I spent a lot of time in Yorkville in the 60s (and remember most of it). Experiencing the coffee houses, folk music and development of the Toronto Rock sound made my time there a highlight of my young life. Sadly nothing is left of the old landmarks except for some recent plaques put up by the city. I was my own guide so was able to revisit the sites of many famous venues, like the Village Corner, Websters, The Purple Onion, The Riverboat and the Penny Farthing. The streetscape is all different now with high rise buildings and upscale shops where the old Victorian houses used to be. I would suggest you read Nicholas Jennings Book "Before the Gold Rush" or hook up with a tour guide if you want to connect with the history of the 60s.
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