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picture of my father my mom and myself would picnic at the mouth of the Humber river. Dad always went there with his cronies to spend time fishing and drinking beer. I asked my mom once where at the Humber river did we go and she said down near the Exhibition. I am in the picture so this was about 1943 ~ Dianna Elliot

-- Riverdale Park -- 1900

Courtesy Toronto Public Library -- Riverdale Park, looking e. towards Broadview Ave., showing circus. -- 1930

Postscript: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013

Roger Ebert was a journalist before he was a critic, and, even as a critic, he remained a terrific journalist. One of the crucial elements of reviewing movies is knowing where the story is—which is to say, having a sense of where things are leading—and he often picked up on the future of cinema …