I'll be at Leslieville's amazing new bookstore, @queenbooksto, on Saturday doing the Authors For Indies thing, selling some of my favourite books. - Pic courtesy of my mom. 😊
People have been playing baseball at Christie Pits for about a century now, since the old quarry was turned into a park. #springstudiesTO
Pretty happy to live in a city that'll name a park after an author best known for writing a book about a woman having sex with a bear. #springstudiesTO
The last days of the Dollar. The final B-17 set here.
Holy effing eff. Weaves at Lee's.
113 years ago right now, Toronto was in flames. The Great Fire of 1904 burned much of downtown to the ground, but somehow no one died — at least not during the fire itself. A couple of weeks later, as the ruins were being dynamited, one of the charges failed to go off. John Croft, an explosives expert, went in to investigate... just as it finally exploded. The flesh on his right arm was torn to shreds, and he sustained a severe scalp wound and a broken rib. The sight of the left eye was destroyed. He had only a few hours left to live after that. More than a century later, we remember him in the name of Croft Street and this mural tagged over by assholes. #springstudiesTO
Maybe for the last time. (At the *real* Silver Dollar at least. The building & sign are protected, but the historical dive vibe & Burke bookings are not.)
An @anicastillo exhibition is now plastered along the side of Honest Ed's. This building, at least, has had some beautiful death rattles. #springstudiesTO
June demolition. #springstudiesTO