In honour of International Women's Day, The Toronto Public Library today posted online a terrific set of photos of Mrs. Margaret Chambers, a fishmonger at Danforth and Bowden in 1910. For those of us with more compressed memories, the current home of 7Numbers has been many things over the years, such as a brunch place, coffee roaster and fine foods shop (that covers about 20 years). The amazing photos of Chambers and her shop illustrate just how thick the history of The Danforth is, and how many cycles of life and death this location has seen. According to one report online, Chambers shop became a long established business in the area, after Chambers emigrated to Canada from Scotland.
Today 7Numbers continues the cycle with gusto. Happy International Women's Day!