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 3
Mike Fileyâ€™s "The Way We Were" column in the Toronto Sun continues to be one of the paperâ€™s most popular features. In Toronto Sketches 3, the third volume in Dundurn Pressâ€™s Toronto Sketches series, Filey brings together some of the best of his columns.
Each column looks at Toronto as it was, and contributes to our understanding of how Toronto became what it is. Illustrated with photographs of the cityâ€™s people and places of the past, Toronto Sketches is a nostalgic journey for the long-time Torontonian, and a voyage of discovery for the newcomer.
"Filey does not condescend to common Torontonians; he celebrates them. With more than 1000 columns in reserve, it appears Filey has plenty of trips to the well yet to go."
"The author has researched Toronto well, and his histories bring the landmarks to lifebooks should be read by students of history."