Toronto Sketches 6: The Way We Were

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Dundurn, 2000 - History - 294 pages
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Stories of Old Toronto never lose favour with the city's nostalgia buffs, and as long as Mike Filey continues to provide us with his "The Way We Were" columns, no one's appetite will have to go unsatisfied.

When Mike's Toronto Sunday Sun columns were first brought together in Toronto Sketches, demand was so high that it prompted a second collection ... then a third ... and a fourth ... and a fifth.

Now, for 2000, Mike has once again brought together some of the best of his Toronto Sunday Sun columns for Toronto Sketches 6, the latest installment in the wildly popular series. This time around, Mike takes us to a performance at the Royal Alexandra Theatre by Al Jolson, the opening of Sunnybrook Hospital, a game between the baseball Leafs and the Havana Sugar Kings - with Fidel Castro throwing out the first pitch - and many more famous, notorious, and entertaining episodes in the history of this great city.

  

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Contents

FOREWORD
8
TORONTOS FAMOUS CASA LOMA January 12 1997
14
IT ALL SOUNDS FAMILIAR January 26 1997
20
POSTAL DESIGN ON AVIATION HISTORY February 9 1997
26
BUILDING A LASTING NAME February 23 1997
32
A RETAIL SURVIVOR March 9 1997
38
MORE CANADIAN AVIATION HISTORY March 27 1997
45
PLAYIN BALL WITH CUBA April 13 1997
54
EVOLUTION OF A MEETING PLACE December 28 1997
161
MORE TALES OF THE TITANIC January 18 1998
169
MEASURE OF SUCCESS February 8 1998
175
BAYVIEW GHOSTS STILL HAUNT TORONTO February 22 1998
181
MEET THE KNIGHT WHO BUILT OUR CASTLE March 8 1998
187
THEYRE STILL COOKIN WITH GAS March 22 1998
193
T O PAPER CARRIED TITANIC SCOOP April 12 1998
200
TEMPORARY WAR TAX NOW ECONOMIC
206

A GALLANT SHIP REMEMBERED April 27 1997
62
WILL IT ARRIVE ON TIME? May 11 1997
68
MOVING AHEAD WITH GO May 25 1997
74
TIDYS REMAINS A THRIVING ENTERPRISE June 8 1997
81
SUNNYSIDES 75TH ANNIVERSARY June 28 1997
89
REMEMBERING SUNNY DAYS GONE BY July 20 1997
97
TAKING A MILK RUN ALONG SPADINA August 7 1997
104
CNES HERITAGE IS ON DISPLAY August 24 1997
110
HERES WHERE YOU SERVED YOUR TIME September 7 1997
118
WHALE SIGHTING IN TORONTO September 14 1997
122
THE LAUGHS ON US October 5 1997
128
CRUISE SHIP REVIVAL ON GREAT LAKES October 19 1997
135
GROWING UP WITH CANADIAN TIRE November 2 1997
141
PEOPLE POWER SAVES STREETCARS November 16 1997
148
PART OF OUR PAST DISTILLED THROUGH
155
THEYRE TORONTOS OWN GUIDING LIGHTS May 10 1998
212
THE SINKING OF A CANADIAN DREAM May 24 1998
218
AN IMPORTANT CORNER IN TORONTOS HISTORY
225
BRIDGING THE GAP TO THE DANFORTH July 12 1998 231
231
BRIDGE TO CANADA S SUPERHIGHWAYS July 26 1998
237
TRAFFIC STOPPERS August 9 1998
243
AIRPORT MEMORIES TAKE FLIGHT August 23 1998
250
FAREWELL TO A CNE LANDMARK September 6 1998
256
A PALATIAL SCHEME WITHOUT PIER September 20 1998
262
STREET STANDS FRONT AND CENTRE October 4 1998
268
MYSTERY PHOTO IS AN HISTORICAL GEM October 18 1998
274
SANTA CLAUS ALWAYS WELCOME IN TORONTO November 15 1998
281
WHEN THE SNOW REALLY WAS WAISTDEEP December 20 1998
287
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About the author (2000)

Mike Filey, popular Toronto historian, is a member of the Ontario Heritage Foundation and past member of the Toronto Historical Board. In addition to "The Way We Were," Mike's regular column in the Toronto Sunday Sun, he is the author of many books on Toronto, including The TTC Story, Discover and Explore Toronto's Waterfront, and I Remember Sunnyside.

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