What I Miss About Toronto In 60's | Page 11

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  1. LPCI

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    Pink legs in winter because girls weren’t allowed to wear pants to school.
    Cops actually walked a beat.
    Truant officer asking why you weren’t in school.
    Men teachers wore suit and tie.
    The night janitor letting us in to swim in the school pool.
     

  2. LPCI

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    Womens Bakery, especially the pot pies
    Laura Secord
    Watching the Gardiner being built
    Toronto Star strike
    Being offered Beatles concert tickets and parents said no, I’d be trampled
    Swimming pools, Pears Park eg, were free
    Swimming lessons were free thanks to Mayor D. Summerville
     
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    Pears Park. I haven't read or heard this since I heard the neighbours refer to it as a boy. [I grew up on nearby Albertus]. For the rest of you, it's Eglinton Park now...
     
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    And it was pronounced “peers”. Outdoor skating rink in winter, and of course the large outdoor pool in summer. The rest of the park was just grass. All free to use.
     
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    Just remembered this while watching cooking shows....Harry’s restaurant somewhere around Bedford Park on Yonge...French fries and gravy. Also south of Lytton Blvd on east side of Yonge were toasted Danishes. Oh, and The Cosmic Cafe/House on Yonge at Lytton Blvd. Early beginnings for David Wilcox, and other jam sessions on weekends. A band from Barrie, called Neon Rose played there.
     
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    Diagonal parking on Spadina. :)
     
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    The chance to see someone like Chuck Berry at the Harvey's on the north side of Bloor near the old Varsity stadium after a concert; seeing bands like the James Cotton Blues Band at the colonial Tavern; the Swiss Chalet on Yonge; the Christmas window displays at Eaton's and Simpsons; Toyland at Eaton's; the buzz on Yonge Street and of course the record stores.
     
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    That was there until well into the 80s.:rolleyes:
     
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    The 1960s was when houses near downtown were actually affordable for those starting one's careers.

    Now, real estate is so hot, it scalds.
     
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    We had a knife sharpener come down our street about 5 years ago, complete with a hand bell ...My wife and I as well as neighbours we were with outside at the time, thought we had all accidentally stepped into a time warp!! It was weird!
     
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    That reminds me (If someone hasn't posted it already)....Switzers...GREAT deli!
     
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    Is it still illegal for ice cream trucks to operate in Brampton?
     
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    LOL are you serious??? Illegal in Brampton???? Now I've heard everything...I thought Toronto's control on food trucks was overkill.

    I live in Scarborough...the ice cream truck comes thru the Co-op every good weather day from March till early October.
     
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    Looking at this image of 1960s Toronto, you can see the lost chance to build parkland instead of a condo wall on the lakefront, and perhaps a huge urban park to the right of University Ave. The green space in front of City Hall should have been kept.

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    See link. On the streets of Brampton, yes. In a parking lot, no (kind of).

    I remember the farmer stopping on my street (in the old City of Toronto) selling his produce off the back of his truck. They now have to use the markets set up in parking lots.
     

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