Monday, April 5, 2010

The James Bond Connection

Sean Connery as James Bond.
Bond creator Ian Fleming lived in Toronto for a while during World War 2 while he was here setting up the spy training camp known as Camp X.
The commonly told story is that he was inspired to name his new character after the author of a book on tropical birds, James Bond.
However, while in Toronto he lived in an apartment on Avenue Road across the street from.....
Saint James Bond United Church.

Sadly the Church was recently demolished to make way for a new condominium.

I just finished reading ¨The Spy Who Loved Me¨and was surprised to learn that in the novel James Bond is returning from a mission in... Toronto.