CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 6)


In 1934 five identical girls called Annette, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile and Marie became instantly famous. They were the Dionne Quintuplets and shortly after their birth in Callender Ontario they were taken from their parents and made wards of the province. For the first nine years of their lives, they lived at a converted hospital called Quintland. On the occasion of their second birthday, CBC Radio recalled their first two years. The year was 1950 and Toronto was digging the tunnel for a subway. The noise and mess seemed interminable and so the TTC decided to lighten things up with this song.

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