Deja Views

This is a long lens photograph of Queen Street East, looking west from MacLean Avenue. This image was taken in the late 1970s. The FINA (Finest in North America) gas station used to be on the northwest corner of Glen Manor and Queen. There is a Swiss Chalet at that location today. Special thanks to […]

Deja Views (Aug. 28, 2012)

This view looks east on Queen Street from Lee. I’m sure many readers remember the Woolworth store on the northeast corner. This image was taken in 1980. A tip of the hat to Pete Coulman for providing the photograph. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

Deja Views (July 24)

This archival photograph was taken in the summer of 1927. The view is towards the southwest corner of Kingston Road and Birchcliff Avenue. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

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I took the top image in late summer of 2007. Workers had recently poured 100 cubic metres of mortar for the two foundations that would support the new footbridge located between Williamson and Pine Glen Roads.  The one-piece arch weighs over 25,000 kg and was constructed by Eagle Bridge Manufacturers. Do you have an old […]

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With a ‘for lease’ sign in the front window and workers inside prepping walls for paint, I guess it’s safe to say that this was the end of line for Tony’s Fruit Market. In 1982,  Ends Clothing set up shop and hasn’t looked back since. Happy 30th  Harold! Do you have an old photo of […]

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C. H. Lavender was a confectionery store located on Kingston Road just west of Balsam Avenue. Beth Lavender from Pickering was so kind to share this photograph of her family and their former business. The image, taken sometime in the mid 1920s, depicts her grandmother Catharine standing in front of the door in white, Beth’s […]

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Five years later, there’s been much trouble for any business trying to start up on the southeast corner of Queen and Leuty. After Becker’s Milk vacated in 2006, the owners of Quigley’s  purchased the property and planned to open a sister bar with a large patio spanning the east side of Leuty. Well, things must […]

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I will always remember my first impressions of the Beach. When I moved here almost 20 years ago, I couldn’t get over how many baby strollers and dogs I kept bumping into on the sunny side of Queen. Happily not much has changed, except some of the businesses. Little Tots Hair Shop is the only […]

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The Beach has several cul-de-sacs. This one, on Neville Park Boulevard north of Queen Street East, is where the coyotes roam. The archival photo was taken in 1919. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

Deja Views

It’s not often someone calls and tells me they have a Beach photograph from the turn of the last century. My heart leaps in anticipation – is it a usable image, will I be able find the right spot, are there any houses or original structures still standing? Such is the case with this beautiful […]