Deja Views for June 27, 2017

This tower shot of the Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Olympic Pool was taken sometime in the ‘70s. Amazingly, the pool hasn’t changed much, but behind it, the Greenwood race track is a distant memory. It has been 24 years since a horse ran a lap. One thing I can’t understand in the image, is why […]

Deja Views for December 13, 2016

Dreaming of summer days? This photograph of the Donald D. Summerville pool was taken in 1966, just three years after the pool opened. Fifty years later it is still the Beach’s number one summer cooling off centre. Thank you to Donna Halliday for providing this image. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? […]

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These days I think you’d be in front of a judge if you dared to park your car on the beach by D.D. Summerville Olympic Pool. But not so in the late 50s! This amazing photo was captured by Norton Woo’s mother Mary Woo. If you look closely at the licence plate of the first […]

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In the spring of 1973 Toronto was hit by a severe storm. Impressed by the devastation, Beach resident Joe Davis rushed out to capture this image of the Donald D. Summerville pool. As evidenced by this photograph, a huge swath of the boardwalk was destroyed by the pounding water. Thank you, Joe, for sharing this […]