Banner image is of Melinda St looking west to Bay, circa 1910. Courtesy of Toronto City Archives. Street-wise, the Financial District (as we now know it) is much as it was when first laid out as New Town in the late 1790s. It is where the famed Toronto grid is sparest and, to my mind, […]Read more "Jordan and Melinda: In The Beginning"
Banner photo is of 131 Church in 2013. Photo by K Taylor. Long before Church St. became synonymous with pawn shops and camera stores, or even churches, it was the idyllic country estate of John McGill, the last Lieutenant of the County of York. McGill built his cottage here in 1803 when the land was […]Read more "Church and Queen – Before the Dawn of Pawn"