Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Toronto Racquet Manufacturer

The former home of the Schindler Company of Canada on Audley Street in Mimico. The wooden tower in the centre of the building was were they hung the cat-gut to dry out.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Christmas Story/ Gerrard Street/Then and Now

The original location for the Bo ling Chinese Food restaurant from Bob Clark's classic film, A Christmas Story (1983).
Now a French restaurant.

Monday, June 13, 2011

1972 Honda 350/4

A somewhat rare bike. A 1972 Honda 350/4 with original paint.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Elizbeth and Louisa Street/Then

Two kids playing in the street 1912.
The S/W corner of Elizabeth and Louisa Street. Louisa Street no longer exists as this entire neighbourhood was demolished to accommodate the building of New City Hall. For more information on "the Ward" as it was known, click here.
The red square indicates this lost intersection.

Portland Street/Then and Now


Brant Street/Then, Then and Now


16 Brant Street in the spring of 1939 with the Public School in the background.
Eight months later after the repair work.

Seventy years later the house is long gone but the school remains.

Brant Street and Adelaide/Then and Now

1958 before Adelaide was a one way street.
2010.

Brant Street Public School/Then and Now

Brant Street Public school south of Adelaide circa 1928.
2010.

Dundas and Pacific/Then and Now

Looking across the S/W corner of Dundas and Pacific in 1922 when it was the Old Country Furniture Store.2010.

Yonge and Alexander /Then and Now

Looking north up Yonge Street across Alexander in 1938.
Again.
2010 and there's not much left.
Another angle of the N/E corner. This one's been mis-labelled Bathurst and Queen.
Looking west to Yonge, 1952.
2010.
A fire in 1941 at the Lyons Furniture Store.

More Edison Hotel

The Edison Hotel can be seen on the right in this photo taken during subway construction in 1950. Looking east along Gould.
From the late 1970's when Music World was there.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Bee

Roncesvalles and Howard Park/Then and Now

Looking south down Roncesvalles from south of Howard Park in 1919.
2010.

Yonge and Queen/Then and Now

A postcard from 1913 showing the N/E corner of Yonge and Queen.
2010.

Yonge and Shuter/Then and Now

Looking south on Yonge across Shuter in 1910.
2010.

Trinity and Mill Street/Then and Now

Looking south on Trinity at the Gooderham and Worts Distillery.
2010.

Yonge and Breadalbane/Then and Now

The N/W corner of Yonge and Breadalbane in 1937 when it was the Breadalbane Hotel. note the Men's entrance sign.
Now it's a Sobey's.

Queen and Roncesvalles/Then and Now

Looking north up Ronesvalles past the diner and the Edgewater hotel in the early 1940's.
The diner was a popular meeting place for kids on their way to Sunnyside Amusement Park or to High Park in the winter. This intersection was know as Five Corners.
A similar vantage point in 2010.
More photos can be found here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

College and Lippencott/Then and Now

The S/W corner of College and Lippencott in the early 1900's. Note the awnings on the north side of the street (the sunny side of the street)
A current view.