My favorite memory of Yonge street is meeting the doorman at Elgin who turned out to be a heritage buff. He gave us a tour of the building, which at the time under threat of demolition such history in those walks!
I belong downtown because it's so familiar and comfortable with all the hooks and crannies of my childhood that I an share with my kids. Plus all the new stories connection we share together is bonus!
Many, many weekends in my youth were spend buying record. It was a social event.
I love all the history of downtown Halifax. We have visited St. Paul's church where we discovered an extremely knowledgeable gentleman who shared so much history. In Province House we were welcomed and greeted by so many people on many different levels.
Maritime Hobbies was started by Terry Ahearn as Popular Specialties in 1946 on the corner of Agricola and Almon St. From there it moved to downtown Halifax and had various locations over the years including Granville St, Hollis St, Barrington St, Scotia Square, and now Grafton St. In the early 90's John Hatt and Mike Larisey bought the business from Terry, and now John's son Greg is managing, and will eventually take the reins....
I'm sure many people don't know that downtown Victoria is a maze of underground tunnels dating back to the early 1900's and utilized by the then Chinese population. My husband while working for the City of Victoria explored and worked these tunnels and I still have three beautiful Chinese teapots that he excavated from the tunnels.