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fuckyeahtoronto:

That’s Greenwich Village, which used to be at Bay and Gerrard streets.
From the Toronto Star:This is the story of a village lost. A village that, as Pierre Berton wrote in this newspaper in 1962, refused to die for the better part of a century. It now lives on in the fading memories of few.
In the ’20s, Berton wrote, it was “our ghetto, our Bowery, our Chinatown, our East Side.” In the ’30s, “our Soho, our Montparnasse.”
By the ’50s and ’60s it was just “the Village,” a bohemian enclave often compared to New York’s Greenwich Village. Berton called it an “intriguing island in the heart of downtown Toronto, whose doom has been predicted (wrongly) for so many years.”
You would never know it today, but this village was located on and around Gerrard St. W., between Elizabeth and Bay Sts., later stretching toward Yonge St.
Aside from five painted brick houses, nothing is left. The area, next door to the Toronto General Hospital, is now home to parking lots, apartment buildings and the Delta Chelsea hotel.
"It’s just another part of town," says Martin Ahvenus, who ran the Village Bookstore on Gerrard St. W. between Bay and Yonge Sts. "Nothing there that I know or am familiar with."
But, oh, what it was…
(read on…)

fuckyeahtoronto:

That’s Greenwich Village, which used to be at Bay and Gerrard streets.

From the Toronto Star:
This is the story of a village lost. A village that, as Pierre Berton wrote in this newspaper in 1962, refused to die for the better part of a century. It now lives on in the fading memories of few.

In the ’20s, Berton wrote, it was “our ghetto, our Bowery, our Chinatown, our East Side.” In the ’30s, “our Soho, our Montparnasse.”

By the ’50s and ’60s it was just “the Village,” a bohemian enclave often compared to New York’s Greenwich Village. Berton called it an “intriguing island in the heart of downtown Toronto, whose doom has been predicted (wrongly) for so many years.”

You would never know it today, but this village was located on and around Gerrard St. W., between Elizabeth and Bay Sts., later stretching toward Yonge St.

Aside from five painted brick houses, nothing is left. The area, next door to the Toronto General Hospital, is now home to parking lots, apartment buildings and the Delta Chelsea hotel.

"It’s just another part of town," says Martin Ahvenus, who ran the Village Bookstore on Gerrard St. W. between Bay and Yonge Sts. "Nothing there that I know or am familiar with."

But, oh, what it was…

(read on…)

(Source: alinakulesh)

fuckyeahtoronto:

"Marilyn and John Brooks ran the Unicorn, one of the city’s first boutiques. The bright yellow store was filled with eccentric items such as decorated tissue boxes, big crepe flowers from Mexico, coffee mugs and muumuus. They would inscribe their customers’ names on colourful shopping bags before sending them on their way. "You’d leave and it was like going to Rodeo Drive," says Marilyn Brooks, now a well-known fashion designer."

fuckyeahtoronto:

"Marilyn and John Brooks ran the Unicorn, one of the city’s first boutiques. The bright yellow store was filled with eccentric items such as decorated tissue boxes, big crepe flowers from Mexico, coffee mugs and muumuus. They would inscribe their customers’ names on colourful shopping bags before sending them on their way. "You’d leave and it was like going to Rodeo Drive," says Marilyn Brooks, now a well-known fashion designer."

Anonymous asked: Why are black men intimidated by strong black women? Not all but a few at least.

scruffymacgoogler:

Fucking gender roles man. Society teaches us [men] that we have to take  the lead. We have to run shit and let our dicks swang like orangutans living in the rainforests of Borneo.

 And also think it comes down to personality too. Some women are just assholes. Yea they are strong women but the can be bit abrasive, and emasculating. 

1shara:

missjonesie99:

skidivame:

Kerry and Nnamdi at Disneyland.

Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha hold hands while spending the evening at Disneyland on Saturday (July 19) in Anaheim, Calif.

The married couple brought along a bunch of family members for the fun-filled trip. Their daughter Isabelle (not pictured) sat on the sidelines with a nanny while mom and dad rode some rides, including the Hollywood Tower of Terror, the Thunder Mountain Railroad, and California Screamin’.

“Thank you @Disneyland for an AWESOME time with fam & friends yesterday! #I❤️TowerOfTerror,” Kerry tweeted the next day. Looks like she had a blast!

I don’t think I could ever recognize her on the street.

Best believe you would, she may look different…shorter or thinner but you’d know her. Having said that, 11 years ago I walked past Kelly and Michelle, Beyonce was behind them and it’s only when I saw her that, I realised that the two other girls who’d gone past me were Kelly and Michelle.

(via acceber74)

fishnbanjos:

amuzed1:

acceber74:

teammelliegrant:

scandalrehab:

salemgirl0625:

pjamma-sf:

hall70:

zsaclar:

Someone had brought up a good point: without Fitz, Mellie wouldn’t be there. At least not the Mellie we know now. Just think of how different her story would be, or how differently some would view her situation?
If they were to kill him off now, what would happen to her character, go the way of Jackie O.? I guess they could start her political career…assuming that she’s still connected to Olivia.

that’s a good point. no fitz, no mellie….and remember, shonda almost wrote the president as olivia’s dad…

If Fitz were to die, Mellie would publicly grieve and then run for Congress, employing Olivia to get her there. Without Fitz, Mellie still has a story, if not a better one.

And then congratulations because there would be no show.  A small minority of viewers tune in to see Mellie and the only reason that they have a problem with Fitz is because he always chooses Liv.  You can come up with some ridiculous notion that Mellie is a powerhouse when every ounce of power is derived from her association with Fitz.  She is a shrill hag who does nothing but bare her teeth and threaten (when she’s not on her knees).  I hope Shonda gives the Mellie character a spin off …but that’s not going to happen because she’s only compelling because of her connection to Olitz.

Actually, interestingly enough a majority of the “fandom” is on Facebook, since that’s kind of their core, and most of them don’t necessarily like Fitz. A lot of them support Mellie, Olivia and Jake. They also love Cyrus and Papa Pope. It’s a really interesting perspective because they aren’t clouded by the craziness of the twitter or the tumblr fandom, and they just watch the show. Turns out, most of them aren’t fans of Fitz. But your opinion is your opinion!

the bolded…

Do people realize how said it is that they think this show wouldn’t survive without a white man? 
The Good Wife killed off one white man and marginalizes the other men and no one bats an eye, and yet SCANDAL wouldn’t last without Fitz?
AMAZING. 

Y’all don’t even understand how hard I would celebrate if they actually killed his worthless ass. Mellie and Olivia will be better off without him.

I would watch the show again tbh.

fishnbanjos:

amuzed1:

acceber74:

teammelliegrant:

scandalrehab:

salemgirl0625:

pjamma-sf:

hall70:

zsaclar:

Someone had brought up a good point: without Fitz, Mellie wouldn’t be there. At least not the Mellie we know now. Just think of how different her story would be, or how differently some would view her situation?

If they were to kill him off now, what would happen to her character, go the way of Jackie O.? I guess they could start her political career…assuming that she’s still connected to Olivia.

that’s a good point. no fitz, no mellie….and remember, shonda almost wrote the president as olivia’s dad…

If Fitz were to die, Mellie would publicly grieve and then run for Congress, employing Olivia to get her there. Without Fitz, Mellie still has a story, if not a better one.

And then congratulations because there would be no show.  A small minority of viewers tune in to see Mellie and the only reason that they have a problem with Fitz is because he always chooses Liv.  You can come up with some ridiculous notion that Mellie is a powerhouse when every ounce of power is derived from her association with Fitz.  She is a shrill hag who does nothing but bare her teeth and threaten (when she’s not on her knees).  I hope Shonda gives the Mellie character a spin off …but that’s not going to happen because she’s only compelling because of her connection to Olitz.

Actually, interestingly enough a majority of the “fandom” is on Facebook, since that’s kind of their core, and most of them don’t necessarily like Fitz. A lot of them support Mellie, Olivia and Jake. They also love Cyrus and Papa Pope. It’s a really interesting perspective because they aren’t clouded by the craziness of the twitter or the tumblr fandom, and they just watch the show. Turns out, most of them aren’t fans of Fitz. But your opinion is your opinion!

the bolded…

Do people realize how said it is that they think this show wouldn’t survive without a white man? 

The Good Wife killed off one white man and marginalizes the other men and no one bats an eye, and yet SCANDAL wouldn’t last without Fitz?

AMAZING. 

Y’all don’t even understand how hard I would celebrate if they actually killed his worthless ass. Mellie and Olivia will be better off without him.

I would watch the show again tbh.

(Source: thescandalconfessions, via piscestoo)