This entry was posted on July 21, 2014 by greg chown. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with Old Kensington Market, Toronto History.
Your 3rd photo brings back memories. I see two “orange box” scooters at the curb. I made one of those when I was about 10 years old. For those of us with little or no money in the 1940s, a home-made scooter was a real treat – a piece of 2×4 for the baseboard, an old roller skate broken in half for the front and rear wheels, and, of course, the orange box supplied by a friendly grocer with a crossbar stick nailed on top for steering. Not much, but they gave some fun for many kids then, me included.
July 22, 2014 at 1:59 am
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