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 […]

Deja Views for March 21, 2017

This delightful house is located on Kippendavie Avenue, very close to the park. It was photographed sometime in the ‘70s by an unknown photographer. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Email me at gdvandyke61@gmail.com.

Deja Views for March 7, 2017

This wintertime image was taken in 1967 on Gerrard Street, just a block west from Main Street. To the delight of my editor, it features the building this newspaper would eventually call home. Near the end of 1988, Beach Metro Community News – which had recently changed its name from Ward 9 News – moved […]

9 most viewed Deja Views of 2016

Our readers often tell us how much they enjoy David Van Dyke’s Deja Views column — a look at the Beach, then and now, through photographs.  We certainly enjoy them, too — and are grateful to the many of you who submit photographs. While Deja Views is a hit in our print edition, it is […]

Deja Views for December 13, 2016

Dreaming of summer days? This photograph of the Donald D. Summerville pool was taken in 1966, just three years after the pool opened. Fifty years later it is still the Beach’s number one summer cooling off centre. Thank you to Donna Halliday for providing this image. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? […]