Ursula finds beauty in the unexpected

Beach floral design and horticultural judge Ursula Eley’s first foray into competitive floral arrangement was a far cry from her recent award-winning entry at an international event. If there was a mistake to be made in her first submission in 1998, she made it, the one-time president of the Beach Garden Society said. Eley used […]

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 gdvandyke61@gmail.com.

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 […]

Balmy Beach coach works to make paddling more inclusive

Some are shocked to learn they’ve won an award, others elated. Colleen Didur was hesitant to receive her Coaches Association of Ontario award. It’s not that the Balmy Beach Canoe Club coordinator wasn’t happy about the distinction. “I was a little bit hesitant to receive the award at first because I don’t necessarily think of […]

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 […]

Stars fill the room at Orlando’s Hollywood Canteen

A self-described “maniac collector of things”, life-long east-end Toronto resident Mike Orlando says he owned a couple tons of movie posters before he decided to start the Hollywood Canteen, his now decades-old film-memorabilia business on the Danforth. “I’ve been collecting since ’75, and just amassing great quantities of original movie posters from theatres and people […]

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 […]