Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Aurora Super Hero Model Kits

The Marvel gang.
Batman and Superboy.
The original painted box art for the Superman kit circa 1965.

A Bad Day

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yonge Street 1959

Looking north up Yonge from north of Carlton in 1959.

Historic Brocton House.

A nice wood frame house on Brock Ave.

Abandoned East End Diner

The old Kingsbrae Restaurant on King Street East at River.

Monday, July 18, 2011

More Old Yonge Street Photos.

A display at Sam the Record Man.
Looking south from Gerrard, 1950.
Same again.
North from Dundas.
Same again.
Looking north at Dundas Square.

Queen and Roncesvalles/Then

From the Peter Lambert Collection, looking east along Queen across Roncesvalles sometime in the 1960's.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Yonge and Wood/Then and Now

478 Yonge Street near Wood in 1954 when it was the Rice Bowl Restaurant.

Avenue and Davenport/Then and Now

Looking west along the S/E corner in 1930.

Avenue and Davenport/Then and Now

The N/E corner in the summer of 1931.
A current view and the four houses still remain.

Avenue and Davenport/Then and Now

The S/E corner in 1930.
The Stop and Shop is gone but TD is still on the corner.

Vintage VW Dune Buggy

Authentic Mooneyes period decal.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lost Hamilton/ Mills China

Vanished Hamilton tells us Mills China had a worldwide reputation. In February, 1934, when the mother of U.S. president F.D. Roosevelt came to town, she visited Mills to buy china for the White House.
Generations later, the demand for fine china waned. The store closed on Jan. 9, 1985.

Old Parkdale House

Although in need of repair, this old house on Fuller has some interesting period details.

The old kitchen shelves.
Enameled sink with tiled counter and back splash.

Tri-colour asbestos floor tiles.
Some more vinyl flooring.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More Cool Cars

A mid 60's Citroen DS.
A nice Porsche 914 from 1973.

No Thanks

More Cool Bikes/Honda 350/4

Another Honda 350/4 from the early 1970's spotted in Vancouver last week.