Welcome to Weston

Banner photo is of Weston Road looking south in 1956.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. It’s easy to forget sometimes that Toronto, as we know it today, is made up of a number of former villages – Parkdale, Brockton, Leaside, Swansea, Mimico to name a few.   Some were absorbed by the city early on, while […]

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I, Coroner

Banner photo is the morgue at Frederick and Esplanade in 1952.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. About a month ago, I was taking a rare trip on the subway (I prefer streetcars) during rush hour and was lucky enough to get a seat.   As the car swelled with passengers getting on at St. George, I […]

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