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Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

thecharioteer

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Speaking of photography studios:

Peake & Whittingham Studio (between 1922 and 1941):

"Item consists of 1 black and white negative depicting the final Peake & Whittingham studio at 159 Elm Street, just west of University Avenue. The studio interior shows W. J. (Bill) Whittinham behind the camera, while his son, Ted, arranges the shot of Squibb Vitamin products."

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Neat. I didn't know we'd had a Waldorf Astoria. Apparently it was built in the '60s, converted to condos in the '90s, and now it is being, or has been, converted into lofts.

https://goo.gl/maps/nCt7yadm3TE2

Can't find where that phone number with the Walnut exchange is assigned now. Being from 1964, this stationery predates the introduction of postal codes, although the address would have been in the postal district of 'Toronto 5'.
 

J T CUNNINGHAM

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"Neat. I didn't know we'd had a Waldorf Astoria.'

Not really ever known as being "neat" and certainly not comparable in any way to their much more

famous namesake in New York. They, there being two buildings actually, 80 and 88 Charles Street,

80 being The Waldorf and 88 being The Astoria and were if only connected by the possibility of an

underground garage. The only redeeming feature of the hotel was that it was across the street from

a charming restaurant named La Chaumiere; best frog's legs within the city!

http://www.chefdb.com/pl/242/La-Chaumiere-Toronto
 
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J T CUNNINGHAM

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"Here's that hotel c.1960: "
Prof Goldie.

Forget the hotel; I want La Chaumiere and it's food back again!

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J T
 

J T CUNNINGHAM

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"At your service, JT"
Prof Goldie.

I like it already!
(Although, they usually presented them as cut at the hip singles.)
There was the odd time that they were not on The Menu; the reason
being, "not up-to Standard.", unlike what The Mermaid had served;
only ate there twice; The First and The Last.

Regards,
J T
 

J T CUNNINGHAM

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On one of my favourite subjects, that being Food, we, you, Oscar, Clint, Mustapha and I should
partake of the Fish & Chips being served at 414 Roncesvalles Ave.;
great food, popular price, licenced, rear patio.

(Oscar and I "discovered it" after we having left your Gallery Show of last year.)

Regards,
J T
 
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