YouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.
I'm sharing a random clip of CBC television on December 22, 1985. I was ten years old and my brother Ryan was turning eight that very day. We watched Disney on Sunday nights and then stayed tuned for Fraggle Rock, so it's quite possible I saw this 4.5 minute clip live back in '85.
One of the ads is for Chuck E. Cheese. My son has officially requested his seventh birthday party be held there.
Another promo is for Anne of Green Gables. There's a CBC drama that gripped this nation. It was all Anne, all the time back then. Seeing Richard Farnsworth, may he rest in peace, always brings a smile to my face.