Folk music and Yorkville CoffeehousesMain MenuYorkville and the Coffee HousesSo what is a coffee house?What was Folk Revival Music?Yorkville and the Folk Revival in TorontoThe Penny FarthingThe RiverboatIntroThe Mynah BirdSources ConsultedProject InformationThe FlickIntroduction to The Flick coffeehouseThe Purple OnionBrief introduction to The Purple Onion coffee houseStacy Allison-Cassin4ad8166de9c8253ed5763d518324395da4eabf92York University Libraries
Across the street view of the current exterior of the Flick
12018-03-09T17:16:41-08:00Brian McLaughlin0c16f0d67ad92d66eea5288f64d8c29f6d3a45cc157223This is a present day view of the current exterior of the flick from across the street. At the top, you can vaguely see the old Victorian architecture that still remains.plain2018-03-28T17:10:06-07:00Brian Mclaughlin2018-01-22Brian McLaughlinBrian McLaughlin0c16f0d67ad92d66eea5288f64d8c29f6d3a45cc
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12018-03-09T14:03:16-08:00The Flick16Introduction to The Flick coffeehouseplain2018-03-28T17:08:15-07:00The Flick operated between the years of 1967 to 1969. The Flicks main choice of music to feature was blues and rock. This genre of music had become popular in the late 1960's Yorkville scene. The Flick occupied the spot at 90 Yorkville avenue which saw the Chez Monique at 88 Yorkville avenue as its brief neighbor. The Flick was managed by a bearded man who went by the name of Ron Owen. The creation of the venue was linked to the Canadian band known as The Stitch in Tyme, they performed at the venue along with other bands such as The Ugly Ducklings, The Fifth and the Soul Searchers. The exterior of the Flick was old, beat up and in Victorian fashion architecture. Described in the Toronto Star based off one couples visit, details of the interior consisted of walls lined with portraits of famous figures such as Harpo Marx, Malene Dietrich and Peter Lore. There where purple lights and a low ceiling that gave a cluster phobic feel. It was so jammed pack that the echoing of the drums "vibrated the skull and stomach." In the center of all this were the young adult/teenager audience who could be found rocking out or dancing to the groove of the music.