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Before these two Beach homes were levelled, Beacher Sheldon Zelunka wanted to document their architectural beauty. This image was taken 25 years ago on Queen Street East just west of Kenilworth Avenue. Thank you to Sheldon for this wonderful photograph. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

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In late summer of 1942, this small stretch of Kenilworth Avenue,  just south of Norway, needed repairs from heavy rains. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

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If you are a young adult who was born and raised in the Beach, chances are your parents purchased you an outfit from Hobbit Town, a popular children’s wear store that was uniquely set back from the street. This cove-like area was a great place to meet or wait for the streetcar. It was located […]

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This is a long lens photograph of Queen Street East, looking west from MacLean Avenue. This image was taken in the late 1970s. The FINA (Finest in North America) gas station used to be on the northwest corner of Glen Manor and Queen. There is a Swiss Chalet at that location today. Special thanks to […]

Deja Views (Aug. 28, 2012)

This view looks east on Queen Street from Lee. I’m sure many readers remember the Woolworth store on the northeast corner. This image was taken in 1980. A tip of the hat to Pete Coulman for providing the photograph. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

Deja Views (July 24)

This archival photograph was taken in the summer of 1927. The view is towards the southwest corner of Kingston Road and Birchcliff Avenue. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

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I took the top image in late summer of 2007. Workers had recently poured 100 cubic metres of mortar for the two foundations that would support the new footbridge located between Williamson and Pine Glen Roads.  The one-piece arch weighs over 25,000 kg and was constructed by Eagle Bridge Manufacturers. Do you have an old […]

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With a ‘for lease’ sign in the front window and workers inside prepping walls for paint, I guess it’s safe to say that this was the end of line for Tony’s Fruit Market. In 1982,  Ends Clothing set up shop and hasn’t looked back since. Happy 30th  Harold! Do you have an old photo of […]

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This wonderful view of a streetcar exiting the Neville Park loop was taken by Pete Coulman in 1966. Thanks, Pete! Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

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C. H. Lavender was a confectionery store located on Kingston Road just west of Balsam Avenue. Beth Lavender from Pickering was so kind to share this photograph of her family and their former business. The image, taken sometime in the mid 1920s, depicts her grandmother Catharine standing in front of the door in white, Beth’s […]