Toronto Sketches 6 - Dundurn

Toronto Sketches 6

The Way We Were

Published September 2000

$ 17.99


Stories of Old Toronto never lose favour with the city’s nostalgia buffs, and as long as Mike Filey continues to provide us with his "The Way We Were" columns, no one’s appetite will have to go unsatisfied.

When Mike’s Toronto Sunday Sun columns were first brought together in Toronto Sketches, demand was so high that it prompted a second collection … then a third … and a fourth … and a fifth.

Now, for 2000, Mike has once again brought together some of the best of his Toronto Sunday Sun columns for Toronto Sketches 6, the latest installment in the wildly popular series. This time around, Mike takes us to a performance at the Royal Alexandra Theatre by Al Jolson, the opening of Sunnybrook Hospital, a game between the baseball Leafs and the Havana Sugar Kings - with Fidel Castro throwing out the first pitch - and many more famous, notorious, and entertaining episodes in the history of this great city.


Mike Filey

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.

Book Details

September 2000
6x9 in
220 pp