The Untold Story of Mary Macfarlane’s Hotel

99 Jarvis is a heritage structure that is easily overlooked. In the shadow of The Vu condominium and facing Lombard Street, it is currently the showroom for the contemporary kitchen and furniture retailer Poliform. The mysterious “M” engraved into the decorative detail above each second-storey window suggests the building has an untold story. The building... Continue Reading →


Saloons, Sandwiches and Apple Cake: Secrets of 113 Jarvis Street

If you live in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood you’ve probably walked by this unassuming building on the southeast corner of Jarvis and Richmond Street East a million times! Maybe you buy a falafel lunch from Mystic Muffin on occasion and if you do, you are probably greeted by name by friendly owner Elias Makhoul; if... Continue Reading →

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