|149 College during its time as Central Tech, after 1900. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1568, Item 247.|
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
This installment of my "Ghost City" column for The Grid was originally published on October 16, 2012.
“Amid sounds of revelry and acclaim, amid the seductive calm of soft music, and the inspiring charm of many voices, amid cloud-like strata of fragrant fumes and infectious laughter from countless merry smokers, a temple of muscle and grace was appropriately dedicated to the youths who adorn the terminal years of the 19th century. The glamour of flashing lights and rich furnishings, harmoniously designed, burst dazzlingly upon the army of elated members and prospective members who pressed eagerly through the massive stone portals to assist in the house-warming.” So observed the Toronto Daily Mail during the opening-night festivities at the Toronto Athletic Club on January 22, 1894.
Friday, March 18, 2016
This post offers supplementary material for an article I recently wrote for Torontoist, which you should read before diving into this post.
|Oakville Journal Record, October 8, 1980. Click on image for larger version.|