Deja Views: July, 2011

The archival photograph was the view across the street from a family-run business called Carter and Carter Photography. Ann Patterson, co-owner of the store, snapped this streetscene of Queen and Kenilworth sometime in the 70s. In 1981 the TD bank moved out and Summers restaurant opened. For the last two decades, Lion on the Beach […]

Deja Views: June 14, 2011

The time difference between these photographs is two years to the day. The renovation of this home is quite spectacular, even for Munro Park Avenue. You can also notice a difference in the amount of foliage, thanks to the extremely wet spring we just had. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? […]

Deja Views: May 31, 2011

What a gift I received from Sonya Munro in this archival photograph. It was taken in 1902, just up the hill from Queen on Balsam. Isn’t it incredible how much a grouping of trees can grow in 100 years? Last issue’s Deja Views, taken on Hammersmith, in the 1920s shows a small boy standing on […]

Dogs go wild at SlobberFest 2011

It was all about the pooches on May 28 for the annual SlobberFest held by Community Centre 55. The event crowned this year’s canine king and queen and also handed out many awards to many of the attendees. More photos below. [nggallery ID=11]

History of Beach Metro News: 1977 was a very good year

By the beginning of 1977 the newspaper was settling down.  There were no crises on the horizon. It had a paid (albeit modestly!) staff of three – editor Joan Latimer, ad manager and editorial assistant Amy Vanderwal, and myself looking after the business and circulation.  We were putting out 12-page papers and acquiring what our […]