Category Archives: history

Discovering More Yorkville

My recent stroll into Yorkville produced a number of great door finds and today I’m featuring a few more them. Right next door to the heritage Fire Hall I featured last week, is this gem built in 1906 in what was … Continue reading

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In A Yorkville State of Mind

In my last post, I traveled downtown to the Ice Fest in Yorkville, but I had an ulterior motive in venturing into this area. On my list of Toronto heritage buildings, there were several in the Yorkville area that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Back In The Fast Lane

I mentioned back in October that I had taken a part-time job, but I hadn’t mentioned what exactly I was going to be doing. I’m working as a data privacy consultant … as in, that person who writes those internet … Continue reading

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Firehouse Theatre

Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve been snap-happy with my camera as I enjoy a slow return to ‘normal’.  I’m been busy spending time cruising the streets of “Old Town” Toronto in the cold, continuing to trace the city’s history … Continue reading

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Mystery Behind A Door

In the final scene of the 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Ark of The Covenant was confiscated by the US government and put into a vast storage building. We never saw the outside of that building, so perhaps it … Continue reading

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Mingling Old With The New

Sorry for two posts in as many days.  I don’t normally do that, but this door post was written several days ago.  I suppose I COULD hold onto it for another week, but …. nah. I’ve moaned and groaned more than … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Searching For History

The afternoon of All Hallows’ Eve found me wandering solo through the streets of downtown Toronto with my camera in hand, looking for inspiration. No, I wasn’t looking for people in outlandish costumes, although I did see many of those. Living in … Continue reading

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Hitting The Streets Of Cabbagetown

There is a neighbourhood in Old Toronto called Cabbagetown.  Once one of the poorest areas of the city, it is now a highly popular and desired location. It is reported to have the largest number of preserved Victorian homes anywhere in … Continue reading

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To Everything There Is A Season

I have a theory. This is a favourite expression of mine whenever there is something I’m trying to solve – sooner or later I get a working theory. Lately I’ve been brooding over the idea that history seems to hold … Continue reading

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Open The Gates

It’s time for Thursday Doors and the hounds are at the gate! Ok, maybe there was just a blogger at the gate, but it doesn’t have quite the same punch, even if I did have a camera. Once I got past the … Continue reading

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