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 thirty-five 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.
Toronto Sketches 12
Mike Filey brings the stories of Toronto, its people and places, to life.
Mike Fileyâ€™s column â€śThe Way We Wereâ€ť first appeared in the Toronto Sunday Sun not long after the paperâ€™s first edition hit newsstands on September 16, 1973. Now, almost four decades later, Fileyâ€™s column has had an uninterrupted stretch as one of the newspaperâ€™s most widely read features. In 1992, a number of his columns were reprinted in Toronto Sketches: â€śThe Way We Were.â€ť Since then another eleven volumes have been published to great success, with over 5,000 copies sold.
In his latest compilation, Filey recounts the story of the controversial (though not altogether surprising) renovations at Union Station, as well as the history of Torontoâ€™s own Kennedy family.
This eclectic compilation contains much in the way of Toronto facts on any number of subjects, and makes for informative and fun reading.