Saturday, May 21, 2011


Balmuto runs a single block: south from Bloor, just west of Yonge. If you’ve lived here long enough, you might remember the queues from the Varsity in the early days of the Toronto Film Festival and the Uptown Backstage across the street; but by December 8, 2003, TIFF had moved downtown, and there wasn’t much left but the shell of the old Uptown when Priestly Demolition brought a wall crashing down on the Yorkville English Academy killing Mejia Solis, a 27-year-old accountant from Costa Rica.
     It’s all condos now, but who’d want to live on such a short, sad street?


  1. There was such a choice circa 1986 when I lived at Wellesley and Jarvis. All gone.

  2. Wow, I ws on Yonge this summer, and quite possibly Bloor, but I didn't come across this. Some day...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Toronto, always a great town for a Yankee to visit...

  4. Great photo of Uptown!
    ABC TEam


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