Flashback Friday: Blessing bicycles past and present

Shown above is Reverend Stephen Anad blessing a bicycle at Mt. Carmel Church on July 28, 1929. This photo is from the City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 17454. We are fortunate to have a … Continue reading

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dandyARCHIVE: 2008 CMWC in Toronto

Photo by Wil Mills of Evan Jordan and Chandel Bodner at the 2008 Cycle Messenger World Championship races in Toronto ~ This article originally appeared in dandyhorse issue 1 in the summer of 2008. We are reposting it, in honour … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Bicycle race at the Scarborough velodrome

Story by: Nico Mara-McKay Photos from Toronto Archives The Scarboro Beach Amusement Park was located in the Beaches neighbourhood. It featured various attractions such as a theatre, freak shows, a penny arcade, and later, a wooden velodrome.

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Flashback Friday: Pushing up St. Clair

Flashback Friday By Claire McFarlane This photo of a woman about to walk her bike up a muddy hill on St. Clair Avenue West was taken in 1907 and was pulled from the Toronto Archives. Although biking conditions on most … Continue reading

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Penny farthing for sale

Penny farthing for sale Photo by Lorne Shields While we don’t normally post things for sale, we made an exception for this charming penny farthing as we do love to discuss things from the “days of the dandyhorse.” The penny … Continue reading

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