tribute to Ed Mirvish
Edwin "Honest Ed" Mirvish, OC, CBE (July 24, 1914 — July 11, 2007) was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and theatrical impresario who lived in Toronto, Ontario. He is known not only for his flagship business, Honest Ed's, a landmark discount store in downtown Toronto, but also as a patron of the arts, instrumental in revitalizing the theatre scene in Toronto. ps the horse is named "Honest Ed" too! Forgot to mention that!
What grocery stores used to look like in Toronto
Following the popularity of my vintage gas stations post of a few weeks back, my latest in my archival adventures involves another urban element wi...
Nathan Phillips Square: Toronto Travel Guide and Blog
Nathan Phillips Square is famous for the Toronto sign. The square plays home to City Hall, an elevated walkway and a skating rink during the winter.
What rush hour used to look like on the TTC
For 47 years, Bloor-Yonge has been Toronto's busiest subway station. It's where more than 410,000 people every day race, squeeze, and cram for trai...
The eclectic beauty of vintage signage in Toronto
There are so many ways to track how cities change over time, but one of the most remarkable is surely the signage that we encounter every day. Toro...
El Mocambo 1
The El Mocambo Tavern (aka and affectionately known as "The El Mo") is the famous live music and entertainment venue in Toronto, Canada where the Rollings Stones recorded their infamous Love You Live album. Infamous because of the attendance of the former Prime Minister's Pierre Trudeau's wife Margaret. The El Mo has seen better days than is captured here. The Canadian band April Wine, opened for the Stones who were masquerading anonymously as "The Cockroaches" (is this an anti-Beatles…
I am looking for Chum radio charts, from 1050 CHUM | Other | City of Toronto | Kijiji
HELLO; if you have any Chum charts, let me know,i'm interested in collecting them.my cell no. is: 416-830-1950; 11am to 11pm,,,7 days. Please Don't Email.
This is what Toronto streets looked like in the 1960s
Toronto's main streets looked remarkably different in the 1960s. Even as the city is more populated and vibrant today, the aesthetic of the urban l...
(Old Canadian Electric Locomotives, Electric Trains)
Canadian Industrial Diesels, Canadian Electric Locomotives, Electric trains, Pictures of Canadian Steam Engines, Train Stations, Cabooses, Train Bridges and Grain Elevators, Cabooses, Train Bridges and Grain Elevators and Railway maintenance Equipment
Beloved Toronto police horse dies suddenly on the job
After 12 years of devoted service, Royal Sun, a 16-year-old crossbreed, was severely injured Sunday while patrolling the Entertainment District.
Fran's is in Toronto. I was there just after the death of my favorite uncle, and the man who became my father after my dad died, Fran. I took this as a tribute to him. Hope you like it Uncle. I miss you If you'd like to hang this somewhere in your home, or give this as a gift, it's available for purchase; signsalongtheway.smugmug.com/Restaurants/Restaureants/227...