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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1090 College St.

Banner image is of 1090 College St circa 2010.  Photo by K Taylor. 1090 College St., built 1909. A sweet little building that still advertises for one of its earliest tenants. Wilfred Magee had his hardware store here until 1914, when Peter Snowball moved in to try his own hand at the business. Mr. Snowball […]

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