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Biographical History

Paragon Entertainment was a Toronto based public production and distribution company. Founded in 1981 by Jon Slan and Richard Borchiver, Paragon produced a large variety of material, including TV series, Made for TV Movies, animated TV shorts and TV movies,… more

The acquisition is broken into the following 30 series:
Series 01. Alien's First Christmas; Aliens Next Door [1991]

Series 02. Alfred Hitchcock… Read full scope and content
1951 – 1997
Biographical History

Writer, producer, host, and actor Patrick Watson has played a pivotal role in the development of Canadian television. Watson was born in Toronto in 1929, and by the age of fourteen he was acting in the daily CBC radio children's series, The Kootenay Kid. By 1955,… more

The Patrick Watson fonds encompasses two accessions. The first accession (1999.002) consists of seven series, separated by format.

The first series… Read full scope and content
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Paul Saltzman is a filmmaker, photographer, producer, broadcaster, author, and screenwriter. Born in 1943, Saltzman has made a large impact on Canadian film and television from a young age.

After briefly studying engineering science, he became involved in the… more

Biographical History

Paul Siren was born in Alppila, Ontario on July 19, 1917. Although forced to abandon his formal studies before the commencement of high school, Siren enjoyed a long and prominent career as a trade union leader and organizer. In 1942 Siren was appointed the… more

The fonds contains 1.1 m of textual material related to Paul Siren’s activities as an artist advocate. Includes correspondence, meeting minutes,… Read full scope and content
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Paul Till was born in London, England in 1953. He immigrated to Canada at age four. He has always had an interest in photography, taking high school art and building his own darkroom to experiment with various ways of manipulating photographs. Here he practiced… more

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Pete White (sometimes credited as Peter White) was born in Kaslo, British Columbia in 1946. White lived in Kaslo until 1954, until his mother remarried. White’s stepfather was a miner, and the family moved around a series of mining camps, ending up in Elliot Lake,… more

This fonds has been arranged into five series based on the creator’s order. These series are as follows:
Series One: Songwriting
Series Two:… Read full scope and content
1964 – 2019
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Peter Feniak was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota. After a move to Toronto in 1976, Feniak worked as a host, interviewer, writer and producer on national television talk-… more

This fonds consists of 11 series, divided by subject matter, production and format, and reflecting Feniaks’s own division and naming of his files.… Read full scope and content
Biographical History

Peter MacCallum has made a name for himself in the field of photography, especially with work focusing on architecture, industry, and urban spaces. He is seen as a chronicler of Toronto locales. His eye for detail and appreciation for his subject matter have led to… more

This fonds documents the interior and exterior of Massey Hall in Toronto.
The fonds includes the following 11 series: Series 01: “Exterior Views from… Read full scope and content
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Peter Mansbridge was born in 1948 in London, England. In 1954 he and his family moved to Ottawa. Mansbridge attended Glebe Collegiate but dropped out, before completion. He joined the Canadian Navy, where he served for two years before being honorably discharged. By… more

Biographical History

Phyllis Marie Ferguson (née Wilson) was born in 1950 in Quetico, Ontario, a status member of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation. At the age of 12, she was sent to live with her grandmother, Phyllis Tenniscoe, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. There, the young Phyllis… more

Scope and content:
This fonds consists of five series, grouped together by function and format.
The first series, Early Career, consists of materials… Read full scope and content
1944 - 2001
This fonds is divided into 5 series according to format. These are: Textual Material, Photographic Materal, Audio Material, Video Material, and… Read full scope and content