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The Flame Restaurant/Then and Now

20120423-theflame1953-s0381_fl0270_id11268-2 20101121-theflameresto1953I don’t know where this was…..

Thanks to some detective work by Mark Moore, the mystery has been solved.

Peter Alexopoulus says:

This is Yonge Street north of St. Clair in between the two theatres, (the Hollywood and the Odeon Hyland) you can see part of the sign for the Odeon to the right. It later became the New Flame and my Dad owned and ran the business in the 60’s. I will get you the exact address on Yonge street later. After the New Flame it became a Howard Johnsons and then a Shoppers Drugmart. Not sure what it is today.
Screen Shot 2013-01-23 at 11.21.16 AM1507 Yonge Street 2010.
1383707_552791678124154_1934834909_nThe Hollywood Theatre.
Hollywood Theatre, Toronto, ON. 1930s-street-viewIn this early photo you can see the Hollywood Theatre to the north and the building that would become the Flame Restaurant just right of the Dominion Store.
EntranceThe impressive lobby.

4 responses

  1. Mark Moore

    I’m guessing Yonge St. – feels like around the old Hollywood theatre.

    January 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  2. Torontonian

    I remember a Flame restaurant or grill on the west side of
    Dundas St. just north of Bloor. That’s in Toronto–not Etobicoke.

    January 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  3. Near Six Points?

    January 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    • Torontonian

      Six Points is in Etobicoke. This intersection
      is where the Dundas West subway station
      is. The restaurant was on the west side of
      the street and–if memory serves me– there
      was a streetcar turning loop on the east
      side of Dundas where the subway station
      now stands.

      I hope that clears things up.

      January 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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