Nine decades of life on Silver Birch

Bob Fraser has many remembrance days, some welcome, some not. At 91, Fraser is best known for his paintings – bright scenes of life in the Beach and along the boardwalk. But in the spring of 1944, Fraser was far from the Beach and his lifelong home on Silver Birch Avenue. He was a 20-year-old […]

Deja Views

This winter view of Silver Birch Avenue and Queen was taken 50 years ago! Notice the parking lot between apartment buildings on the south side of Queen. Speaking of parking, on the left is the last parking lot in the Beach where you can park your car for free while shopping at Valu-Mart. Do you […]

Some truth to rumours about sale of St. Aidan’s

St. Aidan’s Anglican Church is looking to sell its aging Memorial Hall and renovate the attached church on Queen Street East for its next 100 years. The parish still needs a final go-ahead from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, which actually owns the properties at Queen and Silver Birch Avenue, along with a city permit […]

Deja Views: May 3, 2011

The reason this archival photograph of Silver Birch Avenue was taken in 1916 was to document the manhole cover in the centre frame. Today, the maintenance cover has been moved and the house shown close to the lake has been replaced with the Silver Birch Boat House. Do you have an old photo you’d like […]