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Decade of the Day

Last Updated Jun 30, 2017 at 5:27 pm EDT

How much do you really know about Canada’s 150-year history?

In the lead-up to July 1, we’re reflecting on Toronto’s and Canada’s past, one decade at a time. Each day, we will transport you back to one of 15 decades and 15 milestones, and then explore where we stand today on that issue.

The countdown to Canada’s birthday starts June 16, with a new video added every day.

Our coverage will be as follows:

Airing June 16
Confederation: how united are we?

Airing June 17
North-West Rebellion: where do we stand on Indigenous issues now?

Airing June 18
The first motion picture is screened in Toronto: The Six as Hollywood North

Airing June 19
Toronto Professional Hockey Club is established: hockey culture

Airing June 20
World War I: Canada’s current role in international conflicts

Airing June 21
TTC is established: state of transit in Toronto today

Airing June 22
The Great Depression: Job and housing concerns in Toronto

Airing June 23
Baby boom after World War II: Modern day fertility concerns

Airing June 24
Opening of all four lanes of Highway 400: are self-driving cars the future?

Airing June 25
Opening of New City Hall: Toronto’s growing political divide

Airing June 26
Opening of the CN tower: Tourism in Toronto

Airing June 27
Charter of Rights and Freedoms is brought home: Gender inequality in Canada

Airing June 28
Quebec Referendum: Bilingualism in Toronto

Airing June 29
Legalization of gay marriage: LGBTQ rights and fights

Airing June 30
Justin Trudeau wins election with promise to legalize marijuana: pot limbo

Follow along with #DecadeOfTheDay.

And don’t forget to join us for our limited-time Speakers Corner revival, every weekday at Yonge-Dundas Square between noon and 1 p.m., starting June 16 until Canada Day.