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 […]

Deja Views: May 17, 2011

A shout out to Natalee Gill who kindly submitted  this candid family photograph. Judging by the car, it was likely taken during the roaring 20s on Hammersmith close to Glen Manor Drive West. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-691-4774

Deja Views: May 3, 2011

The reason this archival photograph of Silver Birch Avenue was taken in 1916 was to document the manhole cover in the centre frame. Today, the maintenance cover has been moved and the house shown close to the lake has been replaced with the Silver Birch Boat House. Do you have an old photo you’d like […]