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The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968

 

The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968
After the assasination of Martin Luther King in Memphis on April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin managed to evade capture and make his way to Toronto. He spent the summer here biding his time before travelling to London England on a forged Canadian passport.
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James Earl Ray.
He first rented a room here on Ossington Ave.
The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968
To avoid suspicion, he also rented another room in this house on Dundas St W., alternating his time
between the two, telling one Landlady that he worked nights and the other that he worked during the day.
The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968
He was known to frequent the bar at the foot of Ossington.
The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968
The Columbia House 1958
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14918_447159652020691_2027282732_nAnother shot from the &0’s when the bar was called the Toronto Transfer Lounge.
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The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968
The old Hotel being demolished to make room for…..
more condos!
The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968Thank fully the hotel has been demolished and replaced by a Starbucks.
It seems to be difficult for modern Torontonians to go more than a block without a refill.
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The Strange Case of James Earl Ray-The Summer of 1968
He’s also rumoured to have hung out at the old Drake Hotel further west on Queen.
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4 responses

  1. M

    Toronto ‘s unofficial motto
    “Can’t tear em down fast enough!!!!”

    May 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

  2. I Think The Man Who Assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Is James Earl Ray Because He
    Was The Murderer Of Martin Luther King Jr. And The One Who Shot Him With A Rifle And
    The Case Of The Murder And Assassination Of Dr. King Is Unknown That Time Of The Mu
    rder And Assassination Of MLK And The One Who Is Responsible For The Death Of Our
    Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King!

    August 11, 2014 at 4:29 am

  3. Torontonian

    His name actually is Martin Luther King.

    The Luthor spelling that you have comes
    from the name Lex Luthor in the comics.

    October 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm

  4. Thanks for that. Spelling corrected.

    October 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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