Area Merchants Now and Then: 23 Days to Christmas

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1963 From Chuckman’s Toronto photos – Coxwell Avenue southbound at Gerrard, 1963. Note the former Kresge’s and Loblaws’ stores, Bright’s Wines, Danforth 8 Hour Cleaners.

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Bargain Harold’s, Coxwell and Gerrard, Dec. 16, 1990 Photo by Peter Power, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License, accessed at the Toronto Public Library

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Toronto Star 08 Apr 1984 Bargain Harold’s. Toronto Star License.

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Kresge’s Lunch Counter, 28 September 1988, photo by Doug Griffin, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

East-end oasis: Near a bustling East Indian business area; Kresge’s faded luncheon counter; in front of waitress Pat Featherstone; still shines in the lives of many east-enders who come to socialize and stay in touch with their roots.

toronto-star-oct-11-1988-kresgesToronto Star, October 11, 1988. Toronto Star License.

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Toronto Star, June 27, 1993. Toronto Star License.

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Toronto Star, June 27, 1993. Toronto Star License.

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Kresge’s menu, no date, no place. From Flickr.

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New Shamrock Bowl, March 24, 1969 Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

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South west corner of Gerrard and Rhodes. The Flying Pony is there today.

hamiltons-hardware-gerrard-st-e-s-side-e-of-hiawatha-rd-1920-tplCopy negative from printed reproduction of photograph in advertisement flyer lent to Library. Shows Mr. & Mrs. John Hamilton, with son Jim. Date Created year approximate for 1920? Toronto Public Library

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The Ulster Arms, ca. 1945

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Naaz Theatre 9 May 1980. Photo by Darrell Dick, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License

Indian Market: Each weekend; hundreds of Metro’s East Indian families shop and attend movies on Gerrard St. E. near Coxwell Ave. Merchants say that their customers are often verbally abused by young toughs. The ethnic slurs have some East Indians vowing to fight

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Naaz Theatre 9 May 1980, photo by Erin Coombs, Toronto Star.  Toronto Star License

Spicy strip: Gerrard St. east of Greenwood Ave. is Toronto’s Little India. Naaz cinema (above) is focal point for 43 shops and restaurants selling Asian fare. At left; Chaat Hut owner Krishan Vig and son Ashim Vig stand outside Ashim’s Bar-Be-Que Hut; where tandoori dishes come good and hot.

 

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

City of Toronto Archives Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383 South Riverdale 1975-1988 File consists of images of Little India along Gerrard East, etc

 

North & South Riverdale/Beaches/Street signs. - 1970-1989

City of Toronto Archives Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383 South Riverdale 1975-1988 File consists of images of Little India along Gerrard East, etc

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988City of Toronto Archives Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383 South Riverdale 1975-1988 File consists of images of Little India along Gerrard East, etc