Hooley’s Studio

Editor’s Note: The Following is an abridged version of a story written as part of a collaboration with The Globe and Mail. The story originally appeared in print on May 7, 2016.

My wife and I used to shop here in the late ‘60s. We always shopped at Honest Ed’s. Clothing, food, and everything else we needed. It was all we could afford at the time. 

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I always loved the uniqueness of the street. It’s full of old buildings and artists’ studios.

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When a chance came up to rent a studio on Markham Street a number of years ago, my son and I grabbed it.

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The studio we share is just above Butler’s Pantry. To get inside, I have to walk up an old fire escape. Very carefully!

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Thanks to Hooley for sharing his story. Check out his visual art portfolio at hooley.ca.

And thanks to Tahnee Reyes for joining us!

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