Category Archives: Toronto

Pan Am Games 2015

I saw this on TV last night. What a great ad!

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With not a condo to be seen!

Lakeshore Boulevard East, looking West at Cherry Street, showing the construction of the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway. Toronto, Ontario c1963.
Lakeshore Boulevard East, looking West at Cherry Street, showing the construction of the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway. Toronto, Ontario c1963.
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Can you guess where this is?

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University Avenue, looking north from Queen Street West. At the time of this picture, University Avenue was called College Avenue and was the picturesque entrance to U of T (1849) and it’s former namesake King’s College (1827). the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park (1893) would begin construction in 1886. The name would change in the first years of the 20th century. Toronto, Ontario 1880.

Here’s a hint. You’re looking north up one of Toronto’s main arteries…

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Rob Ford Enjoying his Leave of Absence

Police broke up a crazy party at a large mansion in the midst of construction¬†in Brampton on the night of May 2. While the son of the owner had been allowed to have a party, his parents could never have imagined that 1,500 to 2,000 people would show up, causing a reported $70,000 in damages. More controversial was that amongst the guests, a certain politician, had popped in while on a leave of absence. It wasn’t until today that Canadian Culture Thing acquired this cell-phone imager still from the riotous party.

While Mr. Ford does not recollect being at the party, he also reassured us that if he had, it was only because he was on “one of his drunken stupors” and therefore it was “no big deal”.

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Toronto’s Subway Celebrates it’s 60th Birthday Today!

60 years ago today, Toronto launched it’s subway system with the first train pulling out of Davisville Station moving southbound on the Yonge Street line. The stations in the line at the time were: Eglington, Davisville, St. Clair, Summerhill, Rosedale, Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas, Queen, King and Union.

ON-Toronto-Red Subway train PC

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