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Signs of the (past) times

November 20, 2014

A little while ago, the Shoppers Drug Mart sign at Queen and Lee came down and a large, somewhat decrepit Loblaws sign was underneath. Talking to some residents about it, one said, “I know where the oldest billboard is – it’s on the Danforth.” “I don’t think so,” I replied, and when the offended person […]

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Where is the best porch in the Beach?

There are many different names for the structure in front of your house: you can call it a porch or verandah or whatever you want. Here are a couple examples of what I consider excellent Beach verandahs among many. One in particular has a name, and is a historic piece of property. It is called […]

Who really killed the Red Baron?

After writing about different aspects of the First World War, mostly about the soldiers on the ground, there is a story to be told about some of our Canadian pilots and their contribution to the war. One of the mysteries of the war is who shot down the Red Baron. German pilot Manfred Von Richthofen […]

The time has come to honour all veterans on Kew cenotaph

It is the anniversary of several major events in world history in which Canada has played a major role. In 1914 the First World War began, and Canada, of course, contributed many soldiers. It is also the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, in which tens of thousands of Canadians took up the cause […]


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