Welcome to an online photo archive depicting Innis College in its nascent years. As you scroll, you will encounter a series of moments captured in time. These are moments of people, places, and events. Lessons are being learned, traditions are being forged, and legacies (now over fifty years old) are emerging. In short, these are snapshots of lived experiences — of stories.
These are your stories.
With your help, we would like to remember these stories through written word. That is why we have embedded text fields below each image, where you can share your anecdotes and reflections — your rem-innis-cings. We will subsequently publish these stories on this webpage to create a growing, living, collective archive.
What stories could I share?
Anything and everything that you wish to share is valuable, as we cumulatively piece together the story behind the scene (i.e., who, what, where, when, why, and how). How did this story begin? How did it unfold? How has it lived on?
Thanks for sharing!
[L to R] Ann Barnett, Fred Strang, [also on board] Wendy Lord, Sherry Kelner, Marsha Ablack
Excerpt from The Varsity, Vol. 84., No. 9. Oct 14, 1964: “U of T’s annual Homecoming Weekend comes up a week this Friday and the Blue and White have big plans for it this year. The whole thing starts with the big Homecoming Show on Friday, October 23… Then following a hectic night of float-building (and float-building parties) Saturday morning features the float parade in which 29 faculties vie with each other with their creations for the parade prize.”