Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Another Ontario Cottage/Yorkville

St. Lawrence Antique Market- Sundays

This week was a Black and White theme.

Crazy David's T-Shirts on Yonge Street.

Yonge Street 1974. Crazy DAvid's T-Shirt store is just to the left of Clockwork Orange.
Photo by Bob Whalen. Detective work by Mark Moore.
You don't see girls like that hitch hiking much these days....
Back in the 1970's there was a shop on Yonge Street that sold t-shirts and would make a custom shirt while you waited. Here's an ad from National Lampoon 1972. Note the Toronto address at the bottom.
Crazy David was David Keller formerly a member of a band called the Preachers.

An article from Billboard 1974.
An add from the Toronto Sun 1973.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dundas and Jarvis/Then and Now

The S/E corner of Dundas and Jarvis sometime in the 1950's just after the Bank has been robbed.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Vintage Kitchens

Vintage Stereo Ads/1972

Some vintage stereo adverts from the December 1972 issue of National Lampoon.
Hideous speakers from JBL, Prima 25's
A selection of receivers from Pioneer.
Superscope was an inexpensive line from Marantz.
For more vintage 1970's stereo please visit seventies stereo.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vintage Kitchens

A collection of images of kitchens from the late 1940's through to the early 1970's.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Parkdale Summer/Springhurst and Spencer/Then and Now

Three boys enjoy a summer's day at S/W the corner of Springhurst and Spencer in the late 1940's. That's a Studebaker beside them.
A somewhat current view.
A 1948 Studebaker with suicide doors.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kung Fu, The Legend Continues

Back in the early 1990's we worked on the television series Kung Fu. TLC. Many of the shows were shot on location in Chinatown.
These two storefronts on Spadina were a standing set that was Caine's Dojo.
My 1965 Corvair Corsa was painted bright green and used as a picture vehicle known as the Kermitmobile.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage Diner on Roncesvalles

Rick McGinnis recently got a look inside the old Ace Restaurant on Roncesvalles and was able to take some pictures of this well preserved diner. For the whole story and more photos click here.
The Ace has been closed for years but remains intact and unmolested.

Bassel's Menu

More on Bassel's here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Parkdale Theatre Mash

Old Chinese Restuarants Around Town

My favourite, the Kom Jug Yuen on Spadina near Cecil. We've been going there for BBQ pork on rice since Art College. Nothing fancy here.
The Pagoda in Hamilton.
The Chungking (closed) on Spadina.
The House of Cheung on Bloor near Lansdowne.

More Cool Cars/1965 Ford Ranchero

Based on the popular Ford Fairlane.