Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tuesday Treasures

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September 2020 - Toronto ON

I have been collecting photos of Toronto lanes for a while now with an idea to post them. I will post here on a random basis.

Just 10 per cent of Toronto's more than 3,000 public laneways have a name. Usually the titles recognize community figures, events or local traditions, but many are delightfully strange with brilliant backstories.

Surely a contender for the happiest lane in all Toronto, Ice Cream Lane off the Danforth at Dawes Road is named for the Maple Leaf Dairy located nearby. 

This home owner put his address on his blue garbage bin.

Famous for its outlet store that serves massive portions of fresh ice cream in the summer, the business was founded on St. Clair in the 1930s but moved south in recent decades.

The sign outside - "May All Your Days Be Ice Cream Days" - best sums up the old-school little parlour with its bare-bones wooden interior and the lane it gave its name to. 
But, alas, it was closed for the season...


  1. Hi Jackie - Thanks for stopping by my blog. The theme of this post is adorable - who doesn't like ice cream? May all your days be ice cream days - love it.

  2. What a delightful name for an street? I didn't think there was a season for icecream! I can eat it all year through :)

  3. I think I would like to live on Ice Cream Lane. That way I could get my favourite food all day long. - Margy

  4. ...Ice cream is a treat any day and to name a street Ice Cream is fabulous. Thanks Jackie for sharing this sweet post.

  5. What a fun name, with or without ice cream served in the area.

  6. Oh my, I did not know ice cream had a season. I enjoy it year round. What a great name for a lane.

  7. That certainly is a delightful name for a street!

    Love the photos, Jackie.

  8. What a great lane to live on! I'm not sure what you mean by 'lane' but I'm guessing they are short streets?

    It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!! Thanks for linking up.

  9. Definitely a cute and appealing name for a little lane.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com


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