Monday, June 21, 2010

It's 1936 and the man on the left is illegal

"How much police dictatorship is Toronto prepared to tolerate?"
This is not a G-20 story at all -- though the question is pertinent. The weekly Historicist at the Torontoist site recounts the battle of the 1930s as to whether men could wear topless bathing suits at the beach without facing arrest. A charming story, and another terrific piece of newspaper research by Kevin Plummer.

[Image via the Historicist froCity of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 6049.]
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