|The Globe, October 11, 1907.|
|The Globe, July 6, 1922.|
A profile of Chinatown, which tosses off a "gee, aren't they cute?" vibe.
|Toronto Star, March 8, 1969. Click on image for larger version.|
The article from which Jean Lumb's defense of maintaining a Chinatown was quoted from.
|Toronto Star, August 27, 1971. Click on image for larger version.|
An early 1970s look at Old Chinatown, which discusses some of the remaining businesses, the Dragon Mall pedestrian zone, and several recipes inspired by local grocers.
|Globe and Mail, June 27, 1975.|
One of the first major projects as Spadina became the heart of downtown's Chinatown was China Court, which opened in August 1976. Within a decade, it was razed for the cold concrete of Chinatown Centre.
|Globe and Mail, August 2, 1976. Click on image for larger version.|
The building at 346 Spadina Avenue has gone through numerous incarnations, from the Labor Lyceum, to a series of Asian restaurants beginning with Yen Pin Place.
|Toronto Star, May 29, 1984.|
|Toronto Star, June 1, 1984.|
The Star's coverage of a testy meeting in Agincourt, and reaction from readers. The paper also published an editorial criticizing attendees for their remarks, observing that the parking issue was one Scarborough's city council was attempting to fix. A few weeks later, meeting chairman Dr. Douglas Hood defended his actions, claiming that coverage was a smear job which took several remarks out of context. Having covered community meetings over the years where the yahoos came out in full force, and reading about similar meetings in the 905 belt a decade later, I'm tempted to lean toward the paper's interpretation of events.
|Toronto Star, June 16, 1984.|