Toronto Sketches 7: The Way We Were (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 2003 - History - 240 pages
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Mike Filey is back again with another installment in the popular Toronto Sketches series. Mike's nostalgic look at the city's past combines legend, personal anecdotes, and photographs to chronicle the life of an ever-changing city.

Among the stories in this volume, Mike looks back to the introduction of the "horseless carriage." He laments the loss of great movie houses of the past - the University, Shea's Hippodrome, the Tivoli - and applauds those looking to save the Eglinton Theatre, and he tells the history of the King Edward Hotel as it enters its 100th year.

Toronto Sketches 7 is a valuable addition to the collection of any fan of Toronto history.

  

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Contents

Red Rockets Coloured Childhood
122
Sunday Sports Not New
125
It Was Presidents Choice
128
Regiment Salutes Queen Mum
131
Helping Our Kids Get Better
134
Torontos Shifting Waterfront
138
He Leaves Landmark Legacy
141
Where Have I Heard That Before?
144

Major League Dreams of Yesteryear
35
A Marine Disaster of Titanic Proportions
38
Ceremonies to Mark Centennial of Magnificent Old City Hall
41
Building Up Our Tallest Structures
45
The Genesis of University Avenue
49
Harveys Began a Beautiful Thing
52
The Tale of Torontos Unfortunate Titanic Survivor
55
Our Subway Keeps Rolling Along
58
Dancing Down at the Pier
61
Leaside Long Ago
64
The House That Arthur Built
68
The Way We Could Have Been
71
Take a Turn Through Toronto
74
Time and a Clock Keep East Ticking
77
Turn of the Century 100 Years Ago
80
Falling Victim to Killer Flu
82
Sound Fit for Castle
86
Time Running Out on Old Meters
89
Where Theres Smoke Theres Fire
92
Love of Wheels Goes Way Back
95
Toronto Has History of Thinking Big
99
Oh For Those Gas Price Wars
103
The House That Was Chorley Park
106
Remembering Canadas First War Dead
109
Torontos International Intersection
113
Downtown Devastation
116
Debunking a High Park Myth
119
A Dandy Fight with the Yanks
147
Some Things Never Change
150
Imposing Grid on Toronto the Good
153
The Latest in Hogtown Mascots
156
Hope Floats in Captain Johns Story
159
Brockvilles Toronto Connections
163
Good Lord Its LieutenantGovernor Simcoe
166
32Million Facelift for Coliseum
169
Mackenzie Was Railway King
172
Toronto Water an Old Problem
176
Not All in Favour of City Hall
180
Man Behind Mineral Baths
183
Watch Out for Streetcars
186
Unearthing Necropoliss Past
189
Hurricane Hazel Brought Tragedy to Toronto
192
History Is All in the Cards
195
Some Issues Never Go Away
198
Public Transit a Private Matter
202
Man Who Would Be Mayor Wasnt
206
Motoring Back to Yesteryear
209
This Plant Generated Some Steam
212
Toronto Then and Now
215
Island Airport Bridge Up in the Air
218
Memories of Christmases Past
221
Old City Hall Bells Still Toll for Us
224
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About the author (2003)

Mike Filey's "The Way We Were" column in the Toronto Sunday Sun is one of the paper's most popular features. His books have included The TTC Story, I Remember Sunnyside, A Toronto Album, and A Toronto Album 2.

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