Banner photo is of 131 Church in 2013. Photo by K Taylor. Long before Church St. became synonymous with pawn shops and camera stores, or even churches, it was the idyllic country estate of John McGill, the last Lieutenant of the County of York. McGill built his cottage here in 1803 when the land was […]Read more "Church and Queen – Before the Dawn of Pawn"
Banner photo is of 237-243 Queen St E in 2013. Photo by K Taylor. Distracted by the prospect of a hot sandwich at the Schnitzel Queen – and who wouldn’t be – you could almost miss the curious building that houses the restaurant and the neighbouring beauty supply. Nestled between Sherbourne and a little alley […]Read more "McFarren’s Flour and Feed – Sherbourne and Queen"
Banner photo is of Queen St. W., looking east, in 1897. From the City of Toronto Archives. I love this marker. I love that it is there to celebrate a subway of the kind you’d least expect – literally that they’d built a sub-way under the bridge – as in an underpass. And I especially love that […]Read more "Queen St. Subway Marker"