Ghost Ad – 1826 Queen St. E.

Banner photo is of 1826 Queen St E in 2015.  Photo by K Taylor. Sometime between 1915 and 1918 the west side of 1826 Queen St. E. was dressed up with a large painted sign.  It enjoyed only a brief career in advertising before being silenced by its newly built neighbour in 1919. The number 1 is all that […]

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407 Spadina Ave., East side.

Banner photo is of 407 Spadina Ave in 2010.  Photo by K Taylor. From the early to mid 1890s, a number of small businesses hung their shingle at 407 Spadina.  First, a wallpaper hanger named W.H. Cheshire, followed by John Regan’s bakery, a restaurant called Bell and Jolliffe and finally the fascinatingly named American Bamboo and Plating Co.  (Bamboo and plating?)  But a painter […]

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