Banner photo is 229 and 231 Queen St W in 2015. Photo by K Taylor. To the many who loved it (and here I mean me), Queen W. is no longer the strip it once was. The Queen W of my teens and early 20s was a colourful street, with the stretch between Bathurst and Simcoe […]Read more "229 and 231 Queen W – Kops and The Condom Shack"
Banner photo is of the SW corner of Duncan and Queen in 2015. Photo by K Taylor. The four brick beauties you see here, on the south-west corner of Queen W. at Duncan, have been banded together for a very long time. The two currently painted up like Halloween decorations, Civello’s and it’s neighbour Pie […]Read more "Duncan and Queen, or, The story of A. W. Godson"
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."
Banner photo is of 708 Queen W in 2010. Photo by K Taylor. In 1901, this was the home of the N.B. Lander Drugstore and a branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph Company. Just as some drugstore chains today feature a post office, in 1901 you could pick up your camphor oil, buy a cigar and […]Read more "708 Queen St. W. at Manning Ave."