Producer: Village of Islington

Harold G. Shipp’s “First High Flier!”

In May of 1944 an eighteen-year-old Etobicoke High School student named Harold G. Shipp convinced a pilot, who ferried Lancaster bombers from Toronto to England during the war, to fly over the school's football field and drop cards which could be redeemed for prizes. This event is memorialized in the following mural by artist John Kuna.

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Golfing in Islington

The Islington Golf Club designed by Stanley Thompson, one of the foremost golf course architects in North America at the time, is located just minutes from this site. In the foreground, golfers dressed in the late 1920s fashion enjoy their day on the green.

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