Nowadays it's full of fashion boutiques and condos, but Yorkville in the '60s was full of folkies and cafes. The people living there didn't like how they were taking over the neighbourhood. Some of the greatest Canadian singer/songwriters got their starts their, from Neil Young to Joni Mitchell.     This is Yorkville circa 1968, via Vintage Toronto on Facebook.

YORKVILLE HISTORY: Get ready for a good read, but a long one. We got this detailed information from the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area.

Jimi Hendrix (1969): The guitar god avoided jail time in Toronto by claiming the drugs in his possession didn't actually belong to him. So that excuse actually worked at least once.

Busted! 45 Mug Shots of Famous Musicians

When Jimi Hendrix was arrested at the Toronto International Airport in 1969 for possession of hashish, he tried to claim a crazed fan had slipped the drugs into his bag - and it actually worked. Hendrix was acquitted of all charges.

lost toronto: Yonge and Carlton/Then

lost toronto: Yonge and Carlton/Then

My family used to walk down the street to Julie's on Dovercourt Road for a hamburger and fries in the 70s.

My family used to walk down the street to Julie's on Dovercourt Road for a hamburger and fries in the

Last week the New York Times wrote their annual list and named the 52 Places to Go in 2016. Toronto is finally being recognized and was listed as #7 on the list with an honourable mention of The Junction neighbourhood. The New York Times recognized The Junction as being Toronto’s emerging stylish neighbourhood full of bars, live music and coffee shops.

Last week the New York Times wrote their annual list and named the 52 Places to Go in 2016. Toronto is finally being recognized and was listed as #7 on the list with an honourable mention of The Junction neighbourhood. The New York Times recognized The Junction as being Toronto’s emerging stylish neighbourhood full of bars, live music and coffee shops.

The New Music's JD Roberts & Jeannie Becker

The original hosts of The NewMusic from J. Roberts and Jeanne Beker. The Canadian Press

First cast of Second City Toronto

1974 Toronto second city cast Rosemary Radcliffe,Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd & John Candy

Don Jail has done its time: After 150 years of controversy, notorious Toronto facility to be shut down

Don Jail has done its time: After 150 years of controversy, notorious Toronto facility to be shut down

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