For years afterwards it was the Dunlan restaurant and had a wonderful 1940’s stainless counter and several small booths. Scenes from David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch were shot there in 1991.
A couple of shots inside the long gone Dunlan Diner courtesy of mistagregory.
It appears that it was a music academy before a restaurant.
These last two photos are by printwithfire.
the Skyline is now closed…..
I’m sad to report that the rumours are true and that the Skyline Restaurant on Queen West is indeed closing. Sunday Feb 21/2016 will be the last day under the present ownership.
The N/E corner of Queen and Macdonell.
Currently under renovations with rumours that an A & W will be moving in soon..
Lawrence F. has sent some more images.
A photo from the star archives circa 1990. Does anyone remember this guy and where this photo was taken?
There’s a reflected sign in the b/g that reads Parkdale Furs.
I think the detective work by the readers has proven successful. 1606 Queen West appears to be the location.
The architecture of the store front makes sense and the indication of these two holes on the column line up with the original location of the barber’s pole….
The gas valve seems to line up as well.
Thanks to everyone that commented and helped solve this
The bank on the right would later be robbed by the Boyd Gang and then used as Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway in the movie “Hairspray”.
The east side of Yonge north of Dundas.
Note the billboard below advertising the new Paul McCartney album, “Ram”. Muntz would have been MadMan Muntz the Hi Fi dealer and car builder.
The Muntz store would soon be replaced by a Pinball Arcade and the Tops restaurant by an Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips.
The Derby closed and was replaced by a Mr. Submarine…..
Frank’s Hamburgers was always a busy place.
Below, the George Barris designed VOX Roadster equipped with a Muntz 8 track.
Currently the site of the Thompson Hotel. This was originally the International Harvester Showroom.
Otto Higel Co. Ltd. Toronto manufacturer of piano and organ supplies. The company was founded in 1896 by Otto Higel (b Silesia, Germany, 1869, d Toronto 2 Jul 1930), who had bought the Toronto piano action and key manufacturing business of F. Koth, for whom he had worked since moving to Canada in 1889. Higel amalgamated in 1901 with Augustus Newell & Co (founded in 1878 as the Newell Organ Reed Co), and the resulting firm – Newell & Higel Co Ltd – manufactured piano actions, keys and hammers, and organ keys, reeds, and reedboards. Higel purchased the firm’s assets in 1904 and restored the name Otto Higel Co Ltd, but also used Canada Piano Action and Key Co Ltd. He achieved his greatest success with the manufacture of player-piano actions, begun in 1906. By 1911 he had added a department for the cutting of perforated piano rolls, labelled Solodont. The company, located at Bathurst and King streets, employed 450 workers in 1912. Player pianos with Higel actions were in use around the world and were in such demand that a second plant was opened in Buffalo, NY, ca 1914, and a third in New York City in 1916. On Higel’s death his son Ralph O. Higel assumed direction of the company, which gradually began making other products, such as cabinets and wooden toys. By 1938 control had passed out of the Higel family, though the name was retained. After 1938 the firm apparently made only kitchen cabinets and appliances, and in 1944 business ceased. The Otto Higel building at Bathurst and King was demolished in 1981.
Author Florence Hayes
Catalogue scan provided by:
Terry Rowe: Piano and Clock Repair, Elliot Lake, Ontario
Another view below.
1975 is the first year that gas was sold by the litre in Canada.
14 cents/litre works out to 60 cents/litre in today’s money.
Photo by Boris Spremo, Toronto Star.
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.
The N/W corner looking south circa 1930.
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