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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Moss Park

Banner photo is of Sherbourne and Queen looking west on May 4th, 1917.  From the City of Toronto Archives. I grew up in the west end of the city – almost smack dab between Dundas West and Lansdowne, near Bloor St.  If you know the area, I wonder what you think when you hear those […]

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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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