Banner photo is of 1086 Queen W in 2010. Photo by K Taylor. 1086 Queen St. W., North side. Photo by K Taylor. From the turn of the last century, this handsomely bricked trio was home to a host of small businesses: tailors, bakers, jewelers, hardware stores. But one, dating from 1908, has kept a […]Read more "1086 Queen St. W."
Banner photo is of 708 Queen W in 2010. Photo by K Taylor. In 1901, this was the home of the N.B. Lander Drugstore and a branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph Company. Just as some drugstore chains today feature a post office, in 1901 you could pick up your camphor oil, buy a cigar and […]Read more "708 Queen St. W. at Manning Ave."
Banner photo is of 1370 Queen St. W. North side, in 2009. Photo by K Taylor. What is now the awkwardly named “4 Your Hair Extensions” was once G. J. Hooper’s Stoves, dating from 1899. Now look at what we find should we go peeping in doorways that don’t belong to us… The man, George […]Read more "G. J. Hooper Stoves – 1370 Queen St. W."
Banner image is from the 1902 Toronto City Directory. 439 Spadina Ave, East side. Several generations of ghost ads blanket the side of this lovely old Spadina Ave. building, built circa 1890 – so many it’s hard to believe there was a time the paint was so fresh that one ad silenced the others. Most visible […]Read more "Ghost ads – 439 Spadina Avenue"