Hello melb1098, and thank you for your question.
Google Answers does not permit including actual photos in the answer,
so I hope that links to pages with photos will suffice. These proved
to be few and far between, but they will hopefully give you a good
idea of the personality of Maling Road. From what I can tell, this
little strip of shops and cafes has a very definite old-world flair.
Maling Road (Boroondara Business)
-> photos lined up vertically on right side of page; also, click on
icon under the search form to get an artist's rendition of an aerial
Postcards: Factsheets: Maling Rd (NineMSN Travel)
Adele's Gallery of Fine Arts
-> in top frame, look for animated gif showing street view
"A stroll down Maling Road is a relaxing yet stimulating experience of
over fifty shops restored to their original Edwardian style in a
village setting. A touch of Old England."
Boroondara Shopping Centres Directory (Boroondara Business)
"By the First World War, the two-storeyed row of shops, a theatre and
hall and then the de-licensing of the large Canterbury Hotel increased
the area's importance."
History of Ward Names (City of Boroondara)
"maling road" OR "maling rd" boroondara canterbury
I sincerely hope this is what you were looking for!