ROSEDALE, SETTLED IN 1820, IS TORONTO’S VERSION OF LONDON’S HAMPSTEAD – BUT WITH RAVINES

ROSEDALE4‘R’ is for Rosedale, proclaims a condo billboard along the frontier of one of TORONTO’s oldest inner suburbs and one of its wealthiest.

ROSEDALE1The subway and two bus lines run through the neighbourhood.

ROSEDALE78,000 live within its precinct, and there’s plenty of ‘Old Money” around.  Rosedale is crisscrossed by three ravines, and its streets go uphill and downdale.  It’s a wonderful place to walk, run and bicycle; the gardens and trees are gorgeous, and there are few fences or barricades.  You can get lost in here, but the locals are quite friendly and helpful.

ROSEDALE2ROSEDALE9ROSEDALE5Along the Yonge Street edge of Rosedale are several fine restaurants and bars, but within the neighbourhood it’s all houses, parks, gardens, bridges, ravines – and one small row of shops where refreshments are available.

ROSEDALE8ROSEDALE3ROSEDALE6Main Street Rosedale is Yonge Street, from roughly Bloor to Summerhill.
  Subway stop – ROSEDALE, and then walk or take Bus #82; or Subway stop – SHERBOURNE, and then Bus #75

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THE GLOBE & MAIL, CANADA’S OLDEST NATIONAL NEWSPAPER, DEACCESSIONS ITS PHOTO LIBRARY

GLOBE13For those who love newspapers, history and photography of the analogue age, The Globe and Mail is opening up its archive this spring. The national newspaper’s Old Press Room is showing a collection of captioned images from the past – beautifully presented.

GLOBE2The Globe’s archive contains 750,000 press photographs. An edited collection of 25,000 will be donated to the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. The remainder will be made available to various institutions and exhibitions – including the 175 images in this one.

GLOBE8Included in the exhibit – still photographs and news footage from Arthur Lipsett’s seminal film “Very Nice, Very Nice”, made by the National Film Board of Canada in 1961. Animation of prints from The Globe and Mail and a film of the obsolete industrial technology of the newspaper factory play alongside.

GLOBE6<Prime Minister Pierre Eliot Trudeau kicks off the Grey Cup Game in 1970; photos JAMES FISH>

GLOBE9<Finnish architect Viljo Revell, architect of TORONTO’s New City Hall with Prof. Takamasa Yoshizaka, ca1960; PHOTO Gilbert A. Milne>

GLOBE7<Globe and Mail writers Scott Young (father of Neil) and Kay Kritzwiser en route to cover the Royal Tour, 1959>

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