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Toronto Sketches 10

"The Way We Were"

by (author) Mike Filey

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2010
Category
Social History, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554887804
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459711617
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $7.99

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Description

Mike Filey’s column "The Way We Were" first appeared in the Toronto Sunday Sun not long after the first edition of the paper hit the newsstands on September 16, 1973. Now, almost four decades later, Filey’s column has enjoyed an uninterrupted stretch as one of the newspaper’s most popular features. In 1992 a number of his columns were reprinted in Toronto Sketches: "The Way We Were." Since then another eight volumes of Toronto Sketches have been published, each of which has attained great success.

This 10th volume highlights some of Toronto’s greatest landmarks such as the Don Jail and its graves and Hanlan’s Point on Toronto Island. Mike also steps back in time to revisit the Avrocar, the flying saucer of the Great White North; takes a peek at Miss Toronto of 1926; conjures up The Hollywood, the city’s first "talkie" theatre; and recalls historic snow days Canada’s largest city has experienced.

About the author

Mike Filey was born in Toronto in 1941. He has written more than two dozen books on various facets of Toronto's past and for more than 35 years has contributed a popular column, "The Way We Were," to the Toronto Sunday Sun. His Toronto Sketches series is more popular now than ever before.

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