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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.