1086 Queen St. W.

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 […]

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Ghost ads – 439 Spadina Avenue

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 […]

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