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 […]


Deja Views for Sept. 6, 2016

The speed limit goes down and the house prices go up – all in one year. These images were taken on Lee Avenue, just north of Norway, the top in 2015, the bottom just recently. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please email me at gdvandyke61@gmail.com.


‘Motorless’ Markus sets his sights on Asia

One year into his five-year journey to circumnavigate the world without a motor, Markus Pukonen has had his share of scary moments. Take the time he was rafting down an icy river, with no one around for miles. Already a harrowing experience, his situation intensified as he turned a bend and saw an ice dam […]


Deja Views July 19, 2016

In the eight years since I shot this panorama, a couple of new homes were constructed on Long Crescent. Did you know that this area was once a golf course? If you have a photograph you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to call me at 647-531-6116.