Tag Archives: Toronto history

Doors, Ghosts, and More

To followup on my post earlier this week about the Winter Garden Theatre, today I’m featuring the interior doors and doorways of its main floor sister, the Elgin. She’s an elegant Grand Dame, faithfully restored to her former glory … save … Continue reading

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From Vaudeville to TIFF

In downtown Toronto there stands the last operating Edwardian stacked theatre in the world.  The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres were built in 1913, eventually sank into B-movie obscurity, and then underwent a major restoration in the 1980s. I had … Continue reading

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This Program Is Brought To You By …

… Wrigley’s. That’s right.  The gum people. I have visited many old buildings in the Toronto area and am learning a considerable amount of my adopted city’s history, but this was my first foray into a former industrial area. It was quite … 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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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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