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Riverdale Historical Society: The Don Inmates, Guards, Governors, and Gallows by Lorna Poplak

September 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 28, 2021:

Join Lorna Poplak as she reveals the facts behind the Don Jail’s location and construction, and shares tales about inmates, guards, governors, gangs, officials, and even a pair of star-crossed lovers whose doomed romance unfolded in the shadow of the gallows. Listen to the saga of the Don’s tumultuous descent from palace to hellhole, its shuttering and lapse into decay, and its astonishing modern-day metamorphosis.

Lorna Poplak is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and researcher drawn to the people and stories behind the facts of Canadian history. With a background in law, literature, information technology, and technical communications, Lorna has written medical and scientific articles, travel pieces, children’s literature, blog posts, and a radio play. Lorna is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime. She has had two non-fiction books published by Dundurn Press: Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada in July 2017, and The Don: The Story of Toronto’s Infamous Jail in January 2021.

For more info link here: THE DON

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