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On the Roof of Old City Hall, July 14, 1898. Hubbard is third from the bottom right. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1268, Series 1317, Item 216. Image courtesy of Heritage Toronto.

Toronto: William P. Hubbard: Black History Revisite

William Peyton Hubbard was born in Toronto in 1842 in what was then known as “the bush”, an area near present day Bloor and Bathurst Streets. His parents were slaves who had escaped from Virginia via the Underground Railroad and settled in Canada.

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One on One Interview with Senator Donald Oliver

Honourable Senator Oliver: I became a senator in 1990, and since that time, there have been enormous changes in our Canadian society and Canadians have been forced to recognize the fact that White people don’t own and run a country of 33 million people anymore.

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