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Heart of the City

Follow Detective Greene’s journey through real-life Toronto landmarks. Click on a location for more information and get directions to see it for yourself.
Other maps: Old City Hall, The Guilty Plea, Stray Bullets and Stranglehold.

TitleCategoryAddressDescription
Queens Quay Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON “And by the way, yesterday I didn’t run this way, I went west back into the city. Maybe you should have that partner of yours check the video cameras along Queens Quay.” (Page 167)
Duke's Bike Store 625 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7 “Yes, that’s what I wanted to tell you. He told me to tell you he turned east on Queen Street and went to his favourite bike store, Duke’s. Kennicott knew the place. It was one of the oldest bike shops in the city. And not on the way to Kensington Market." (Page 239)
Waterfront 20 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8 “The steel fence that ran in front of the property was plastered with colourful drawings showcasing the massive waterfront condominium complex that Fox had wanted to build here over the next ten years. They depicted a pair of nine-storey office buildings fronting the street, six residential condominium complexes on the water, an athletic centre complete with a pool, rooftop terrace, outdoor dining lounge, solar panels and a green roof.” (Page 161)
Silver Dollar 486 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H1 “Next door we have the storied Silver Dollar bar, home of the blues in Toronto since 1958.” (Page 269)
The Waverly Hotel 484 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H1 “Spadina Avenue in front of one of Toronto’s landmark buildings, the Waverly Hotel.” (Page 269)
Faculty of Dentistry 124 Edward St, Toronto, ON M5G 1G6 “The bench was in the side courtyard of the Faculty of Dentistry on Edward Street.” (Page 236)
Centre of Forensic Studies 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, ON M3M 0B1 “There was a file on the table with a large CFS stamp on the outside: The Centre of Forensic Studies. “ (Page 193)
Central Tech 725 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 2R5 “We met in September. I was teaching a night class in life drawing at Central Tech. He was a student. He didn’t seem at all special.” (Page 187)
Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 “She was not the first one there by any means. Students with bulging backpacks, raggedly dressed loners, and older couples were already waiting patiently in the glassed-in lobby.” (Page 182)
Regent Park Regent Park, Toronto, ON “Imagine if he partnered with me, a black woman who grew up poor in Regent Park and put herself through university working as a cashier at a car wash..” (page 165)
Lord Lansdowne Public School 33 Robert St, Toronto, ON M5S 2K2 “Kennicott was standing beside a huge oblong rock. He’d driven by it hundreds of times, but had never stopped to see what it was. A green plaque was attached to its front.” “This basic igneous boulder was found at a depth of 12 feet during the course of the excavation for this school. The composition is a very rare type and is assumed to have been carried here from caribou lake, north of parry sound, by a glacier during the great ice age approximately 12,000 years ago.” (Page 148-149)
Omni Jewlerscraft 3032 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6B 3B5 “What once must have been a lovely stone corner building was now adorned with a gaudy sign that announced OMNI: JEWELS AND JAVA. Two more signs on either side of the front door blared in gold letters: CASH FOR GOLD – WE ALSO BUY GEMS, WATCHES, DIAMONDS.” (Page 126)
Rosedale Station Rosedale Station, Toronto, ON “It was an outdoor station, there was no breeze, and the air was thick and hot.” (Page 122)
Front Street East Front Street East, Toronto, ON “five-storey office building on Front Street East. Fox had saved one of the city’s historic buildings from destruction, preserved its gorgeous façade..” (page 116)
University of Toronto University of Toronto - St George Campus, King's College Circle, Toronto, ON “This stretch of College Street was the southern edge of the University of Toronto, and the outdoor cafes and sidewalks were filled with backpack-wearing students engaged in fervent conversations.” (Page 48)
Augusta Avenue Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON “Augusta Avenue was slowly coming to life as Kennicott walked along, sipping one of the lattes he’d just bought..” (page 109)
Jimmy's Cafe 191 Baldwin Street, Toronto, ON “She was tucked away on the back patio of Jimmy’s Café, one of her favourite places in Kensington Market..” (page 100}
Huibing Gardens 440 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON “She was sitting alone in the back room of Huibing Gardens, a steamy Chinese restaurant on Spadina Avenue..” (page 22)
Kensington Market Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2 “facing south over Kensington Market, the hodgepodge of streets and stores and houses that had been the landing spot for new immigrants for more than a century.” (Page 9)
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