The centre property in the top photo was once a coach house belonging to the storied Ames estate. The house sat on Lee Avenue, where it intersects with Norway, but was eventually torn down to make a driveway entrance into the parking lot of Glen Ames school. What’s a parking lot without an entrance, eh? […]
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Deja Views: Lee Avenue
This archival photograph is courtesy of the Toronto Beaches Branch Public Library (Have an afternoon to spare? Spend some time at the branch, 2161 Queen St. E., and dive into their fantastic Beach archives.) The photo was taken on Lee Avenue, just a little south of Queen Street East, across from the park. I see […]
Deja Views: Queen Street East and Waverley Road
This great winter shot was taken in 1972 by an unknown photographer. The intersection is Queen Street East and Waverley Road, and the biggest change would have to be the new Montessori School. The school used to be behind the United Church on Bellefair. The church building is now a condo. Do you have a […]
Deja Views: St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium
Can you believe this photo was taken in 1919? This is the original church of St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium. The grounds were founded in 1853. At this time, the area around Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue was a little town called Norway. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Email me […]
Deja Views: Toronto Beaches Branch Public Library
Our much loved library at Lee Avenue and Queen Street East in 1979, before it was renovated and expanded, and today. Do you have a photo you’d like to share with our readers? Email me at email@example.com.
Deja Views: Woodbine and Cassels
This grand house sits at the northeast corner of Woodbine and Cassels Avenues. The archival photograph was taken in the fall of 1922—or, you could say, 95 years before bicycle lanes were installed. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deja Views: Wheeler and Juniper Avenues
This interesting – and muddy – view of the intersection at Wheeler and Juniper Avenues show just how rugged the roads were back in 1924. I don’t know how a car could ever get up to Kingston Road in the rain or snow. Do you have a photograph you’d like to share? Please email me […]
Deja Views: Main and Danforth
This image of the Main Street and Danforth Avenue intersection was taken in 1965. The view is northeast and behind the brown brick building, centre frame, construction of what is now the Main Street TTC station wasn’t due to begin for a couple of years. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please […]
Deva Views: Coxwell Avenue and Queen Street East
This archival photograph was taken in the late summer of 1940. The view is looking north on Coxwell Avenue by Queen Street East – an intersection that has been closed through most of September. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Please contact me at email@example.com.
Deja Views for Sept. 19, 2017
This view is looking west on Kingston Road, a little past Main Street by Glen Stewart Crescent. The photo was taken by an unknown photographer some time in the ‘70s. Could this person have perceived the future condos on this corridor? Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please contact me at […]