Banner image is of a Christmas window display, featuring gas ranges and water heaters, in 1937. Courtesy of Toronto City Archives. Well, here we are on the cusp of Christmas once again and, I have to say, I’m feeling quite festive. The tree’s up, carols are tinkling in the background and I’ve big plans for […]Read more "Christmas Shopping"
Banner photo is of King St looking east to Jordan in 1867. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. I have to say, thinking on it now, that I’ve been very lucky in not having ever really lost anything. I don’t mean this in a grand, life sense – as in losing loved ones, or losing perspective […]Read more "Lost and Found"
Banner photo is of King St looking west from Yonge in 1866. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. Last month, for Earth Hour, we took a stroll through early 19th century Toronto for a look at the most common lighting options available at the time. And they pretty much boiled down to, well, whatever you could […]Read more "Gaslit Toronto"