Banner photo is of Charles St and Yonge in 2015. Photo by K Taylor. If you know me well or have read a few of these entries – or even just walked past as I was spouting off – you’ll know that I can wax romantic about pretty much any old Toronto building. But there […]Read more "Robert Barron’s Grocery"
Banner image is from Toronto: Past and Present: A Handbook of the City, by Charles Pelham Mulvany, 1884. In the 1860s, building your own private library, studded with literary classics, was a pricey endeavour. Not everyone could afford to spend three dollars for, say, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun. Much easier was getting ten pennies together […]Read more "Andrew Scott Irving and The Toronto News Co"