Just north of Wellesley.
From the Toronto Star, 1971. Photo by Boris Spremo.
Putting together scraps of old bills found in the Black Creek ravine. Mrs. Emily Coggon helps Patrol Sgt. Cyril Barnes and Inspector Tom Cooke while her sons Kirk; 6, and Neil, 5, watch. Kirk is one of the eight children who found the money three months ago, $2,960 in bills from the 1930s. It’s not been claimed, and it’ll be divided among the youngsters. Kirk’s going to buy a bicycle.
$2,976.00 in 1971 would be worth $18,000.00 today!
Before the New City Hall was built (1965), various architectural firms submitted designs in 1958 as part of a competition.
Here’s another example of a Victorian industrial building that has survived.
The corner of Catherine and King William.
If you look closely at the right hand side you’ll see this old house that is still standing.
Below, a later photo and I would guess the company has relocated.
The company later built this factory on Spadina Ave which is still standing
Location Scout, Mark Moore has sent me some photos of a recently exposed store front on Barton Street in Hamilton. This early store front had been covered for years. Next door (Hendry’s Shoes) has an equally interesting/vintage Vitrolite front.
The Derby stood at the south east corner of Parliament and King from 1847 until 1988. I never went in but wish I had…
The S/E corner of King and Parliament as painted by Gerald Lazare sometime in the 1980’s.
Below, from the streetcar loop.
As with many of the older bars in Toronto there was always a Men’s entrance that lead to a separate bar where the men would drink (really drink) and another entrance for Ladies and Escorts where couple could drink in a more respectable bar. The Spadina Hotel was the same.
…in the late 1930s, the Provincial Division of Venereal Disease Control launched a major campaign against hotel beer parlours alleging that they were spreading venereal disease and that prostitution was the main source of VD. “You read these official records and it’s only women who spread disease,” Campbell said with a laugh. “They never acknowledge that they got it from a man. Only women.”
The campaign intensified with the Second World War during which VD was seen as undermining the war effort by infecting young men. In 1942, the provincial government ordered that beer parlours erect physical barriers between two separate areas with separate entrances designated for men only and for ladies with escorts. The latter would allow women either alone or with their husbands and boyfriends. “The whole idea was to try to separate unattached women from unattached men.”
Below, another example of the Mens Entrance. The old Hotel Breadlebane on Yonge Street.
This post is from a couple of years ago. Recently the owner of the truck got in touch with me and was kind enough to supply his story as well as photos of his restoration/preservation work.
Mark G. writes:
Andre has provided this link to a short film on Youtube.