At the request of the The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society (TBETHS), I recently did a repeat, updated performance of the presentation I had done in October 2019, about the role of the Price family in the early development of Toronto’s Beach district.

Poster for June 1, 2021 Talk about the Price Brothers

Given current pandemic restrictions, of course, the talk was via Zoom, and the recording is now available at the link below:

Many thanks to Glenn Chadwick, Deborah Livingstone-Lowe, Barb Myrvold, Ken Price, Tammy Fenn, Peter Findlay, David Fuller, Gene Domagala, and the directors and members of TBETHS for making the talk the success that it seems to have been.

You can learn a lot more about the history of the Beach on the TBETHS website.

The links and posts below provide more details on some of the things touched on in the talk.

Related Links

Historical Walking Tour of Kew Beach, by Mary Campbell and Barb Myrvold

Toronto Heritage Register

Toronto Urban Design Guidelines Queen Street East, 2012 (Price reference on page 20)

Eric Arthur, Wikipedia

Lost Louisa Street, Lost Toronto

Toronto Illustrated, 1893 (Price reference on page 180)

Russell Motor Cars, Vintage Car Club of Canada

Russell Motor Cars, Canada Science and Technology Museum

242 Glen Manor Drive West, Wright Sisters

Toronto East General Hospital, Wikipedia

Scarboro Beach Amusement Park, article by Pete Richardson (TBETHS)

Scarboro Beach Amusement Park, overlay of park layout on street layout, Pete Richardson (TBETHS)

Scarboro Beach Amusement Park, blogTO

A History Tour of the Beach, Gene Domagala (Price reference on page 2)

Scarboro Beach Lofts, Laurin Jeffrey

From Summer Cottage Colony to Metropolitan Suburb; Toronto’s Beach District, 1889-1929, Nik Luka (reference to “plex” housing on page 28)

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