American Emma Goldman lived in an upper level apartment at 322 Spadina Ave, over the winter of 1926-1927. In Dec. 1919, she was deported from the US as a ‘radical alien’ suspect for her political activities and sent to Soviet Russia. She lived in Toronto at different times and gave lectures at the Labor Lyceum at Spadina and St. Andrew. She was a fierce advocate of workers’ rights and women’s right to birth control and known globally for her political activism. Called Red Emma, J. Edgar Hoover, then director of the Justice Department’s General Intelligence Division and later FBI Director, called her ‘one of the most dangerous women in America.