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Humberline Drive

Back in the mid 1980’s, I was curious about a road in Etobicoke that appeared to have vestiges of an original alignment that was barely visible. At the more northern end, where Humberline Drive came to Finch Avenue, in exact alignment with the more northerly portion of Humberline Drive, was a clear opening through the trees. (Photo from 2018 – In the 1980’s Humberline stopped at Finch Avenue.) I worked in the area, and explored the woods there, finding some old Bee Hives in the woods, as well as seeing that the road clearly went straight in the past.

In 1987, Finch Avenue construction and the development of Humberline south of Finch took place. This photo I took in 1987 is from the brand new Humberline Drive looking north showing the old alignment.… Read the rest

Choice Cut-Up Chicken

In the 1950’s my in-laws came to Canada from Italy and their first jobs were at Choice Cut-Up Chicken in Aurora, Ontario. At the time the chicken industry was so popular in the area, that Aurora was actually once known as the Chicken Capital of Canada.

L-R: Antonio Vigliotta, Unknown, Unknown

Although at the time it was one of the biggest industries in the area, I couldn’t find much information about it. Some research however revealed that the factory was located on Old Yonge Street and by searching aerial maps of the area, I found out exactly where:

Here, in 1970 is the Cut-Up Chicken factory. The road to the left is Yonge Street, and the road to the right is Old Yonge Street.… Read the rest

Cataract & Forks of the Credit

Filmed as a history project for Sheridan College in November 1977, this was the first and only Black & White open reel video that I have shot.

Shot on Sony V-30D Helical Scan Video Tape on a ‘Portable’ Sony Video Recorder with Battery Pack and separate Camera, it was edited on the same tape. A copy was dubbed to VHS back in Feb 1978, but that copy is likely lost – last at the Sheridan College Library in Oakville.

This is the first time I have watched this video since 1978 when it was dubbed. It is cheesy, low quality and reminiscent of an Adam F. Goldberg production. The music is over dramatic, and my narration is equally dramatic, but it’s a neat lost piece found again, and the story of Cataract & The Forks of the Credit is interesting.… Read the rest

Lost Lake

Close to home, but not known to a lot of people is a pretty neat lake that we found by using Google Maps.

We not only found the lake, but on our way back, we ran into a man whose family owned the land that the lake is now on, and he told us how the lake came to be. It’s a pretty interesting story, and it’s always great to get some historical background on places we find.

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