Man and two boys cutting grass on Bathurst Street hill at Davenport Road, 1909 (Image: Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 609)
For some of us, cutting grass as kids was a rite of passage. Certainly, these boys in 1909 proved their salt and then some. Armed with a creaky old ladder and a sickle from the local butcher shop, they carved the heck out of a slope on Davenport like it was a turkey on Thanksgiving. From the looks on their faces, it seems that their hard work was well worth that rewarding pack of smokes.