Deja Views: A streetcar named Neville Park

By DAVID VAN DYKE When I look at any photograph taken of the Neville Park Loop, I hear sharp, grinding squeals in my head. There are 40 years between these two images. The top photograph was taken by then photography student Chris Nicholls. If you think Chris was a good shooter in 1980, just check […]

Deja Views: An aerial look back at Kew Beach

By DAVID VAN DYKE This aerial photograph above showing the foot of Lee Avenue (provided by Herman Sahrmann) was taken in 1961. I imagine that in the photo below most Beachers are delighted to see abundantly more beach sand for their beloved dogs from the time depicted. Thank you Herman, for forwarding this amazing aerial […]

Deja Views: Boardwalk memories from 60 years ago

By DAVID VAN DYKE In the Sept. 22 issue of Beach Metro News, if you recall, I revisited a 60-year-old photo taken by Herman Sahrmann, of the Leuty Lifeguard Station. Herman was a young lifeguard at the then Toronto Harbour Police Sub Station. This incredible shot above showing the beach was taken from the mast […]