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Wheat Sheaf Tavern, Toronto tradition since 1849. The old meaning of wired world.

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Wheat Sheaf Tavern, probably the oldest licensed watering hole in Toronto. Established in 1849, it never changed its name!.

For 120 years, it was only men, who could drink here. Women only gained access to the tavern in 1969. Yes, Toronto was that backwards. On several occasion through out its history however it was owned and run by women.

One proprietor (1884-1894) was named John Beer, which I find was very appropriate.

The wiring is of course for the streetcar use. this intersection is where sometimes streetcar turns, so there are few more wires than usual.

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Comments (53)

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on September 5, 2013

Oh! Something friendly is not place. There were interesting rules. LIKE My friendly greeting,Natuska

Lucien Kivit on September 5, 2013

I thought it was a kind of hold for drunken tavern visitors.Beautiful picture captured from a nice point of view, LIKE, regards Lucien

jades1111 on September 5, 2013

Tolles Foto (und tolle "Oberleitungen ! :_)" , gut gesehen, gut gemacht, Tom YSL40/4

JOSE on September 6, 2013

Beautiful photo! I really liked it! Greetings, Jose!

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 7, 2013

Beautiful old tabern, I like your explanation. The ceiling is made of wire--like 42--AnaM

dana ciszewska on September 8, 2013

Excellent composition.L.Dana

Jungfrau on September 9, 2013

Érdekes ,jó fotó.L

mauro 1968 on September 17, 2013

Bellissimo ed elegante scatto, meraviglioso scenario, LIKE 47! Sinceri saluti e sempre complimenti per la tua gallery, ciao MAURO :-)

Modesta Roman Tae on September 19, 2013

Nice photo



Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 20, 2013

Excellent composition,Like 49 Best wishes,George

Erol Barutçugil on December 23, 2013

Very "complicated" composition! Very good cadre. Like. Greetings.Erol

JaPi on March 19, 2014

Nice building, nice street view!
Greetings, JaPi

IFL BO on September 5, 2014

Wunderschön fotografiert, YSL! Liebe Grüße, iflbo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 30, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2013/06/16 17:34:49
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 14.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash