College and Spadina

View at College and Spadina
Knox College.

Spadina Avenue and College Street are perhaps the most interesting and diverse streets in Toronto. You have the university to the east, Chinatown to the south, the Kensington Market to the south-west, and a dizzying mix of cultures to the west.

El Mocambo

I went down to the "Palm Grove". I was jumping around the room.
I was wearing my sneakers down and casting away my gloom.
This fat girl come up and grabbed me. She sat me on her knee.
She said you wrote that farmers song and she spilled a drink on me.

From "Down by the Henry Moore", by Murray McLauchlan. (Next verse)

El Mocambo
Spadina Avenue in 1983, before the rebuilding of the street.

The El Mocambo is one of the most infamous taverns in the city. In the past, it brought controversy when Margaret Trudeau (wife of the Canadian prime minister) hung out with the Rolling Stones.

Knox College
Knox College 1882.