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I often have strong reactions to random buildings. Like this one at 1408 and 1410 Queen Street West: I can’t look at its woefully neglected façade without feeling an urge to give it a guerrilla facial. SO FRUSTRATING 😫 . This quiet beauty was built in 1889, originally occupied by a hardware store, and listed as a Heritage property by the City of Toronto exactly 100 years later. “Listed” means it’s on the watch-list to attain the Heritage designation, at which point it becomes “registered.” 🤓 . Whoever owns the building today needs to exfoliate the fuck out of the exterior brick. Look at all the Romanesque Revival details, yearning to be liberated from the crumbling shroud of dingy paint! And the four tiny gargoyles below the upper windows could use some microdermabrasion to freshen up their dull complexion. SO FRUSTRATING 😫 . Btw, aren’t the twin peaks adorable? They remind me of Toblerone pieces! 😊 #ihavethisthingwithbuildings
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Vintage clothes for the modern workplace will be available @torontovintageclothingshow . . . Max is wearing: L90s Brown suede blazer: ‘Aquarius’ C44 $145 2000s Blue, tan, and red plaid shirt: @jcrew XL $20 Workwear jeans: ‘Mr. Freedom’ W36 I40 $265 Canvas messenger bag: ‘Brady’ $45 (*Everything Max is wearing will be available at the show) . . . Model: Max Photographer: Caitlin Styling: Caitlin and Max . . . Image Descriptions: The first photo is of Max who is posing in front of a white brick background. He is wearing a blue and tan plaid shirt, brown suede blazer, and jeans. He is also carrying a tan canvas messenger bag. The following three photos are close ups of the front, inside, and back of the canvas bag. . . . #torontovintageclothingshow #torontovintage #vintagetoronto #vintageworkwear #workwear #mrfreedom
✨ FOR SALE | Direct message to claim - 🎀 Another Glenayr Kitten blouse! This one features the quintessential 1970s pointed collar and buttons up front. Brown and green lattice print on cream, with what I think are coral coloured carnations. Well tailored and a piece of Canadian manufacturing history! $38 CAD (approx $29 USD) + shipping - 👗 MEASUREMENTS (taken flat and doubled) This garment has some stretch. Shoulders - 32" Bust - 36" Waist - 34" Length - 17.5" (sleeve) 26" (body) - ✅ CONDITION Excellent - few signs of wear - 🏷️MATERIAL 100% polyester - **Please review shop policy before purchasing, including return policy and fitting tips. If you need additional measurements or photos to ensure the item is perfect for you, I am happy to help, just ask! Local pickup in west end Toronto is available. All sales are final. - #125 #vintagetoronto #torontovintage #toronto #torontostyle #torontofashion #shoplocaltoronto #vintage #vintageforsale #vintagelove #vintageclothing #canadianvintage #vintageshop #instashop #truevintage #vintagefashion #vintagestyle #retro #retrostyle #modernmaidenvintage #sustainablefashion #1970sfashion #1970sstyle #vintageblouse #glenayrkitten
Biggest event in #vintage happening in 10 days!!!! Get your shopping shoes on and come check out all the amazing vendors at this year's #torontovintageclothingshow . Two whole days of wonder! Yours truly, @figure8vintage , will be there with amazing finds and deals!! Come check me out and dig through all my #vintagefinds . Got some absolutely stunning pieces with unbeatable prices! Let's do this!!! #torontovintageclothingstore #torontovintagelovers #torontovintageclothing #vintageclothing #vintagefashion #figure8vintage #vintagetoronto #torontovintagefashion #letsgetshopping #torontoevents #etsyvintageseller #etsyseller
✨ FOR SALE | Direct message to claim - 🎀 The first of 6 blouses from Glenayr Kitten Mill, which operated in Lanark, Ontario from the mid-thirties until 1992. This longsleeve pussy-bow blouse features a vibrant blue and sienna floral print and buttons up at front and on cuffs. Bust darts give it a great tailored look! A piece of Canadian manufacturing history. $38 CAD (approx $29 USD) + shipping - 👗 MEASUREMENTS (taken flat and doubled) This garment has some stretch. Shoulders - 31" Bust - 36" Waist - 36" Length - 17" (sleeve) 24.5" (body) - ✅ CONDITION Excellent - few signs of wear - 🏷️MATERIAL 100% polyester - **Please review shop policy before purchasing, including return policy and fitting tips. If you need additional measurements or photos to ensure the item is perfect for you, I am happy to help, just ask! Local pickup in west end Toronto is available. All sales are final. - #128 #vintagetoronto #torontovintage #toronto #torontostyle #torontofashion #shoplocaltoronto #vintage #vintageforsale #vintagelove #vintageclothing #canadianvintage #vintageshop #instashop #truevintage #vintagefashion #vintagestyle #retro #retrostyle #modernmaidenvintage #sustainablefashion #1970sfashion #1970sstyle #vintageblouse #glenayrkitten
#BANNEDinFASHION : After legendary Parisian boutique, Colette (#ColetteForever ), stocked REASON clothing’s “Ain’t Laurent Without Yves” tee in 2013, Saint Laurent under Hedi Slimane’s creative direction, cut ties with the store. Saint Laurent accused Colette of selling “counterfeit products,” and the removal of their stockists status was a reaction to this. It wasn’t until 2017, under Vaccarello, that Colette and Saint Laurent reunited for the store’s last pop-up installation before they closed on December 20, 2017.
Runway for ice cutting, Grenadier Pond, High Park, 1912. William James family fonds Via @toronto_archives #SwanseaTO #BloorWestVillage #HighPark #TOHistory #TorontoHistory #VintageToronto #TOheritage #OldToronto
A sneak peak of some of the items that we will be taking to the @torontovintageclothingshow. . . . Image is following the inspirational lead of TVCS’ new branding ❤️ . . . Image Description: A photo of a rack of clothing layered overtop of a close up of a purple and blue tulle dress. The words ‘Find us at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show’ and the event’s date, March 2nd & 3rd, and location, Enercare Centre, are also on the photo. . . . #torontovintage #vintagetoronto #torontovintageclothingshow
Look like a boss while blaazzinn' through your workload in this vintage blazer. Size 10-12 $48 (+ tax / shipping) #youbetterwork #blazer #vintageblazer #vintagetoronto #vintagecanada #torontovintage #fashiontoronto
@repost @oldtoronto ... The Queen st/High Park streetcar at Queen and Roncesvalles 1888 ... #oldtoronto #toronto #torontohistory #vintagetoronto #ttc #vintagettc
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100% silk top paired with our favourite 100% wool trousers 🖤🖤 Top Size S. $32 CAD + Shipping. Trousers Size 4. $48 CAD + Shipping. Link in bio or DM. - #vintagetoronto #valuevillage #salvationarmy #vintageclothing #salvationarmyfinds #toronto #vintage #vintageclothing #vintagefashion #ootd #fashion #outfit #silk #silkshirt #vintagesilk #vintagetrousers #pantsuit #suit #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #etsysellersofinstagram
The west side of Yonge St. looking south from Dundas St. in 1972. 📸: Harold Barkley #toronto #the6ix #yongst #yongedundassquare #streetsoftoronto #vintagephotography #vintagetoronto
This beautiful table is still for sale, many more tables coming soon!! #vinatgewoodentables #vintagetoronto #vintagetables #vintagedesign #forsaleintoronto
Another exclusive piece is a heart stopper for lovers of Lilli Ann! This beautiful suit is an ivory cream trimmed with dark green suede. It’s timeless yet has all the best late 60’s details. It’s in a very wearable size 8-10, and will be available only @torontovintageclothingshow in just two weekends! This piece is immaculate and definitely one you don’t want to miss for your collection. . . . #lilliann #lilliannsuit #torontovintage #vintagetoronto #torontovintageclothingshow #torontovintageclothing #shoptoronto #torontovintagestore #60sfashion #70sfashion
✨ FOR SALE | Direct message to claim - 🎀 One of my favourite nightgowns - this peach beauty is an absolute dream! Original 1960s long nightgown with full overlay featuring a paisley pattern. Trim around collar and armholes is white to peach ombre. I seriously can't get enough of this. And? It's in stellar condition. $58 CAD (approx $44 USD) + shipping (local pickup is available) - 👗 MEASUREMENTS (taken flat and doubled) Item has some stretch. Recommend to be fitted at shoulders and bust, approximately a size small. Shoulders - 32" Bust - 37" Waist - 46" Hips - 48" Length - 50" - ✅ CONDITION Excellent condition, few signs of wear. No issues with lace. - 🏷️MATERIAL Nylon. - **Please review shop policy before purchasing, including return policy and fitting tips. If you need additional measurements or photos to ensure the item is perfect for you, I am happy to help, just ask! Local pickup is in west end Toronto. All sales are final. - #010 #vintagetoronto #torontovintage #toronto #torontostyle #torontofashion #shoplocaltoronto #vintage #vintageforsale #vintagelove #vintageclothing #canadianvintage #vintageshop #instashop #truevintage #vintagefashion #vintagestyle #retro #retrostyle #modernmaidenvintage #sustainablefashion #1960s #1960sfashion #vintagelingerie #peach
✨ FOR SALE | Direct message to claim - 🎀 I'm back after the holiday weekend, and have some great vintage items coming this week! I'm feeling peachy today, so first up is this salmon pink fleece wool and cashmere pencil skirt. By Room With a View, this is a beautifully tailored 1980s piece that's very modern in shape and style. Perfect for adding some cute colours to your wardrobe in preparation for spring! I love it with patterned tights. $36 CAD (approx $27 USD) + shipping (local pickup available) - 👗 MEASUREMENTS (taken flat and doubled) Waist - 28" Hips - 40" Length - 21.5" - ✅ CONDITION Excellent condition with the exception of a large tear in lining near back kick pleat. This does not affect wear. - 🏷️MATERIAL 70% fleece wool, 20% nylon, 10% cashmere - **Please review shop policy before purchasing, including return policy and fitting tips. If you need additional measurements or photos to ensure the item is perfect for you, I am happy to help, just ask! Local is in west end Toronto. All sales are final. - #028 #vintagetoronto #torontovintage #toronto #torontostyle #torontofashion #shoplocaltoronto #vintage #vintageforsale #vintagelove #vintageclothing #canadianvintage #vintageshop #instashop #truevintage #vintagefashion #vintagestyle #retro #retrostyle #modernmaidenvintage #1980sfashion #salmon #1980svintage #sustainablefashion #vintageskirt
We’ve had some nice Georg Jensen Acorn pattern sterling silver come into the shop this week. Check it out on our website: bernardisantiques.com . #torontoantiques #antiquestoronto #georgjensensilver #jensensilver #georgjensen #vintagetoronto #torontovintage #shopmpv
What a view from the @torontostararchives Look at all the colours in that parking lot! Can we bring back pastel paint options in cars please? Aerial photo of King and Bay Sts. 📸: Boris Spremo, 1967. #toronto #the6ix #financialdistrict #streetsoftoronto #architecture #vintagephotography #vintagetoronto
I drove by an atypical house for this part of Kingston Road in Scarborough during my travels today, snapped a few photos while remembering its history that I was told about years ago. This was the gatehouse to the once sprawling Fallingbrook estate, the summer home of Sir Donald Mann that was built in 1907. Mann made his fortune through business ventures, the best known being his partnership with Sir William Mackenzie in creating the Canadian Northern Railway. At first this railway was a success, but eventually fell into the hands of the Canadian government, absorbed into Canadian National Railways. The massive Fallingbrook home was also lost to Mann in a 1930 fire, its beautiful rural location was also a reason for its fall as there were no fire hydrants or bodies of water close enough for equipment to draw from to put out the fire. The Fallingbrook mansion just slowly burned to the ground over a span of eleven hours, much of interior furniture was saved because of the slow burn. Some abutments, gatehouse, and street names are all that are left to remind us of what was here. - Archival images courtesy @torontolibrary and @toronto_archives. . #donaldmann #mann #gatehouse #tudor #tudorstyle #cnor #railway #railroad #history #vintage #1907 #scarborough #toronto #ontario #canada #canadian #architecture #vintagetoronto #torontohistory #mansion #kingstonroad #tdot #the6ix #hopkindesign #estate #heritage #research #archives #historygeek #localhistory
Look at all the colours in that parking lot! Can we bring back pastel paint options in cars please? Aerial photo of King and Bay Sts. 📸: Boris Spremo, 1967. #toronto #the6ix #financialdistrict #streetsoftoronto #architecture #vintagephotography #vintagetoronto
Unwind after your first day back to work—we’re here until 5 today 👍
#BANNEDinFASHION Widely known as the man behind some of 80-90s hip-hop’s most iconic styles, Dapper Dan, born Daniel Day, was a fashion equivalent of Robin Hood He would take popular, eurocentric luxury brands, such as Gucci, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton, and make them accessible to the African-American elite by emblazoning their logos onto custom, one-of-a-kind pieces available only to rappers, sports stars, and the like The large brands took notice of his work, and weren’t pleased with the image he was cultivating; ironically, in that era the popular notion for high fashion was to stay as far away from street culture as possible. They went after him with lawsuit after lawsuit, until in 1992 he was forced to close his infamous Harlem boutique The current relationship between high fashion and Dapper Dan, however, has taken a complete 180 degree turn. Due to Gucci’s 2017 re-introduction of a piece heavily inspired by Dan, despite their previous rifts, people began to cry rightful ownership of his creative property. This sparked an eventual Dapper Dan x Gucci collaboration, in which the Harlem legend was given his own atelier and complete creative freedom.
Can You Guess What’s Coming This Week? This Is Part Of One Of The Greatest Items We Have Ever Had..... Stores Open At 1639 St Clair Ave W. Head to vintagehomeboutique.ca tomorrow for dimensions, pictures or to order. - - - - - - #midcenturymodern #midcentury #midcenturyfurniture #designerfurniture #toronto #vintagetoronto #torontofurniture #yyz #vintagefurniture #vintagehomeboutique #1stdibs #movieprop #furniture #danishmodern #stclairwest #teaksofa #teakdaybed #midcenturysofa #sofa #home #furniture #interiordesign #vintagefurnitureforsale #hygge #danishfurniture #franceanddaverkosen #hvidtandmolgaard
80s faux fur coat with leopard shawl collar and bishop sleeves. This is a beautiful piece of vintage that is becoming harder and harder to come by. Oversized small, medium $225 #vintage2049 #fauxfur #maxifauxfurcoat #leopard #animalprint #classicvintage #bishopsleeves #vintagetoronto #vintagehamilton #vintageouterwear #vintagecoat #80svintage #fortheloveofvintage
Pre Etsy post! Colour Craft spaghetti string jug • $30 + shipping . . . #vintage #vintagetoronto  #50s #1950sfashion #1950sstyle #1950s #truevintage #vintagelook #vintagestyle #antique #midcentury #vintageglassware
Part 2 of 2 Adelaide St W from Bay St in 1911. Circled in red is the Majestic Theatre, also the location of the Toronto Opera House which was destroyed by fire in 1903. (📷Toronto Archives) Ambrose Joseph Small was born in 1866 in Bradford, Canada West, to Daniel and Ellen Small. By 1880, Small’s family had moved to Toronto, where Daniel became the manager of the Grand Hotel. Next door to the hotel was the Grand Opera House, a prestigious establishment that presented the best shows coming out of New York. About 1884, young Small began working at the opera house as an usher and bartender. He was also involved in an illegal bookmaking operation taking bets on horse races. In 1889, after a quarrel with Grand Opera House manager Oliver B. Sheppard, Small went to work for the Toronto Opera House, a venue for vaudeville and popular melodrama on the touring circuits controlled from New York and Montreal. While Small learned the intricacies of the business and was eventually promoted to manager, his mother died. His father married Josephine Kormann, daughter of wealthy beer baron Ignatius Kormann. Small was an ambitious and shrewd businessman. Within a few years he had accumulated enough capital to buy the mortgage on the Grand Opera House. He eventually fired Sheppard. Prior he acquired the mortgages to the Regent Theatre and the Toronto Opera House. SEE COMMENTS BELOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontohistoric #torontoarchitecture #oldtoronto #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #memoirsoftoronto #vintagetoronto #muddyyork #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #canada #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #vaudevilletheatre #adelaidestreetwest
Part 1 of 2 Posts: Toronto Opera House 25-27 Adelaide St W. south side just east of Bay St. Toronto Opera House Programme - September 28, 1896. Recently added to the Ephemera section of the collection. This is the front page. Note the name on the top right hand corner: Ambrose J Small. (Victor D Collection - Toronto Past Archive) Ambrose J Small would become the centre of one of the most famous disappearance cases in Canadian History. . . . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontohistoric #torontoarchitecture #oldtoronto #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #memoirsoftoronto #vintagetoronto #muddyyork #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #canada #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #vaudevilletheatre #adelaidestreetwest
set of 6 brass napkin rings 20$ Sold to first comment/DM. Bonne nuit ✨ et bon magasinage. #brasslove #bohostyle #bohemechic #bohomodern #vintagebrassforsale #vintagebrass #shopsmalltoronto #torontoshopping #torontovintage #mybohohome
#BANNEDinFASHION Military inspired pieces are a dominant staple in contemporary fashion Embodying a sense of freedom and rebellion that manifests itself in the design languages of French couture houses like Balmain and Saint Laurent to American giants like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Whether it’s a classic aviator jacket or camo pants military inspired clothing are a staple in most modern closets In a select countries, however, the camo print is strictly a military uniform, enforcing laws that forbid citizens from wearing the garment outside a military context These nations include Jamaica, the Philippines, Nigeria, Barbados, Saint Lucia, and more.
The biggest Stadium tour of 2018...
Available exclusively at @torontovintageclothingshow this beautiful 1940’s wool suit in the most luscious burgundy. Lined jacked, attention to details, it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Catch me for my debut in Toronto this March 2 &3 at the Ex, Enercare Centre Hall C :) . . . #vintagesuit #vintagewoolsuit #vintagewomenssuit #woolsuit #vintagetoronto #torontovintage #torontovintageclothingshow #torontovintageclothing #1940sfashion #1940s #thingstodointoronto #torontovintageshopping
#BANNEDinFASHION At the 2018 French Open, Serena Williams wore a black catsuit custom-made by Nike for her match The compression suit, inspired by Black Panther, was designed with Williams’s circulation needs in mind and meant to prevent the forming of life-threatening blood clots After the game, the president of the French Open, Bernard Giudicelli, declared stricter uniform rules for players, stating, “bodysuits will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place” The catsuit ban led to considerable backlash, connecting the ban to classism and sexism in Victorian England, where the traditional tennis costume is seen as a symbol of privilege as well as a form of control on what women could wear.
⚡️100% silk micro print blouse ⚡️Fits best S-L⚡️ chest 22” length 28”⚡️$58 (+shipping) ⚡️shown on medium model
Delicate vintage round barrettes. $15 each + ship. Daisychain clip is 1.5” across, and 1” wide. Other two are 1” X 0.75”
Sweet 1920s step in made of silky satin with lace trim and detailing. Ribbon straps and ribbon tie stitched at centre of waist. Closes at crotch with two mother of pearl buttons Excellent condition, no stains or tears. Size XS/S Top of bust 32” Bust 32”-33” Waist 34” Hip up to 38” at top of side slit Length 25” $125 + ship
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