Today Fri Sat
It is forecast to be Clear at 11:00 PM EDT on October 23, 2014
Clear
15°/5°
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
15°/7°
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
16°/7°

Your Toronto 2014 Issue Navigator

How the candidates compare on some of the city's biggest issues.

Delivery truck outside Swansea Cash Grocery at the corner of Lavinia Avenue and Morningside Avenue, Swansea, 1913.

Delivery truck outside Swansea Cash Grocery at the corner of Lavinia Avenue and Morningside Avenue, Swansea, 1913.
0
<strong>Delivery truck outside Swansea Cash Grocery at the corner of Lavinia Avenue and Morningside Avenue, Swansea, 1913. From the Toronto Public Library's <a href="http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMDC-PICTURES-R-3051&R=DC-PICTURES-R-3051">Digital Collection</a>.</strong><br><br><br /> Horses knew their routes well, often departing from one stop for the next before their driver got back to the wagon. "Like every other delivery boy who drove a rig, we could place our instep on the hub of the wheel, let it revolve while our foot remained stationary, and nonchalantly mount to the seat," McAree recalled of his novel way of remounting a moving wagon during his early employment delivering groceries. "There was here a first-class opportunity of getting a broken leg, and we defied it for the adventurous thrill."
Delivery truck outside Swansea Cash Grocery at the corner of Lavinia Avenue and Morningside Avenue, Swansea, 1913.
http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g-2014_03_08_pictures-r-3051_640-100x100.jpg
http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g-2014_03_08_pictures-r-3051_640.jpg
http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g-2014_03_08_pictures-r-3051_640.jpg
640
449
[]
g-2014_03_08_pictures-r-3051_640

Delivery truck outside Swansea Cash Grocery at the corner of Lavinia Avenue and Morningside Avenue, Swansea, 1913. From the Toronto Public Library’s Digital Collection.

Horses knew their routes well, often departing from one stop for the next before their driver got back to the wagon. “Like every other delivery boy who drove a rig, we could place our instep on the hub of the wheel, let it revolve while our foot remained stationary, and nonchalantly mount to the seat,” McAree recalled of his novel way of remounting a moving wagon during his early employment delivering groceries. “There was here a first-class opportunity of getting a broken leg, and we defied it for the adventurous thrill.”

Comments