Toppings, Earle

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Toppings, Earle

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1931-

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Earle Toppings was an editor at The Ryerson Press, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and CBC Radio Drama. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1931, and grew up near Kipling. After attending high school in Kipling, Vancouver, and Surrey, B.C., he attained a B.A. at the University of British Columbia, and then graduated from the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto. Beyond his editing career he also worked as a newscaster, producer and program director at CBC and other radio stations, and taught in Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University, where he produced Canada's first course for university credit by radio, broadcast by Ryerson's Open College in 1976. Before becoming an Art advisor (Toppings Art), he was producer and interviewer for Canadian Writers on Tape and Canadian Poets on Tape. A volunteer at the Art Gallery of Ontario and other institutions, he and his wife Iris reside in Toronto.

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Victoria University Library - Special Collections

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