Ghost Ad – 1826 Queen St. E.

Banner photo is of 1826 Queen St E in 2015.  Photo by K Taylor. Sometime between 1915 and 1918 the west side of 1826 Queen St. E. was dressed up with a large painted sign.  It enjoyed only a brief career in advertising before being silenced by its newly built neighbour in 1919. The number 1 is all that […]

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Ghost Sign – Broadview and Queen E

Banner photo is of Broadview and Queen, looking north along Broadview, in 1918.  From the City of Toronto Archives. 698 – 700 Queen St. E., at Broadview – Built circa 1914 Next door to the recently departed Jilly’s and newly purchased Broadview Hotel, are two storefronts with a long history. They’re small beans compared to their handsome, […]

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