Banner photo is of 14 McCaul St in 2015. Photo by K Taylor. There was a time, beginning with its birth in the late 1870’s, when McCaul St. was but a poky residential neighbourhood. Its most notable resident was a fellow named William Beer, and he’s only notable (no offense to the man) because I happen to think […]Read more "14 McCaul St and Harold “Carload” Ritchie"
Banner photo is of Toronto St in 1910. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. In 1905 an advertising firm called The Commercial Art Co Ltd sprang to life and launched an ad campaign unlike any other in the city of Toronto at that time. Rifle through the pages of old city directories and you will find numerous listings for […]Read more "The Commercial Art Co Ltd"