Helena hopes to help kids get better access to cancer treatment

East York resident Sarah Calderwood thought her then three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Helena Kirk had an earache. It turned out to be something much more serious. Helena was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a disease that would put her through 841 gruelling days of chemotherapy. “It was shocking and terrifying to know that our little three year old was going to be […]

Deja Views: Bellefair United Church

After the sale of the Bellefair United Church to developers in 2011, I remember taking this photo and wondering what a place of worship would look like as a condo. Well, here you have it. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Please contact me by email at gdvandyke61@gmail.com.

Deja Views: Lee and Norway Avenues

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? […]

Curious about olive oil? Karen can help

Karen Rapp is an olive-oil sommelier, which apparently is an actual thing. If this surprises you, don’t worry—not too long ago, Rapp had no idea about that either. Four years ago she was on the hunt online for Olio Nuovo extra virgin olive oil, unaware of just how serious people could get over this product […]

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 […]