Guess the Selling Price – 107 Victor

The listing

$749,900Gracious Riverdale Victorian. Immaculate, Neutral Decor. High Ceilings, Crown Moulding, Stained Glass, French Doors. Separate Lr/Dr, Fabulous Kit O/L Fam. 4Br. Impressive ‘Spa’ Bathroom. Terrific 3rd Fl With 2 Br’s, Bathroom & W/O To Sunny South Deck. Partly Fin Bsmt W/Sep Entrance & 2 Pc Powder Room. Great Curb Appeal, Beautiful Landscaping. Ample Storage. Close To T.T.C. & All Amenities. A Very Special, Beautiful Home. 10+.
Extras: Fridge,Gas Cook Top,Electric Oven,Dishwasher,B/I Microwave, Washer,Dryer,Gb&E,Cac & Equip,All Elf’s,All Window Coverings,3rd Floor Water Heater,4 Ceiling Fans,5 Stained Glass Windows,Garden Shed.Pls Excl-Hwt(R),3 Mirrors In 2nd Fl Bathroom.


1. One bid per household member
2. Make sure you name and house number is visible when you post – Anonymous Bidders won’t get wine.
3. Each losing bidder will donate a portion of the wine cost.
4. Wine will be given awarded at the Victor Avenue Bistro
5. Bids will be accepted only up to (date not yet determined


Guess the Selling Price – 118 Victor Avenue

The angel stone is about to go. This is one of the remaining two angel stone fronted houses on the street.

Not sure if the street is still into Real Estate as 40 Victor received little interest. In fact we haven’t even posted a winner.


Fabulous Riverdale Location! Don’t Miss This Opportunity! Renovators Dream! Or Move In And Fix Up On Your Own Time. High Ceilings Throughout, Parking And A Third Story Loft Potential! New Roof. Being Sold As Is Where Is.

Listing is here


1. One bid per household member
2. Make sure you name and house number is visible when you post – Anonymous Bidders won’t get wine.
3. Each losing bidder will donate a portion of the wine cost.
4. Wine will be given awarded at the Victor Avenue Bistro
5. Bids will be accepted only up to (date not yet determined)

Historial Pictures of Riverdale

This is a picture of the Don Jail taken from Munro Street.

This is a drawing of the House of Refuge that was located on the West side of Broadview between Langley and Riverdale.

Information about Riverdale Park
Riverdale Library

The Other Victor Avenue M8V 2L8-9

We are not alone. In Etobicoke there is another Victor Avenue.

Historical Remembrance

This was found on a 50plus Discussion Forum

It contains some spelling errors and inappropriate language but I learned..

  • General Steel Wares at River and Gerrard
  • Crown Movie Theatre at Broadview on Gerrard (589 Gerrard St. Ha 0583) (East corner Broadview and Gerrard)
  • Loblaws on Broadview just south of Gerrard
  • Catholic orphanage at the corner of Broadview and Victor Ave

Wow what memoreys! thanks for sharing. I lived all over Toronto as a kid. I think we were always one step ahead of the bailiff. Was born on Leslie St north of Queen and went to Leslie St School. Lived on gerrard west of of,crap, forget the street ,but Browns Bread was there and my brother had a bread route around Greenwood Park with the wonder horse Prince. My brother was a wonderfull racontour and he had great storys about Prince going all the way back to the charge of the light brigade. Went to Pape school then. Lived on Victor ave north of Gerrard.Went to Withrow School. Thats when the Boyd gang escaped from the Don Jail.  (November 4, 1951) I wore my six shooter to school that day in hopes of capturing these desperadoes .LOL Lived on Woodbine and went to Norway Public. Got the strap from Mr. Lilly for forgetting my speller in grad 4. Moved to Scarberia and went to Wexford public and then went to work for a living. Worked at all kinds of jobs. Worked for Tommy Morgans esso. think that was at marjory and gerrard. Worked at sinnot News in the old war time buildings off of Eglington in Scarberia. Delivered telegrams for CP down around Front and Young. I knew ever building and alley in those days. Scares the heck out of me now to drive down there. Used to get the best corn beef sandwiches on Richmond St near the liquor store. The Hickery dell was the name. My Mom worked at General Steel wares at River and Gerrard and so did I for awhile in the mid fiftys.
But I liked the movie theatres on Saturdays. There was the Crown at Broadview on Gerrard, the Pape,Bonita,Prince of Wales on Danforth. Gosh it was great. Two movies of my heroes Roy,Gene, Lash Larue etc on a Saturday along with the serials and a cartoon. Sometimes they would have live on stage some guy who could really work a yoyo. The thing is those movie heroes taught us manners and to be a good guy.I feel sorry for the kids today that they don`t have the same kind of heroes.
There was a Loblaws on Broadview just south of gerrard. I stole a wagen and used to make money carting grocerys for folks. If you owned the wagen I apologize. Delivered for Tamblyns drug store on Broadview and I was so small I had to ride the bike under the bar.
When I got enough money together my friend Mike and I would go on a sunday afternoon to watch St. Mikes and Marlies square off. My Pal Mike was a Dogan and we would continually scrap,me being a prod and all. Fifteen minutes later with fresh bandages applyed he would be calling up at our third floor flat to come out and play. Remember snatching ice slivers off the ice truck. Gosh that tasted good.Best money I ever got was working the Pop stand during BINGO games at the Mick Church on McCaul St. Mostly Jewish women.. I think it was called st Patricks. $10.00 bucks for the night. Father Cassidy was the guys name. Remember he asked me if i could get another honest boy to work. I said sure Father my friend, his father is a minister. I didn`t realize then why he chuckeled ,but he said to bring him out. My friends father found out and he was forbidden to work any longer. Anyway ,moved out to the Queensway and then joined the Army. Best thing I ever did. Sorry if I bored you all.
Yes Toronto was safer if you ask me. Mostly white folks in those days,but we still fought as kids. Mostly Prods and Micks and sometimes the Jews. But we never killed anyone.Just a bloody lip or a a black eye and steal your opponents bag of alleys and add them to your collection.
Oh yah! There was a catholic orphanage at the corner of Broadview and Victor Ave. Gosh I felt really sorry for those kids. It was like they were in jail looking through the barred gate. I used to buy or steal one cent candy to give to them. Wonder what ever happened to those little kids?
I thought they were so poor I didn`t realize how poor we were. Feb 26 2007, 02:53 PM

Stop the Box Mall


Jimmie Simpson Park, Queen and Booth.

Dear Friends,

On Sunday April 13th at 2pm join your friends and neighbours in Jimmy Simpson Park for a rally in opposition to the proposed “power centre” development on Eastern Avenue.

Let’s gather together to send a strong message to the provincial government that a massive BigBox “Power Centre” does NOT belong in our community.

The Provincial Government has 2 weeks left to intervene in this case and declare “provincial interest”. Such a declaration would allow the COMMUNITY not developers to help shape the future of these lands.

If allowed to go through, the construction of a “power centre” which includes 1,900 parking spots and 700,000sq ft of retail space would undoubtedly have a negative impact on our local businesses, our neighbourhoods and our environment and we simply cannot allow it to go forward.

It’s time to add your voice to this important cause and to say loud and clear “NO BIG BOX ON EASTERN AVENUE!”

We hope to see you there.

WHEN: Sunday April 13th 2007

TIME: 2pm

LOCATION: Jimmy Simpson Park 870 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON


WOW! Have you seen the size of…

Where to put the new recyling bins?

The reason 1Victor has all that parking

Quite honestly, I am looking for suggestions on how we discretely place these in our lanes?

For new and wondrous ideas on where to put the eye sore but oh so environmentally friendly bins, please post a comment.

Look for future video shots of Victor residents slogging the full bin from their lane to the street!