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Old 07-16-2009, 08:35 PM   #26
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Timbits - we call them Timbits..
And Tim's is heading south in a big way. They just opened about 10 stores in Manhattan..

Ron is a kindly soul isn't he? Always thinking of others in a humane way..
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:36 AM   #27
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Hi - don't think anybody has answered your question about where Eastern Sound was located. I thought of you while reading "Before the Gold Rush" by Nicholas Jennings (the mc of the Riverboat plaque ceremony). On about the fourth page of that book, it has a diagram of Yorkville as it was between 1960-69. It shows Eastern Sound being at the corner of Yorkville and Bay Streets, east side. If you would like me to scan this and send you a copy, just give me your e-mail address - it's so much easier to attach pix on AOL than it is on this website!

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Old 07-30-2009, 01:51 PM   #28
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hi sherylkat...from what I understand, Eastern either disbanded or moved to Adelaide St (just south west of where I'm working, 5 minutes from Massey, south of Moss Park, west of Regent Park...not exactly touristy zone!) as Manta Eastern Studio where Waiting For You was recorded...today, Manta also no longer exists

so back to the question: I for one, would like to see the map, thanks
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:16 PM   #29
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Would be happy to do so - Need a scanner so will scan it tomorrow - off to a NASTY DENTAL APPOINTMENT! Oh joy....


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hi sherylkat...from what I understand, Eastern either disbanded or moved to Adelaide St (just south west of where I'm working, 5 minutes from Massey, south of Moss Park, west of Regent Park...not exactly touristy zone!) as Manta Eastern Studio where Waiting For You was recorded...today, Manta also no longer exists

so back to the question: I for one, would like to see the map, thanks
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:09 PM   #30
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Looks like one of my high school class reunions, lol (40 years now.) Still good to know so many remember the place fondly.
LOVED your post! So true (and I decided NOT to go to my high school reunion - LOL. As a matter of fact, when I was standing there at the Riverboat Ceremony, I thought, "So, WE'RE the survivors!" -- bifocals, grey hair, and all!

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Old 10-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #31
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:40 AM   #32
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June 25, 1978
A Variety article in 1968 highlighted the appearance of Joni Mitchell at the Riverboat, a tight coffeehouse located below street level at 134 Yorkville Ave., the epicentre of the Toronto folk-music and counter-culture scene. The cover charge would be $1.75 for a poetic artist whose songs “talked of more innocent days,” according to Variety, “leaving an optimism that is rare.” Ten years later, the club (with its pine walls, red booths and brass portholes), which staged intimate performances by everyone from Gordon Lightfoot to Odetta, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young, closed its doors. The last act was Murray McLauchlan, a singer-songwriter whose final set began in the earliest hours of June 25. The innocence and optimism of the 1960s died on different days, and in many ways. The sinking of the Riverboat was one of those moments. — Brad Wheeler

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Old 06-25-2014, 05:36 PM   #33
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Those are amazing photos.
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