Deja Views

The archival photograph was taken in the late summer of 1972.  To the left of the streetcar is the tail end of the Glen Stewart Ravine, which we now know as Ivan Forrest Gardens. The park was named after Beach resident Ivan Bruce Forrest who was the city’s Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for most […]

Deja Views: Sept. 6, 2011

For many Beachers, a ‘For Sale’ sign on a large property with a dilapidated house means pay dirt for developers. The old home would inevitably be torn down and replaced with two or more telephone booth-like structures.  But happily this is not the case on Lee Avenue. One of a few complete wooden houses built […]

Beacher celebrates her 100th birthday

Hazel Ferguson, longtime resident of the Beach, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 6. Hazel was born into a large family. Lorne and Maggie Shackleton had 10 children including four girls and six boys. They lived on a farm near Harrietsville, Ontario. While playing grade school softball, Hazel was scouted by Labatt’s and moved […]

Deja Views: August, 2011

Apart from tree growth, the Sewage Disposal Plant Pumping Station at Eastern Avenue and Coxwell Avenue has remained an isolated structure. This image was shot in May of 1915.

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 […]