Friday, August 17, 2012

The Half and Half House

Portland and Niagara/Then and Now

 What appears to be the S/W corner of Portland and Niagara in 1913.
Niagara Street follows the serpentine path of the old Garrison Creek and is named after the foot path that ran beside the creek as the soldiers marched towards Niagara.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Custom Honda Rukus'

 A selection of customized Honda Ruckus' on Queen Street last weekend.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cool Bike For Sale

A late 60's Honda 160 done up as a cafe racer.
Currently offered on Kijiji.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lakeshore and Parklawn/Then and Now

This is the south side Lakeshore just west of Parklawn in the late 1970's.
It's a frame grab from the New Avengers. Several episodes were filmed here in 1977.The Pickin' Chicken Bar-B-Que.
Barbeque is a French word meaning head to tail (beard to tail)
This condo development replaced the Pickin' Chicken.
Looking east towards Parklawn, you can see how undeveloped this stretch was.

A Star delivery van in front of the Polish Alliance.
A current view with the Alliance in the BG.
Steed and Purdy, 1977.
Thanks to Mark Moore for the heads up on this post.
For a complete story click here.
 As shot by Patrick Cummins in 1983.
Another Pickin' Chicken on Queen just east of Roncesvalles in the early 1970's
Photo by lindsaybridge

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Abandoned Gas Station on Highway 7

Old Highway 7 is Ontario's Route 66.

Naked Bike Ride

A naked man riding a rented Bixi bike in the Toronto Naked Bike Ride through Kensington a few weeks ago. I hope he wiped down the seat...

Bar Six/What Happened?

 What ever happened to Cadbury's Bar Six?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Queen and Sorauren 1958

Looking west on Queen across Sorauren in 1958. This is a frame grab from a super 8 film that was shot. The full version can be found here and is worth watching.