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.
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 […]
If you’ve strolled by the Queen Street East Tim Hortons on a Saturday, you’ve likely seen 70-year-old Beverly Campbell. Dressed in a flowing superhero cape, her cascading silver hair pinned up under a dramatic hat, she’s almost always holding a tin of tiny artwork and treats to sell. Her vibrant presence stands out, even in […]
Nearly 20 minutes into the pilot episode of the CBS police drama, Blue Bloods, a police car carrying two police officers and a kidnapping suspect screeches into a parking lot that, minus the excessive graffiti used to filth up the scene, would be familiar to anyone who regularly drives on Gerrard between Main Street and […]
When looking at art, finding – or being gently guided towards – an unexpected secret hidden in the work is a special experience. At once personal, bright and inclusive, the work shifts as the viewer sees from the artist’s view – it’s a thrilling experience, in part because it does not happen all that often. […]
A challenging, fast-paced game with the best young hockey players in the greater Toronto area. An arena filled with 1,500 fans – and scouts to impress. Celebrity coaches – and a shout out from Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada – adding to the magic. For three rising hockey players who got their start […]
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 […]
Sporting chef whites on a sunny day by the Beaches Rec Centre, Gordon Brown stands zero chance of going unnoticed. “Hi Chef Gordon!” comes the sing-song voice of a kid walking up Lee Avenue, half a block away. “Looking good!” calls a woman not a minute later, laughing with a friend as they push by […]