Deja Views for March 8, 2016

This photograph was taken in 1973 on Waverley Road, just south of Queen Street East for the City of Toronto Archives. If you have an old photograph you’d like to share, please call me at 647-531-6116.

After 49 years, saying goodbye to Glen Manor

The sale of 250 Glen Manor West draws the curtain on a nearly 50-year run the Hymases experienced looking out at their Beach neighbourhood from their front window – and highlights a wealth of firsthand knowledge of what the area was like then until now. “We were living on Kenilworth at the time,” says Ken […]

Finding home around the world

One day, when Nivedita and Niharika were still new to eating lunch at school, the girls asked their mom to come up with another word for “roti.” The question caught Niyati Desai-Kadakia a bit off-guard. Growing up in Baroda, India, everyone knew what roti was. Not only that, but Niyati’s own school lunches had always […]

Nine decades of life on Silver Birch

Bob Fraser has many remembrance days, some welcome, some not. At 91, Fraser is best known for his paintings – bright scenes of life in the Beach and along the boardwalk. But in the spring of 1944, Fraser was far from the Beach and his lifelong home on Silver Birch Avenue. He was a 20-year-old […]