Parkdale… Who Knew?

There are so many incredible little curiosities to discover in this neighbourhood.  Last night at the BIA Board Meeting our Chair John Doherty and our Vice-Chair John Colautti told me that phone numbers used to start with letters!  Who knew?  Maybe this was a precursor to texting.  They also told me that there is a salon in Parkdale that has been operating for so long that it still has the old fashioned letter-number on its sign!

Today I decided to go hunting for this Parkdale relic and and I found it!  You can find the wonderful, historic Star Hair Stylists on the south side of Queen at Lansdowne.  “LE. 6 – 0820.”  I guess this is what phone numbers used to look like. Who knew?

The very 1950s cream and sea-foam green molding above the sign is also utterly dreamy to me.  So lucky to live and work in Parkdale!