Toronto Sketches 8

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Dundurn, 2004 - History - 240 pages
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Toronto Sun columnist Mike Filey is back with Toronto Sketches 8, the series that captures the people, politics, and architecture of Toronto's past with photographs and anecdotes that will change the way you see the city forever. The book brings us back to the time of Toronto's original horse-drawn streetcar, the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens, and other memories of Toronto, many of which show how history repeats itself, as in the gas price wars of the early 20th century or the debate in 1911 over building a bridge to Toronto island.

 

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Contents

Fave Painting Tells a Story
9
Marilyn Buoyed Our Hearts
16
Auto Shows a Toronto Tradition
22
No Getting Away from Them
30
WWII Hit Close to Home
36
Leafs Scored First Cup in 32
42
Torontos Diamond Dreams
48
At the Crossroads
55
When the Leafs Budded
191
Tripping Down Gasoline Alley
198
The Déjà Vu from Here
205
48
211
Moving Story of Historic Home
213
Charred Ruins in Our City
221
58
222
Swimming Into History
227

Foster Father of T
61
Proud Old Haida
67
Forever Yonge
74
Torontos Capital Idea
81
TTC Treasures on Display
89
Torontos Finest Walkin the Beat through History
95
One More Time Around
102
New Life from Liberty
108
Dying for Recognition
116
Junction Name Survives Many Amalgamations
123
The Evolution of a Corner
130
The Legacy Continues
136
Deer Roamed Here
144
Magic Movie Memories
150
A Small Mystery
156
Our Man Filey Is Stumped
162
Tracing Torontos Tracks
168
Streetwalkin Man
176
Bridging the Gap
184
On the Trams
235
Best Used Car Buy in Town
242
Lifes a Beach
249
Recipe for a Riot
255
61
260
In the Market for a Change
261
Ahh Those Good Old Days
267
Off to Market We Go
274
History of Our Brave Mounted Police
281
Making an Exhibition
288
Dental College Endures
294
That Was Then This Is Now
301
Will Plans Fly This Time?
307
Say Goodbye to the Past
313
From Footpath to Street
321
Memories of Eatons
327
StreetcarOnly Lanes
333
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About the author (2004)

Born in Toronto, Mike Filey's bestselling Toronto Sketches series is more popular now than ever before. His Toronto Sun column "The Way We Were" has a devoted readership and he has written more than a dozen books about Toronto.

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