Thursday, December 22, 2011

St Patrick's Market/A. Stork and Sons/Then and Now

St Patrick's Market, built in 1854 stood here until 1912 when it was
replaced by the building below.

Here's a couple of photos (again from the 80's) of A.Stork and Sons
Fresh Killed Poultry on Queen West.
To the left is the Beverly Tavern and to the right
an empty lot where the Christmas tree lot
from "A Christmas Story" was filmed in 1982.
On several occasions I remember hanging out back of
the Bev late at night and watching the police round
up stray chickens that had escaped the slaughter.
Sometime in the mid 1980's.
As seen in the movie. The empty lot has since been filled in.
Sometime in the early 1980's, Photo by P. Cummins.
A somewhat current view.
The building has since been re-purposed as the Queen Street Market but remains mostly vacant.

2 Wellesley Place

The Rupert Simpson House, built in 1899.
The Main house.

The Coach House in back.
Two versions of the Green Man adorn the entrance.
Some interior shots as well.
The pantry.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Repro 1966 Bat-Cycle

This repro 1966 Bat-Cycle is currently for sale in Vancouver on Kijiji.

More Vintage Rock Posters Compiled by Mark Moore

The Strawberry Fields Concert was held in 1970 at Mosport.
A CBC news report and a photo compilation by videomanjohn.

Raleigh Bicycle Handbook 1953