Yesterday I decided to walk down Brunswick St from college over to Bloor St to checkout thrift shop the Kind Exchange's Annex location. As I was walking down Brunswick St I came across two of these signs (featured above) from the Harbord Village Residents' Association posted on 2 different houses. As soon as I realized that the signs were all about Toronto history I snap a shot of the 2nd sign on my phone and decided that when I got home I'd check out the sign's website. As a history nerd the website did not disappointed, the site was filled with the history of Harbord Village. It contained interviews, photos and stories from people that had lived in the neighbourhood from 1930 - 1980. The signs I stumble on were a part of the sites oral history project. They're called StoryPosts, each StoryPost contains a QR code that will lead you online to a story about the neighbourhood. There are about 24 StoryPosts around the Harbord Village, which will allow you to take a self-guide tour of the neighbourhoods history. You can also head on over to their site and listen to them all at once. I've been listen to them since yesterday and I find them a humbling look into a time period gone by. Since I live in the Kensington Market area my fav StoryPost was of course about Shopping In Kensington, however I also find the stories about Dating, the local Candy Shop and Crowded Homes an intriguing look into the social mores of the time. However as a vegan I'm not sure I can bring myself to listen to the post about Chickens because it's about live animals and the local butcher. I might just have to skip that one. If you're interested in local Toronto history told by the people who lived it I suggest you check this site out.