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Swansea Historical Society March 2019 Meeting

March 6, 2019 @ 7:15 pm

John Maniezzo

Speaker: John Maniezzo – “When Swansea Was Dry”

Did you know that the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the Province of Ontario between 1916 and 1927, or that some municipalities, including Swansea, were “dry” for even longer periods of time, under a provision known as “Local Option”? A restaurant partly in Swansea and partly in York Township could serve alcohol in the back half but not the front half. For many years it was thought that the south side of Bloor Street between Jane and Runnymede was legally “dry”, when in fact it was not. John Maniezzo will talk about these and other quirky stories as he explores the history of alcohol sales in Swansea and its neighbouring municipalities.

Swansea March 2019


March 6, 2019
7:15 pm


Swansea Historical Society
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Swansea Town Hall
95 Lavinia Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6S 3H9 Canada
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(416) 392-1954
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