VICTORIA, B.C.: AUGUST 10, 2012 – Maia Anstey, straightens a photo in the Fernwood’s history at Cornerstone Cafe in Victoria, B.C. August  10, 2012. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST).


‘Fernwood’s living room’ hosts exhibit of photos of the community from 1890 to 1959

By Cory Ruf, Times Colonist August 12, 2012


Peer into the window at the Cornerstone Café and you’ll find a scene that’s very 2012.

P Inside the Fernwood hotspot, funky baristas jockey the whirring espresso machine, serving up ethically sourced coffee. A few seated patrons surf the Internet on laptops while casually sipping their drinks.

In spite of the shop’s hip, modern vibe, reminders of the community’s history aren’t far away. A new photo exhibition adorning the café’s walls provides a particularly intimate view into Fernwood’s pre1960s past.

Fernwood 150: A Photo Legacy features 14 black-and-white stills that date from between 1890 and 1959.