Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A Laneway in Little Italy


I was wandering around the streets and laneways  of the Little Italy neighbourhood when I happened upon this lane named after Morley Safer. Safer was a long time journalist and was best known for his 46 years on the American TV show 60 Minutes. It turns out that he grew up on Manning Ave, which is where the lane is entered from, and went to the nearby schools including Harbord Collegiate. 

Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

17 comments:

William Kendall said...

I didn't know he had Canadian roots.

Sharon said...

I remember Morely Safer! I grew up hearing his voice! I didn't know he was Canadian. He had a great career.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Beautiful lion statue on the stairs.

Lea said...

A pretty neighborhood with an interesting bit of history!
Have a blessed day!

Taken For Granted said...

Ah yes, I remember Morley Safer fondly. I had no idea where he was from, so I am happy this Lane was named for him.

Tom said...

...Morley Safer was always a favorite of mine. Interesting history and I thank you for sharing. Take Care.

Revrunner said...

Seems like all of us remember Morley.

bill burke said...

I remember Morely Safer, I used to watch 60 minutes.

Cloudia said...

I never knew. Thanks, Pat

Catalyst said...

Nice that he is remembered.

Jim said...

Interesting. Melbourne has an AC/DC Lane. :)

Iris Flavia said...

I sadly don´t know him. But we do have a street named after "me" .... Colleagues used to tease me when we went there for lunch. Bahhh, ooold joke!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I remember Morley Safer, thanks for sharing the history. Take care, have a great day!

s.c said...

That must have been a rare famous journalist.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's an impressive lion guarding the entrance to a home 😉 I don't know if him Pat but how wonderful to be remembered in this way ✨

Linda said...

Interesting. I remember him. I can't thing of anyone else named Morley.

21 Wits said...

So interesting he's always been like a household name. This is very cool.