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 […]

Deja Views for Sept. 5, 2017

Did you know that the Beach was used as a backdrop in the classic movie ‘The Black Stallion’? In this scene, the stallion escapes from a barn and runs through the neighbourhood – Kenilworth Avenue to be more precise. The critically-acclaimed movie was released in 1979, so my guess would be that this scene was […]

Deja Views for Aug. 22, 2017

This wonderful photograph of Kew Gardens was taken in the summer of 1984 by lifelong Beach resident Norton Woo. Like many of our readers, I am so happy to have this park in our midst. Thanks, Norton, for sharing your image. Do you have a photograph of the Beach you’d like to share? Please email […]

Deja Views for July 18, 2017

Witness a semi-detached house come undone – no pun intended. The view is on Pine Avenue between Willow and Beech Avenues. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Please contact me at gdvandyke61@gmail.com.

Deja Views for June 27, 2017

This tower shot of the Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Olympic Pool was taken sometime in the ‘70s. Amazingly, the pool hasn’t changed much, but behind it, the Greenwood race track is a distant memory. It has been 24 years since a horse ran a lap. One thing I can’t understand in the image, is why […]

Deja Views for May 30

This beautiful Queen Anne Revival Style home is nestled on Balsam Avenue, just north of Queen Street East. There are maybe 40 years separating the two images. Are you as happy as I am to see this house has kept its original style, with a turret and huge front-wrapping veranda? Do you have an old […]

Deja Views: May 16, 2017

This easterly view is Kew Gardens, of course! These two panoramas were taken eight years apart, nearly to the day in spring. It turned out to be a great juxtaposition, as if I knew the park was going to be renovated – but I must confess, I was just lucky. Do you have a photo […]

Deja Views for May 2, 2017

What a difference a decade makes. These three images were shot in 2008, 2010 and 2017 on Wheeler Avenue, just a little north off Norway. There are a lot of opinions about the changing complexion of the Beach, but I’ll let my camera do the talking. P.S. While there are a lot of differences in […]

Deja Views for April 18, 2017

This archival photograph looks down the hill to the lake from Balsam Avenue, just south of Pine. It was taken in 1972 and the photographer is unknown. Would you like to be a known photographer in Beach Metro News? Please send an email to gdvandyke@gmail.com

Deja Views for April 4, 2017

Major additions began to be made to what is now known as Malvern Collegiate Institute in 1922, around the time this archival photograph was taken. The photographer is unknown. In the mid-sixties, the main building was closed for two years as it was modernized and renovated, and the library wing in the front was added […]