Berkeley Street

Banner photo is of Berkeley St looking north from Esplanade in 1907.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. When first laid out in the late 18th century, Berkeley formed the eastern border of the city.  During this period, however, it was a good deal shorter than the street we know today, running just a short distance […]

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Marty the Millionaire’s

Banner photo is of Marty the Millionaire’s at Parliament and Queen in 2016.  Photo by K Taylor.   Not that long ago there was a small group of men that most Torontonians were on a first name basis with.  There was Sam, Ed and Marty and their stores were as individual as the men themselves.  If […]

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