Banner photo is of Yonge St, south of King, in 1875. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. A handful of years ago, when I lived on lovely Roncesvalles, the whole street was torn up to replace the streetcar tracks and a water main. And it took a ridiculously long time to get it all done. When, at […]Read more "As I Walked Out On The Streets of Toronto…"
Banner photo is of King St W, west of Spadina in 2015. Photo by K Taylor. As you walk along the south side of King St., west past Spadina, you may notice a dip mid-block where the taller buildings fall away and one low building squats, occupying a rather large piece of real estate. While I […]Read more "Angus Dallas"
Toronto Lithographing Company – 461 King St. W. Photo by K Taylor. High up on my list of favourite Toronto buildings is 461 King St. W. which sits on the south side of the street, just west of Spadina. It was built for the Toronto Lithographing Company in 1901 by architects Gouinlock and Baker. That an industrial […]Read more "Toronto Lithographing Company"
Banner photo is of Toronto St in 1910. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. In 1905 an advertising firm called The Commercial Art Co Ltd sprang to life and launched an ad campaign unlike any other in the city of Toronto at that time. Rifle through the pages of old city directories and you will find numerous listings for […]Read more "The Commercial Art Co Ltd"
Banner photo is of King St W and Simcoe in 2015. Photo by K Taylor. The north side of King St. W. between Duncan and Simcoe is one of my favourite blocks in the city. Unlike much of the area around it, this stretch has remained almost wholly untouched since the early 20th century. The five buildings that comprise […]Read more "King West at Simcoe: A Tale of Two Centuries"