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 8
Toronto Sun columnist Mike Filey is back with Toronto Sketches 8, the series that captures the people, politics, and architecture of Torontoâ€™s past with photographs and anecdotes that will change the way you see the city forever. The book brings us back to the time of Torontoâ€™s original horse-drawn streetcar, the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens, and other memories of Toronto, many of which show how history repeats itself, as in the gas price wars of the early 20th century or the debate in 1911 over building a bridge to Toronto island.
"Each short essay is an informative delight, and Mike Filey is a Toronto treasure."
Trevor S Raymond, Canadian Book Review Annual
"Toronto Sketches 8 brings us back to the time of Toronto's original horse-drawn streetcar, the construction of the Maple Leaf Gardens and other spectacular memories of Toronto."