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? […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Not long ago, Beachers could pull up in front of this Becker’s (located at the corner of Queen and Leuty), leisurely walk in to purchase a jug of 2% milk and never have the slightest worry about getting pinched by parking enforcement officers – thanks to a parking space at the rear. This photograph was […]
This archival photograph was taken at the northwest corner of Danforth and Coxwell Avenues in the late 1930s. The photo was contributed by the Duncan Meyer family. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-691-4774.
Our dad, George “Joe” Raymond Davis, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born in Toronto, lived his earlier years on Roseheath Avenue and attended Riverdale Collegiate. He married in 1942, joined the RCAF Bison Squadron 429 as a mid-upper gunner and flew 34 ops over Germany during […]
Planning for the future, and sticking to the plan Re: Deja Views, October 06: First, thanks to Beach Metro News, David Van Dyke, and I must mention Gene Domagala for keeping such close track of our Beach history. I was particularly interested in this photo because David mentioned that it is hard to believe that […]