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 […]
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.
At Dina and Elina Anker’s Oakridge penthouse condo, the elephant in the room is stuffed, pink, and grey. Last fall, it was cancer. The toy elephant is one of a pile Elina, 14, received from well-wishers after she was diagnosed with stage-three lymphoma around this time last year. The then St. John Catholic School student […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“I have an espresso machine to fix and I’m told that you guys are the guys.” Those were the words of new customer Rosalee Lockyer walking in the door mid-interview with Rick and Craig Butler of Butler’s Appliance Repair on Coxwell and Gerrard. Butler’s is celebrating its 90th—yes, that’s a nine and a zero—anniversary serving […]