Jim Gifford is a freelance writer and a professional book editor. A frequent guest speaker in the publishing industry, he has written for several publications, including Where Toronto magazine and The Beaver. He teaches creative non-fiction at the University of Toronto. Gifford lives in Toronto, Ontario. Mike Filey was born in Toronto in 1941. He has written more than two dozen books on various facets of Toronto's past and for more than thirty-five years has contributed a popular column, The Way We Were, to the Toronto Sunday Sun. His Toronto Sketches series is more popular now than ever before.