Day: December 6, 2018

THE AVALON THEATRE

Story kiosk location Corner of Bank Street and Second/Third Avenues Important dates (1928-1956) The Avalon Theatre, now a Home Hardware, screened films for almost 30 years. Audiofile Yes What happened here? The Avalon was famous for using the latest image and sound technology, and for its starry night ceiling. As you stand at the corner, …

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SOMERSET HOUSE

Story kiosk location Corner of Bank Street and Somerset Important dates 1896 – The year that Crosby Carruthers department store was built. Audiofile No What happened here? First a department store, then a hotel, Somerset House has also been home to a jazz club and British pub. You are standing in front of one of …

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FILIP KONOWAL

Story kiosk location Corner of Booth Street and Albert Street Important dates (1917) – The year Filip Konowal was awarded the Victoria Cross for his military service. To date, he is the only Ukrainian Canadian to achieve this award. Audiofile No Who lived here? The thriving working-class community of Lebreton Flats was appropriated and levelled …

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