Season 2 Episode 8 - ‘Sealed with a Kiss’
Heather and Erica’s House - Aaron arrives to pick up Erica, goes out with Heather instead.
This location, along with Rick’s Apartment in Season 1, were the reasons I began mapping the DJH series. I knew where both were because I lived relatively close to them at one time, from here it became a heavily dotted Google map, filled with notes.
The Farrell sisters lived on Pape Avenue in Toronto, and while some of the surroundings are in the midst of change, number 91 is still standing and aside from minor details is the same as it was in 1987, which is probably why I took so many photos.
Aaron approaches in his Dad’s car from Queen St, as he makes the turn we can see indications of a gas station on the corner, and make out a few background buildings. The gas station only exists as a service station today, but it is still there. As the car parks we get a good look at some neighboring houses, which haven’t changed much, and Aaron makes his way to the front door. At the door we can see a few changes, a banister, a new door, but unlike some adventures on this blog, we’re looking at pretty much the same place. The most significant change is in the lot north of 91 Pape, which is in the midst of condo development, but we can still make out the distinct windows of the Scotiabank that occupies the Northwest corner of Pape and Queen (top left in the 5th image). When Heather and Aaran leave we get a couple more views of the neighboring buildings, and a shot of Erica in the bedroom window, horrified that her boyfriend has been stolen by her own sister.
In the greater scope of this project the twins’ house is a great location in its preservation, sometimes riding out to a place only to find it completely modified or demolished can be a little disheartening. Having locations like this one still standing makes continuing with my efforts seem a little more worthwhile.
If you’re going to visit: Don’t believe what the kids are saying, you are as rash and spontaneous as you need to be, but don’t get too carried away, this is someone’s home, so please be respectful.