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 […]Read more "407 Spadina Ave., East side."
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 […]Read more "1086 Queen St. W."