Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lonely House in Guelph

This old farmhouse on the outskirts of Guelph is quickly being enveloped by a new subdivision.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Rat Bike

This attractive Path Racer Rat Bike was assembled for a grand total of $67.00 and some leftover paint plus a few hours of labour.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Royal York Hotel Trivia

The Ballroom of the Royal York Hotel.
When the ballroom was built in 1929 the ceiling murals featured 3 topless women. The public was so shocked at this public display of semi nudity that the artist was recalled and asked to cover 1 breast on each of the panels.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Terrible Movie/Great Poster

Dundas and Glenlake/Then and Now

The angle's a little off but you get the idea. The pedestrian bridge seems intact.

Staged Accident

These 1937 photos from the archives are labelled "Women in shorts "cause" car to crash into pole". Obviously staged as there is no damage to the front of the car. But it has been known to happen. Looks like University Avenue.

Vintage Car Dealerships/Gas Stations/Car Shows

A collection of photos from the archives.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

South Chicago Meat Market/1941

Nothing to do with Toronto but a great photo.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Avenue Road/Then and Now

The S/W corner of Avenue Roadand Boswell in the late 1950's2010.

Yonge Street/Now/Duesenberg/Cord Showroom

The Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg display from the 1935 car show at the CNE.
This Staples location on Yonge south of Shaftsbury is a former Auburn/Duesenberg/Cord showroom.
The large arch windows have been filled in but some details remain.
As Mark Moore points out, this was also a CBC studio for a number of years.
The original showroom in Auburn, Indiana.
A 1931 Duesenberg Boattail Speedster.
A 1937 Cord 812.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vintage 1969 CCM Galaxie

An original ad from 1971.
A very clean example for sale on Kijiji.

A 1969 CCM Galaxie. Well worn but still functionally funky, given to Josh Heisie by Alan Zweig. Photos by Adam Kubiw.

More Student Caricatures/Sheridan ATVF

Another drawing in a series of cruel and unflattering portrayals of my former students. Adam Kubiw-Age 53

St. Lawrence Antique Market-Sundays

A turquoise display this week.

1970 Raliegh Suberbe

Photos by Adam Kubiw.

More Vintage Bicycles

A page form the 1976 Raleigh catalogue with the Superbe and the Tourist models.
A nice CCM dealer poster from 1968. Click on the image for more detail.
A recently purchased 1970 Raleigh Suberbe with a new Brookes saddle and behind a 1969 CCM Galaxie with original sparkle grips.
Another Galaxie with the correct seat
A nice CCM dealer poster from 1967. Click on the image for more detail.
Another view of the Suberbe and the Galaxie.