This archival photograph is courtesy of the Toronto Beaches Branch Public Library (Have an afternoon to spare? Spend some time at the branch, 2161 Queen St. E., and dive into their fantastic Beach archives.) The photo was taken on Lee Avenue, just a little south of Queen Street East, across from the park. I see […]
This great winter shot was taken in 1972 by an unknown photographer. The intersection is Queen Street East and Waverley Road, and the biggest change would have to be the new Montessori School. The school used to be behind the United Church on Bellefair. The church building is now a condo. Do you have a […]
Can you believe this photo was taken in 1919? This is the original church of St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium. The grounds were founded in 1853. At this time, the area around Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue was a little town called Norway. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Email me […]
Our much loved library at Lee Avenue and Queen Street East in 1979, before it was renovated and expanded, and today. Do you have a photo you’d like to share with our readers? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This grand house sits at the northeast corner of Woodbine and Cassels Avenues. The archival photograph was taken in the fall of 1922—or, you could say, 95 years before bicycle lanes were installed. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please email me at email@example.com.
This image of the Main Street and Danforth Avenue intersection was taken in 1965. The view is northeast and behind the brown brick building, centre frame, construction of what is now the Main Street TTC station wasn’t due to begin for a couple of years. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please […]
This archival photograph was taken in the late summer of 1940. The view is looking north on Coxwell Avenue by Queen Street East – an intersection that has been closed through most of September. Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This view is looking west on Kingston Road, a little past Main Street by Glen Stewart Crescent. The photo was taken by an unknown photographer some time in the ‘70s. Could this person have perceived the future condos on this corridor? Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share? Please contact me at […]
Did you know that the Beach was used as a backdrop in the classic movie ‘The Black Stallion’? In this scene, the stallion escapes from a barn and runs through the neighbourhood – Kenilworth Avenue to be more precise. The critically-acclaimed movie was released in 1979, so my guess would be that this scene was […]