Using detailed archival photographs, “Lost Toronto” recaptures the city’s lost theatres, sporting venues, bars, restaurants and shops. This richly illustrated book brings some of Toronto’s most remarkable buildings and much-loved venues back to life. From the loss of John Strachan’s Bishop’s Palace in 1890 to the scrapping of the S. S. Cayuga in 1960 and the closure of the HMV Superstore in 2017, these pages cover more than 150 years of the city’s built heritage to reveal a Toronto that once was.
Two of my most recent publications explore Toronto’s old movie theatres. An earlier publication “Toronto Then and Now” contains numerous photos, archival and modern, to compare the city—past and present.
This most recent publication, entitled “Lost Toronto”, is a richly illustrated book that portrays some of Toronto’s most remarkable buildings and much-loved venues that have either been demolished or butchered beyond recognition.
In both, I continue to promote the history of a city that I love.