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Lost Spadina/Switzer’s Deli/Shuffle Demons

Screen Shot 2013-02-22 at 10.11.30 AMThe Shuffle Demons coming out of Switzer’s Deli on Spadina from their video, Spadina Bus.

When I passed my driver’s licence test in 1977, my girlfriend and I drove downtown to celebrate and had corned beef sandwiches at Switzer’s.

20110215switzersSwitzer’s closed in 1991.

Screen Shot 2013-02-22 at 10.27.36 AMThey also shot part of the video in the lost Chinese Garden further south opposite Sullivan Street.

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The Garden was replaced by the Chinatown Centre.

Screen Shot 2013-02-22 at 10.31.23 AMScreen Shot 2013-02-23 at 9.54.50 AMThis section from the 1924 Fire map shows the open area of the garden and according to “Torontonian” a GMC truck dealership before that.

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2 responses

  1. Torontonian

    The Garden was once a GMC Truck dealership.
    GMC left and the Chinese erected the garden and
    installed shops in the building.

    February 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  2. I didn’t know that. Thanks

    February 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

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