A lovely stroll in Balmy Beach Park. The unknown photographer shot this photograph of the bottom of Silver Birch Avenue, where the boardwalk begins and stretches out to Ashbridges Bay Park, in the fall of 1972. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Keteline Pierre walked into the coffee shop on November 15, she looked bright-eyed and hopeful, her smile wide as she stuck out her hand to introduce herself. Her composed nature belied her past experiences: massive devastation, disease and starvation. In Haiti, Pierre has been witness to exactly that. Pierre speaks eloquently as she begins […]
Another streetscape from the lens of Ann Patterson. This image was taken in front of Kew Gardens on Queen Street East sometime in the early ‘80s. I love this photo because it is a casual observation of a moment when we cross a crosswalk. Thank you, Ann. Do you have an old photograph you’d like […]
This street view of Queen Street East taken in 1995 depicts two very prominent eating establishments from days gone by. In the foreground is the Lion on the Beach, now the Stone Lion, and across the street on the corner of Kenilworth Avenue is Licks, a very popular hamburger joint (especially if you liked happy, […]
A school rooted in history and tradition, Notre Dame High School will be proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary on October 14. Founded in 1941 by the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, the East End all-girls high school began as a small endeavour. With few funds to start, the sisters had to rely solely […]
This wonderful streetscape at the bottom of Lee Avenue was taken by Ann Patterson in the late ‘70s. Ann ran a camera store on Queen Street East (close to Kennilworth) in the ‘70s and would often take strolls along the neighborhood with her camera. Thank you, Ann! Do you have an old photograph you would […]
Widely regarded as a remarkable woman, there is no question that the late Peggy Delaney left her mark on the hearts of many. Now, she has also left her mark on one of Toronto’s newest laneways, aptly named Peggy Delaney Way. Peggy was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 1, 1924. Described on the Peggy […]
The Beach has been harbouring artistic talent for a long time. Authors, actors, musicians, painters, artisans, some just passing through, some here for the long term, but all of them adding to the life of the neighbourhood. The list of notable individuals includes, for instance, pianist Glenn Gould and filmmaker Norman Jewison. Writer, editor, journalist […]