Mark Moore, a Location Scout for film and television was kind enough to share these photos of Yonge Street from the early 1970's. Please click on the images for a better view.
Photos are by Charles Dobie copyright 1971-2011.
The N/W corner of Yonge and Wellesley.
The Coach House Restaurant is still there and the only greasy spoon left on Yonge.
A line up outside Sam the Record Man. Check out those bell bottoms and the prices.
There was a time when music was important and people would invest their time and money to get it. Now you just press a button and it's there, consequently it has no value as you've not had a personal investment to obtain it.......
Looking south past Sam's to the Edison Hotel.
The Hare Krishna gang that used to troll the strip looking for money and converts. The scared me when I was young.