The S.S. Kresge store on Coxwell where Gerrard turns to Eastwood in 1988. The struggling retail chain had seen better days and its troubles were well known. It is now a Dollar Tree. Image: Doug Griffin / Toronto Star / Toronto Public Library, Baldwin Collection, Item TSPA 0015111f.

After having recently been stuck on a short turn of the 506, I couldn’t help but notice the neat brickwork at the top of the Dollar Tree store on Coxwell. After tripping over the photograph above for an unrelated search, I decided to dig a little.

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