407 Spadina Ave., East side.

Banner photo is of 407 Spadina Ave in 2010.  Photo by K Taylor. From the early to mid 1890s, a number of small businesses hung their shingle at 407 Spadina.  First, a wallpaper hanger named W.H. Cheshire, followed by John Regan’s bakery, a restaurant called Bell and Jolliffe and finally the fascinatingly named American Bamboo and Plating Co.  (Bamboo and plating?)  But a painter […]

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1086 Queen St. W.

Banner photo is of 1086 Queen W in 2010.  Photo by K Taylor. 1086 Queen St. W., North side.  Photo by K Taylor. From the turn of the last century, this handsomely bricked trio was home to a host of small businesses: tailors, bakers, jewelers, hardware stores. But one, dating from 1908, has kept a […]

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