Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Bike Shed: 1940 Schwinn New World

The Bike Shed: 1940 Schwinn New World: The 1940 Schwinn New World project nears completion. Just a few final adjustments left. I removed the front spring from the knock-off &qu...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Final Post/ New Site Coming Soon

I seem to have run out of space here on Lost Toronto so will be creating a new site,
It will take some time for the search engines to index the new site but the link above works.
 Please continue to visit this site and search through some of the older posts and visit the new site as well.
Thank you for all the comments and contributions.

Jack's Diner in Albany NY

Nothing to do with Toronto but I like old diners.

A decorative ceiling and cornice panelling in red and cream formica.

Jack's Diner located at 547 Central Avenue in Albany New York is an ultra rare Comac Diner built in 1947.
There are only 2 Comacs left.
The other being the Tastee Diner in Laurel, MD.

Friday, November 16, 2012

More Lakeshore Motels by Patrick Cummins

January 1983.
Please click on the photos for a larger view.

Lakeshore Motel Strip January 1983

Toronto Patrick Cummins, who has been kind enough to share his photos of a lost Toronto had the presence of mind to document these motels along the Lakeshore strip long before the condo boom of the last decade. One by one they slowly disappeared....

The Palace Motel would soon be re-named the Cruise Motel....
Colour photos by highwaygirl67

More Lakeshore Strip Motels/Then and Now

The last of the motels on the Lakeshore strip fell to the wrecking ball yesterday.
The Beach Motel is no more.

The Star has an online article on the strip and it's demise here.

There was a murder at this motel in the early 90's and we also shot a scene from Atom Egoyan's Spinner Spencer movie, Gross Misconduct, here.