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 7
Mike Filey is back again with another installment in the popular Toronto Sketches series. Mikeâ€™s nostalgic look at the cityâ€™s past combines legend, personal anecdotes, and photographs to chronicle the life of an ever-changing city.
Among the stories in this volume, Mike looks back to the introduction of the "horseless carriage." He laments the loss of great movie houses of the past - the University, Sheaâ€™s Hippodrome, the Tivoli - and applauds those looking to save the Eglinton Theatre, and he tells the history of the King Edward Hotel as it enters its 100th year.
Toronto Sketches 7 is a valuable addition to the collection of any fan of Toronto history.
"Toronto Sketches 7, like its predecessors, is a must-have for local history buffs."