he tells us about some of them every Sunday at noon; alongside some great music to match those stories with host Gene Stevens.

Toronto’s best-known historian, author, Sunday SUN columnist and tour guide, Mike Filey has a thousand stories about the city’s past, and he tells us about some of them every Sunday at noon; alongside some great music to match those stories with host Gene Stevens.
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Toronto, ON

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Toronto’s best-known historian, author, Sunday SUN columnist and tour guide, Mike Filey has a thousand stories about the city’s past, and he tells us about some of them every Sunday at noon; alongside some great music to match those stories with host Gene Stevens.

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English

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AM 740 550 Queen Street East, Suite 205 Toronto, Ontario M5A 1V2 1-866-740-4740


Episodes

Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – June 30th

7/2/2013
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On this episode of Mike Filey’s Toronto, Mike Filey remembers the hoopla surrounding the opening of one of Toronto’s favourite lakeside parks – Sunnyside – which opened as an amusement park this week in 1922.

Duration: 00:25:19


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – June 2nd

6/4/2013
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On this episode of Mike Filey’s Toronto Mike tells the story of the creation of the TTC in 1920 and takes us to the movies of the spring of 1969.

Duration: 00:28:23


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast –May 26th, 2013

5/28/2013
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Listen to the latest episode of Mike Filey’s Toronto as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens recall the day they tested our city’s automatic traffic light signals for the first time, and the passing of Toronto’s own Mary Pickford. They also … read more

Duration: 00:27:16


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – May 19th, 2013

5/21/2013
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Tune into the latest episode of Mike Filey’s Toronto Mike Filey and Gene Stevens discuss Prohibition, the Royal Visit of 1939, when King George the 6th and Queen Elizabeth came to Toronto. And it was this week in 1967, the … read more

Duration: 00:26:18


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – May 12th, 2013

5/14/2013
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On this episode of Mike Filey’s Toronto Gene Stevens and Mike Filey talk about Toronto’s infamous Don Jail. They also talk about the ‘turbo-jet train’ service linking Toronto with Montreal, that was born this week in 1966.

Duration: 00:26:57


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast –May 5th, 2013

5/7/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens talk about a pivotal event in the history of Toronto sports.

Duration: 00:27:48


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast –April 28th, 2013

4/30/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens discuss a 200 year-old story – the attack on the town of York.

Duration: 00:26:12


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast- April 14th, 2013

4/16/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens discuss the TTC taking over operation of the ferry boats on the Toronto Island and the idea of using the island service dating back to 1833.

Duration: 00:27:40


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast- April 7th, 2013

4/9/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens talk about sports and the first Blue Jays game that took place on April 7th, 1977 as well as the historical importance of baseball in Toronto that began long before the Jays … read more

Duration: 00:27:06


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast- March 31st, 2013

3/31/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens discuss the TTC and the improvements of transit in the city beginning with the post-war effort to deal with traffic congestion.

Duration: 00:28:25


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast- March 24th, 2013

3/26/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey and Gene Stevens discuss Lawrence Solomon and Toronto’s own Mary Pickford.

Duration: 00:27:44


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast- March 17th, 2013

3/17/2013
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Tune in as Mike Filey discusses Toronto’s birthday as well as the confusing names we have given our airports over the years.

Duration: 00:27:07


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – March 10th, 2013

3/10/2013
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Today on Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast: It was Toronto’s birthday this past week – we were established March 6th, 1834 – and historian Mike Filey recalls the last big hoopla we gave ourselves. Do you remember the word “Sesqui-Centennial” ? … read more

Duration: 00:28:47


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast– March 3rd

3/3/2013
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This episode of Mike Filey’s Toronto Mike speaks about fond memories of crossing Lake Ontario, to Niagara-on-the-Lake, aboard The Cayuga. That great old tourist boat was launched this week in 1906, and sailed hundreds of fun-filled cruises in its day. … read more

Duration: 00:26:55


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – February 24th, 2013

2/24/2013
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Toronto historian, author, columnist and tour guide Mike Filey tells us stories of our city’s past every Sunday. On this episode we’ll remember: The day the Bloor-Danforth subway opened in 1966 Singer Kay Starr’s 1951 appearance at the Casino Theatre … read more

Duration: 00:26:22


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – February 17th, 2013

2/17/2013
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Gas prices going up again – that was the news this week in 1913. Toronto historian Mike Filey shows us how some things just never change. He’ll also tell us about the day the Toronto St.Pats became The Maple Leafs … read more

Duration: 00:26:11


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – February 10th, 2013

2/10/2013
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Toronto historian, author and tour guide Mike Filey tells us the stories of our city’s past every Sunday at 12:30. On this episode he recalls the day parking meters first came to town, in 1952 and the story of how … read more

Duration: 00:25:27


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – February 3rd, 2013

2/3/2013
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Toronto’s changing times, the stories, and the music from those days on Mike Filey’s Toronto. Toronto’s landmark department store – Eaton’s – closed its Yonge and Queen store this week in 1977. That’s just one of the stories, historian Mike … read more

Duration: 00:25:53


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – January 27th, 2013

1/27/2013
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Toronto historian Mike Filey brings back the stories of the people and events that built this city: William Ward who saved over 100 lives in the waters of Lake Ontario in the early years of the 20th century. The old … read more

Duration: 00:27:57


Mike Filey’s Toronto Podcast – January 20th, 2013

1/20/2013
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On this episode ofMike Filey’s Toronto: What were the movies we ‘boomer-zoomers’ were watching 50 years ago ? Toronto historian Mike Filey will check out the old listings – along with plans for our first subway revealed by the TTC … read more

Duration: 00:27:40

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