1. Starts with "T."
2. Week's Favorite
I have to feature Toronto for the letter T!
Condos now stand where the Toronto Telegram building used to be.
The Toronto Evening Telegram was a conservative, broadsheet afternoon newspaper published in Toronto from 1876 to 1971. It had a reputation for supporting the Conservative Party at the federal and provincial level. The paper competed with the liberal The Toronto Star. "The Tely" strongly supported Canada's imperial connection with Britain as late as the 1960s.
Alfred R Clarke, who at the age of 19 with his three brothers, inherited the family’s Peterborough, Ontario leather manufacturing business. Shortly after the death of their father in 1882 the brothers moved the business to Toronto. They set up an office at 28 Front St and a manufacturing plant at 199-209 Eastern Ave. Not long after the move Alfred Clarke took over the business and became its sole owner. He renamed it A R Clarke and Co Ltd.
On May 31st, 1902 so the story goes, A R Clarke while raising the flag to signal completion of his new and substantial manufacturing plant at 633 Eastern Ave in Leslieville heard church bells ring and factory whistles sound. Clarke chuffed, thought these had been sounded to mark the opening of his new manufacturing facility, only to be disappointed later when he discovered that the sounds were in fact celebrating the end of the Boer War.
I had a Toronto Themed photo of the week (now in my weekly recap - Baked Goods) until John and I went to Kensington Market today and happened on Elicser Elliott!! I have featured many of his works here and in Rochester NY.
We were just thrilled to come up him doing this piece.