Monthly Archives: May 2016
I could spend hours looking at old ads (and I sometimes have). Here is a Ford car ad from the Toronto 1921 city directory that was not afraid of blank space: This ad was a header page for a section of … Continue reading
Here’s another ad from the 1921 Toronto city directory: Luncheons and afternoon teas sounds so very very British. A Google search for “Ford’s Candies” turned up nothing, other than references to the late mayor Rob Ford handing out candy, or … Continue reading
Here’s yet another ad from the 1921 Toronto city directory, since I enjoy them so much: Here’s a close-up of the top of the building: Did they really have a flag that read “Nerlich & C0.”? There are lots of … Continue reading
Here’s another ad from the 1921 Toronto city directory: I love the very idea of Broughton’s Pink Stropping Dust. Sadly, Google turned up no additional information on Geo. H. Broughton or his wondrous dust. It is seemingly lost to history.
Here’s an ad in the 1921 Toronto city directory, placed by Might Directories, the people who created the directory: I wonder what training you needed to become an Addresser or Mailer. Did Might Directories have a reserve force of on-call … Continue reading
Here’s a section from the Toronto 1921 city directory that caught my attention: The last sentence states that Toronto contains 1,802 streets and 121,311 buildings of all kinds. This means that somebody went through the city directory and counted the … Continue reading
Near Church Street parking garage, March 2015.
Toronto, December 2014. I’m impressed that this person used multiple chalk colours.
When I was taking Google Street View screen snaps of national borders, I wondered: what happens if you cross from a country where people drive on the right of the road to a country where people drive on the left? … Continue reading