Banner photo is of 1256 Dundas W, by K Taylor. If you can get past the tedious Point Zero billboard, you’ll notice a much older advertisement sunning itself on the brick. Dating from at least 1918, it advertises the Linington Connell Co. Ltd. They were a decorating firm.Read more "1256 Dundas St. W. – Linnington Connell Co. Ltd."
Banner image is of 1090 College St circa 2010. Photo by K Taylor. 1090 College St., built 1909. A sweet little building that still advertises for one of its earliest tenants. Wilfred Magee had his hardware store here until 1914, when Peter Snowball moved in to try his own hand at the business. Mr. Snowball […]Read more "1090 College St."
Banner image is from the 1902 Toronto City Directory. The building which once was home to the Elliott Manufacturing Company is now long gone. And the address, 229 – 231 Richmond, between John and Duncan, is but a blank spot on the landscape. Well, actually it’s a parking lot across from the old Tip Top Tailors […]Read more "229 – 231 Richmond ST. W. – Elliott Manufacturing Co."
Banner photo is of 210 Dundas St W circa 2010. All photos by K Taylor. Maclean Hunter Printing Plant, built 1928 210 Dundas St. W. This formidable beauty was built the same year the company launched Chatelaine magazine. The communications giant that produces the Financial Post and Maclean’s magazine got their start in 1887 with […]Read more "210 Dundas St. W. – Maclean Hunter Printing Plant"
Banner photo is of Beverley St circa 1909. From the City of Toronto Archives. 147 Beverley Street, built 1878. A sunny view of the one time home of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Photo by K Taylor. The former Prime Minister lived here with his parents in the mid-1890s, when he was just a young fella […]Read more "147 Beverley Street – One time home of William Lyon Mackenzie King"
Banner photo is of Broadview and Queen, looking north along Broadview, in 1918. From the City of Toronto Archives. 698 – 700 Queen St. E., at Broadview – Built circa 1914 Next door to the recently departed Jilly’s and newly purchased Broadview Hotel, are two storefronts with a long history. They’re small beans compared to their handsome, […]Read more "Ghost Sign – Broadview and Queen E"