Tag: History

The Ward Cabaret is a haunting and musical history of immigrants who settled in Toronto

The Ward Cabaret Written by Marjorie Chan. Directed by David Buchbinder and Leah Cherniak. Until December 22 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West. HarbourfrontCentre.com or 416-973-4000. Of everything it’s known for, Toronto’s greatest defining feature is likely its patchwork of neighbourhoods defined by the people who established them: Greektown, Chinatown East and…

Venice devastated by second highest tide in history

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Venice’s mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water. A local man from Pellestrina, one of the many islands in the Venetian lagoon, died when he…