Thursday, August 20, 2015

Grandpa takes the kids on a 1976 Toronto trip to the original Captain John's!

Tucked away in the 1976 children's reader "Mr. Mugs and The Blue Whale" is a charming little tale of how "grandpa" picks up the grandkids and surprises them with a trip to Toronto's Harbourfront that culminates with a visit to Captain John's seafood restaurant in it original incarnation on the MS Normac.

While just this year the once happening restaurant's second and final home was towed away to be scrapped, after the restaurant itself had fallen on hard times, here you can travel back with grandpa, Curt and Jan to when it was one of Toronto's premier waterfront attractions.

It's time to eat!

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See also: 10 Vintage Toronto Postcard Streetscapes (and one bonus one of Port Credit!)

See also: 11 More Vintage Streetscape Postcards of Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton & Oakville

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