Davisville Village History
Davisville Village was founded by John Davis, who was responsible for opening the very first post office in the area. Today the area where the original Post Office was founded on is a Starbucks, located on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue.
Regent Park: A look back through the years at Canada's oldest social housing project
On January 1, 1947, the voters of Toronto decided that the city should undertake Canada's first redevelopment project. Regent Park rose from the rubble of what was once the south part of Cabbagetown. During the 1930's, south Cabbagetown was one of Toronto's worst slums and was targeted by Toronto city planners for a grand urban renewal. Regent Park was expanded in the 1950's to include the area south of Gerrard street, which came to be known as Regent Park South. Housing units ranged in size…
More Yonge Street in the 1960's and 1970's
The Edison Hotel, (formerly the Empress Hotel). the Biltmore Theatre looking south to the Brown Derby at Dundas. A postcard from United De Forest Cleaners seen in the previous photo, courtesy of the Chuckman Collection. Le Coq d'Or, the Edison and Sam the Record Man! Cinema 2000 and Starvin' Marvin's. The Colonial during the pedestrian mall. The Town Tavern. Hey man, be cool.
On February 15, 1965, the red maple leaf flag was inaugurated as the National Flag of Canada. The maple leaf is a national symbol found everywhere such as on our currency, military insignia and sports teams uniforms.