Help for Haiti needed now more than ever

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 […]


Deja Views for November 1, 2016

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 […]

Lion in the Beach restaurant, originally Bank of Toronto, Queen Street East, no. 1958, northwest corner of Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, Ont.


Lion in the Beach restaurant, originally Bank of Toronto, Queen Street East, no. 1958, northwest corner of Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, Ont.

Ziemann, Herta
Year/Format: 1995, Picture

Deja Views for October 18, 2016

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, […]


‘We were given both roots and wings at Notre Dame’

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 […]

photo Ann Patterson

Deja Views for October 4, 2016

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 […]

Friends and family of Peggy Delaney official unveil the mural.

Peggy Delaney inspires East End laneway

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 […]


A bookstore unique to the Beach

It probably comes as no surprise to those who live here that compared to all of the Book City stores in Toronto, the Beach location has always been a bit different. Consider, for example, the store’s children’s section. “In some neighbourhoods… you have a whole bunch of new parents and the store kind of grows […]