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brewster
2011-Aug-25, 13:13
THANKS TO GOLDIE AND MUSTAPHA FOR THE IDEA. MOST OF THE PHOTO'S I AM POSTING HERE ARE FROM THE LEONARD POOLE COLLECTION. I HAVE A FEW OF MY OWN ALSO FROM THE OLD DAYS AND FEEL FREE TO ADD AS MANY AS YOU LIKE.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466864198_617899198_4434946_6250723_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466889198_617899198_4434949_6222822_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466899198_617899198_4434950_4226675_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466909198_617899198_4434952_7723551_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466929198_617899198_4434955_4940216_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466939198_617899198_4434956_3671679_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466944198_617899198_4434957_2359661_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466949198_617899198_4434958_7025469_n.jpg

Blovertis
2011-Aug-25, 13:35
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466949198_617899198_4434958_7025469_n.jpg

Why is that cab driver ignoring that prospective passenger? She's got a Faye Dunaway thing going on there.

DTowner
2011-Aug-25, 14:07
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466949198_617899198_4434958_7025469_n.jpg

Never mind the cabbie ignoring her (she's probably ignoring him) but she's hitch-hiking by a TTC stop. And, SHE'S HITCH-HIKING! Lol. I haven't seen someone hitch-hiking since the early 90s and that was in the country on our way to the cottage.

brewster
2011-Aug-25, 14:11
Never mind the cabbie ignoring her (she's probably ignoring him) but she's hitch-hiking by a TTC stop. And, SHE'S HITCH-HIKING! Lol. I haven't seen someone hitch-hiking since the early 90s and that was in the country on our way to the cottage.

She is standing on the south east corner of Yonge and Bloor around 1970. The only girls I see hitch-hiking these day's are "working" girls.

DTowner
2011-Aug-25, 14:13
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466944198_617899198_4434957_2359661_n.jpg


I love how Bay/Bloor is supposed to be one of the busiest intersections in Canada and there aren't any crosswalk lines anywhere. Lol.

brewster
2011-Aug-25, 14:31
I love how Bay/Bloor is supposed to be one of the busiest intersections in Canada and there aren't any crosswalk lines anywhere. Lol.

Sorry DTowner , I will get around to putting the correct intersections on these photos. This one is actually Yonge and Bloor looking west. Stollery's is still in business.

Earlscourt_Lad
2011-Aug-25, 16:51
A great start, brewster!

There's something ephemeral about these shots that I enjoy. They seem to me to be "snapshots" in the true sense of the words.

Earlscourt_Lad
2011-Aug-25, 16:53
JT, any thoughts on this car?




http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466909198_617899198_4434952_7723551_n.jpg

brewster
2011-Aug-25, 17:14
A great start, brewster!

There's something ephemeral about these shots that I enjoy. They seem to me to be "snapshots" in the true sense of the words.

Exactly Earlscourt_Lad. Originally how I got to know Leonard was through the internet. I was looking for old pictures of Scarborough , and he has a few , and when I stumbled upon his collection I was blown away. I am a total amateur when it comes to photography but I know what looks real and his photos capture a certain time period amazingly well. From the old folks to the kids everybody looked cool back then.

reetdoontoon
2011-Aug-25, 17:15
I love how Bay/Bloor is supposed to be one of the busiest intersections in Canada and there aren't any crosswalk lines anywhere. Lol.
.. and scotts in the background..as in chicken villa?..as in kfc? i seem to remember one there in the late 70's early 80's.

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-25, 17:18
Brewster:

I'm taking you up on your invitation and posting some pics I took back in the 70's:

King and Jarvis:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-02-1153-57.jpg

St. Patrick Street:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/StPatrickSt1970s_edited.jpg

Market Square:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-02-1155-31.jpg

Jarvis, south of Carlton:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-02-1158-42.jpg

Adelaide/George:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Adelaide1970s_edited.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-03-2207-45.jpg

King/York (remnants of the foundation wall of the Prince George Hotel):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/KingYork1970s_edited-1.jpg

Yonge/Front (I think late 60's):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-06-2350-45_edited.jpg

brewster
2011-Aug-25, 17:52
Brewster:

I'm taking you up on your invitation and posting some pics I took back in the 70's:

King and Jarvis:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-02-1153-57.jpg

St. Patrick Street:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/StPatrickSt1970s_edited.jpg

Market Square:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-02-1155-31.jpg

Jarvis, south of Carlton:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-02-1158-42.jpg

Adelaide/George:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Adelaide1970s_edited.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-03-2207-45.jpg

King/York (remnants of the foundation wall of the Prince George Hotel):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/KingYork1970s_edited-1.jpg

Yonge/Front (I think late 60's):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-06-2350-45_edited.jpg

Great shots thecharioteer , Toronto seemed to have a grubby , beat up look about it that I never can get enough of.

brewster
2011-Aug-25, 18:03
BACK TO THE HITCH-HIKING , THE NEXT ONE AFTER THESE 2 WILL EXPLAIN THE BIG CAR.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466954198_617899198_4434959_3295177_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466979198_617899198_4434960_4642412_n.jpg

androiduk
2011-Aug-25, 18:46
^ Take a look at the billboard in the background - looks like an ad for Manulife Centre.

Goldie
2011-Aug-25, 20:27
Wojeck, a popular CBC-TV series from 1966 to 68 shot a scene here on the DVP.
John Vernon played Dr. Steve Wojeck, a Canadian coroner.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Wojeck1966-68.jpg

This is probably the 1960s as well - at least the Toronto Telegram still has an advertising billboard (it folded in 1971).
It's so long ago that I'm not sure of the location - Richmond E. near Church?

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/RichmontnearChurchc1960.jpg

Mustapha
2011-Aug-25, 22:15
BACK TO THE HITCH-HIKING , THE NEXT ONE AFTER THESE 2 WILL EXPLAIN THE BIG CAR.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466954198_617899198_4434959_3295177_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466979198_617899198_4434960_4642412_n.jpg

Leonards was in 'his zone' when he took these. Just great. I'll have what he's smoking please. :)

Mustapha
2011-Aug-25, 22:23
Brewster:

I'm taking you up on your invitation and posting some pics I took back in the 70's:

St. Patrick Street:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/StPatrickSt1970s_edited.jpg



The one on the right is still there and still missing it's amputated neighbour.

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-25, 22:40
Wojeck, a popular CBC-TV series from 1966 to 68 shot a scene here on the DVP.
John Vernon played Dr. Steve Wojeck, a Canadian coroner.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Wojeck1966-68.jpg

This is probably the 1960s as well - at least the Toronto Telegram still has an advertising billboard (it folded in 1971).
It's so long ago that I'm not sure of the location - Richmond E. near Church?

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/RichmontnearChurchc1960.jpg

You're right about the location in the second pic, Goldie; that's the Victoria Street side of the Arcade Building and we're looking towards Yonge (the parking lot beside the Arcade Building was the Tivoli Theatre; the parking lot in front of us was Shea's Victoria Theatre.)

adma
2011-Aug-26, 08:14
And another late 60s giveaway, that's a BA station (with the modified 1967 logo; then BA became Gulf in 1969)

AlbertHWagstaff
2011-Aug-26, 08:57
This is probably the 1960s as well - at least the Toronto Telegram still has an advertising billboard (it folded in 1971).
It's so long ago that I'm not sure of the location - Richmond E. near Church?

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/RichmontnearChurchc1960.jpg[/QUOTE]

Correct - we're looking south-west towards Victoria St. with the Arcade building towering over the street.

Great shots Brewster, theCharioteer and Goldie, the late 1960s-early 1970s period in Toronto really had a transitional look - the shiny new bank towers alongside so many grubby old warehouses and smaller buildings, even the streets and sidewalks have that grubby look. Keep 'em coming!

mattelderca
2011-Aug-26, 10:20
^ Take a look at the billboard in the background - looks like an ad for Manulife Centre.

Yep saw that. Cool!

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-26, 11:32
York University contains the Toronto Telegram Photo Archives. http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/580

The following are a series of an attempted bank robbery at the CIBC at 199 Yonge 1964:

Close circuit photo of the robbery in process (Caption: "Image of photograph No. 1 of woman wearing glasses in front and women hiding behind counter and man wearing hat pointing gun towards man in background.")

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09298_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09302_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09308_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09303_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09309_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09318_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09323_jpg_preview.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09233_jpg_preview.jpg

brewster
2011-Aug-26, 12:32
JT, any thoughts on this car?

Not sure if it is the exact same black car but here is the one the hitch-hikers eventually got a ride with on Yonge Street , early 70's.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466989198_617899198_4434961_1474374_n.jpg

brewster
2011-Aug-26, 12:34
I meant to say they got into the car north side of Bloor , east of Yonge heading west.

brewster
2011-Aug-26, 12:41
Here is a couple of early Kodachrome views of the 401 from 1958 courtesy of Leonard Poole. I know what interchange but lets see who else might like a quess.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/038_38.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/037_37-3.jpg

Goldie
2011-Aug-26, 12:42
The following are a series of an attempted bank robbery at the CIBC at 199 Yonge 1964:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC09298_jpg_preview.jpg

Here's how they do it in Lisbon (attached thumbnail):

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-26, 18:01
In the best tradition of New York photographer Weegee, the Telegram archives contain some great photos of murder, mayhem and eccentricity on the streets of Toronto:

1947: 138 Markham Street: Watching for UFO's

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/138markhamufo1947.jpg

Shooting at 66 Margueretta Street 1963:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/66marguerettashooting1963.jpg

Robbery at a McCaul Street grocery store 1958:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/mccaulstreetgrocerystorerobbery.jpg

Finding bones in an excavation at 115 Major Street 1963:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/115majorbones1963.jpg

Watching the aftermath of two boys killed in a paint thinner explosion, Danforth, 1958:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/boyskilled1958danforth.jpg

Landsdowne Ave. home of Kenneth Jones, killed during a robbery, 1955:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/landsdownehomeofkennethjones1955.jpg

Markham Street, home of murder victim Mrs. Pulchanski:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/murder1961mrspulchanskimarkhamstreet.jpg

Leslie Street lane, scene of murder 1963:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/murder1963lesliestreet.jpg

Goldie
2011-Aug-26, 21:04
In the best tradition of New York photographer Weegee, the Telegram archives contain some great photos of murder, mayhem and eccentricity on the streets of Toronto:

1947: 138 Markham Street: Watching for UFO's

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/138markhamufo1947.jpg

This "UFO" pic is certainly one of the most interesting from the Toronto Telegram archive.
However, I don't think the Telegram's photographers came anywhere near capturing the violent, gritty photographs Weegee made in NYCity.
The Telegram boys gave us plenty of pics of the exterior of banks after robberies (next 2 photos) but the rawness and violence of NYCity (3rd photo) was a requirement for Weegee to become famous for his pix of dead bodies.

Jarvis/Dundas 1962 - after the robbery
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Jarvis-DundasbankholdupJune1962.jpg

Queen/Kingston Rd. 1959 - after the robbery
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Queen-KingstonRd1959bankrobbery.jpg

Police shooting, NYC
Weegee's book, Naked City, was the making of a legend.
Perhaps we just didn't have enough crime in Toronto to make our photographers famous!
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Andrew-Izzo-killed-by-police-10.jpg

Goldie
2011-Aug-26, 21:18
Attached thumbnail (Yonge/Mount Pleasant Blvd. 1961):

Could that be the robber (with pipe) standing nonchalantly beside his conquest?

adma
2011-Aug-26, 22:11
Not sure if it is the exact same black car but here is the one the hitch-hikers eventually got a ride with on Yonge Street , early 70's.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466989198_617899198_4434961_1474374_n.jpg

Notice the rising skeleton of the Manulife apartment tower (the first phase of the project) in the background.

Mississauga Slim
2011-Aug-26, 22:21
JT, any thoughts on this car?
I think it's a late 60s/early 70s Eldorado.

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-26, 23:12
This "UFO" pic is certainly one of the most interesting from the Toronto Telegram archive.
However, I don't think the Telegram's photographers came anywhere near capturing the violent, gritty photographs Weegee made in NYCity.
The Telegram boys gave us plenty of pics of the exterior of banks after robberies (next 2 photos) but the rawness and violence of NYCity (3rd photo) was a requirement for Weegee to become famous for his pix of dead bodies.
I agree, Goldie. Perhaps it's also the Canadian sensibility that would not accept viewing such photos.

There's also nothing in the archives to compare to Weegee's classic photo "The Critic":

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/97184_Weegee_b.jpg

From: http://dig.henryart.org/photography-and-new-media/www/artist/weegee-arthur-fellig/#1

Weegee [Arthur Fellig] (U.S., b. Austria‑Hungary, 1899–1968)
The Critic. 1943
Gelatin silver print
10 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. image size
Copyright Weegee / International Center of Photography / Getty Images
Henry Art Gallery, Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection, gift of Joseph and Elaine Monsen and The Boeing Company, 97.184

Part of what makes Weegee’s images such enduring icons of street photography are the contradictions he captures and forces viewers to confront. The Critic is an illustration of privilege in the midst of poverty. Weegee creates a dialogue of extremes within his photographs, sharp contrasts between haves and have-nots. Two women enter the Metropolitan Opera - their bright white furs are illuminated by Weegee’s bare bulb flash, contrasting sharply with an onlooker’s dark, worn-out jacket.

Goldie
2011-Aug-26, 23:53
There's also nothing in the archives to compare to Weegee's classic photo "The Critic":

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/97184_Weegee_b.jpg

From: http://dig.henryart.org/photography-and-new-media/www/artist/weegee-arthur-fellig/#1

Weegee is one of my all-time favourite photographers - I'm so pleased that you chose to display his greatest photo.
But did you know that it was a set-up?
Apparently, he gave the "bag lady" a bottle of wine to stand in place as the opera patrons were arriving.
Of course that may be just another of the mythical stories surrounding that very inventive and self-promoting photographer.

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-27, 07:06
Weegee is one of my all-time favourite photographers - I'm so pleased that you chose to display his greatest photo.
But did you know that is was a set-up?
Apparently, he gave the "bag lady" a bottle of wine to stand in place as the opera patrons were arriving.
Of course that may be just another of the mythical stories surrounding that very inventive and self-promoting photographer.

Perhaps the other difference between the Telegram photos and Weegee's are that his are usually self-explanatory and don't need captioning to produce their visceral effect on the viewer. The Tely ones, on the other hand, are usually about narrative and only come alive with captioning.

Toronto papers have always had an aversion to displaying dead bodies (Canadian sensibilities or federal laws?)..One unusual one in the archives is of the aftermath of a scaffold accident on Melinda Street (is that blood or paint? It's blood.):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC04208jpgpreview.jpg

Title: Melinda Street : man falls from scaffold
Description: Image of blood splattered body on back beneath scaffolding surrounded by men looking on.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/5731
Citation: 1974-002 / 255
Date: 1950-10-02


More in the "narrative" vein:

Manning Avenue; where a boy was killed by a car, 1953:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC04189jpgpreview.jpg

Title: Manning Avenue : where Brunka boy was killed by car
Description: Image of tree lined residential street with pedestrians standing on sidewalk.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/5714
Citation: 1974-002 / 255
Date: 1953-07-08

Ford Hotel, 1969, man prevented from committing suicide:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC11525jpgpreview.jpg

Title: Ford Hotel : Man Threatens Suicide [not used]
Author: Reed
Description: Image of several police officers putting a man into a police car. Murray's Restaurant can be seen in the background.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/9164
Citation: 1974-002 / 083
Date: 1969-01-01


Yorkville 1965:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC00602jpgpreview.jpg

Title: Yorkville Village : City Fathers tour Yorkville [Not Used]
Author: [Julian] Hayashi
Description: Image of the "city fathers" leaving the Devil's Den in Yorkville, 29 May 1965.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/7837
Citation: 1974-002 / 295
Date: 1965-01-01


Yorkville 1967:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC00592jpgpreview.jpg

Title: Mynah Bird : Topless Folk Singer, Wyche
Author: Richard Cole
Description: Image of Wyche, touted as "the world's first topless folk singer," performing at the Mynah Bird as photographers document the event.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/7836
Citation: 1974-002 / 132
Date: 1967-12-19


And while we're in "old" Yorkville, who can correctly identify all three of the people at this table?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/f1257_s1057_it3412.jpg

RC8
2011-Aug-27, 17:04
Here is a couple of early Kodachrome views of the 401 from 1958 courtesy of Leonard Poole. I know what interchange but lets see who else might like a quess.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/038_38.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/037_37-3.jpg

I'm really curious as to where this could be.

adma
2011-Aug-27, 19:30
And while we're in "old" Yorkville, who can correctly identify all three of the people at this table?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/f1257_s1057_it3412.jpg

I'll start w/Gordon Lightfoot in the middle. Not that I'm correct or anything; or maybe I am...

brewster
2011-Aug-27, 21:03
I'll start w/Gordon Lightfoot in the middle. Not that I'm correct or anything; or maybe I am...

I'll go with Gordon also , and I'm guessing Peter or Paul and Mary , they were all big folk singers in the 60's in the Yorkville area.

brewster
2011-Aug-27, 21:05
I'm really curious as to where this could be.

I'll let a few more people guess RC8 before I put up the answer.

Blovertis
2011-Aug-28, 00:02
I'll go with Gordon also , and I'm guessing Peter or Paul and Mary , they were all big folk singers in the 60's in the Yorkville area.

The other guy is Ian Tyson, but the woman isn't Sylvia.

brewster
2011-Aug-28, 00:18
SOUTH EAST CORNER , YONGE/CARLETON

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466999198_617899198_4434962_3565190_n.jpg

NORTH WEST CORNER , YONGE/COLLEGE

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467009198_617899198_4434963_4022769_n.jpg

NORTH EAST , YONGE/CARLETON

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467019198_617899198_4434964_5822500_n.jpg

Anna
2011-Aug-28, 12:34
Here is a couple of early Kodachrome views of the 401 from 1958 courtesy of Leonard Poole. I know what interchange but lets see who else might like a quess.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/038_38.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/037_37-3.jpg

Is it Warden?

Anna
2011-Aug-28, 12:38
The other guy is Ian Tyson, but the woman isn't Sylvia.

Here's Sylvia
http://gencat8.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/systems/toronto.arch/resource/fo1257/ser1057/f1257_s1057_it3413.jpg

Blovertis
2011-Aug-28, 13:21
That's Sylvia, alright. The other woman must be Gord's squeeze.

This properly belongs in "Sightings", but I saw Gord in Summerhill Market not long ago. He looked like the oldest man alive.

Goldie
2011-Aug-28, 20:04
Lets get back to the streets again.
This great thread has prompted me to search my old files of negatives (negative? what's that?).
I found this one of the Flatiron bldg. but unfortunately, I often failed to record dates.
Wonder when I shot this.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Flatiron----.jpg

Also some undated pix of a "drive-in", maybe c.1971
Could this be the same A&W that I used in a "Then & Now" a while back?

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/AW2c1971.jpg

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/AW1c1971.jpg

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/urban/TNA-WatLawrence-Bellamy.jpg

adma
2011-Aug-28, 20:07
That's Sylvia, alright. The other woman must be Gord's squeeze.


And it wouldn't be Mary Travers, because aside from the facial non-resemblance, she ain't got bangs. Mary was all about blonde bangs.

adma
2011-Aug-28, 20:11
Lets get back to the streets again.
This great thread has prompted me to search my old files of negatives (negative? what's that?).
I found this one of the Flatiron bldg. but unfortunately, I often failed to record dates.
Wonder when I shot this.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Flatiron----.jpg

The possible giveaway might be that rising skeleton down Wellington--would that be 40 University Avenue? (http://http://www.emporis.com/building/40universityavenuenue-toronto-canada)

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-28, 23:39
The possible giveaway might be that rising skeleton down Wellington--would that be 40 University Avenue? (http://http://www.emporis.com/building/40universityavenuenue-toronto-canada)

I was just wondering if the crane on the right is for Commerce Court (completed in 1972)?

adma
2011-Aug-29, 07:34
Another thing I'm noticing, squinting: the Gooderham seems to have had some kind of "gallery" at the ground floor apex by that time...

FAC33
2011-Aug-29, 09:00
I think it's a late 60s/early 70s Eldorado.

It's actually a little on the small side for an Eldorado. We had a '72 Eldorado (silver with red leather interior) when I was growing up, and it was a true land yacht. This car reminds me a little of another, slightly smaller car we had, the Olds 98.

donoreo
2011-Aug-29, 09:14
Is it Warden?That is my guess as well. It has the same basic layout now.

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-29, 10:55
Lets get back to the streets again.
This great thread has prompted me to search my old files of negatives (negative? what's that?).
I found this one of the Flatiron bldg. but unfortunately, I often failed to record dates.
Wonder when I shot this.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Flatiron----.jpg



A couple from the Tely Archives of the Flatiron building, a little earlier:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/fronttelegram.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/fronttelegram2.jpg

An open market on the site of Market Square 1968:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/marketsquare1968.jpg

King, just west of Jarvis 1965 (these buildings were demolished for St. James Park):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/kingtelegram1965.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/kingjarvis2.jpg

Looking up Market Street towards the same block, beside the old North Market, 1967 (this section of Market Street is now pedestrian-only):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/northmarket1967.jpg

Same block, 1904:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/kingchurch1904.jpg

Urban Shocker
2011-Aug-29, 17:26
Looking up Market Street towards the same block, beside the old North Market, 1967 (this section of Market Street is now pedestrian-only):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/northmarket1967.jpg

Interesting to see the west side of the St. Lawrence Hall undergoing major renovations. The north east corner of it collapsed that year.

Goldie
2011-Aug-29, 18:16
Don't recall when I shot these but I assume the monument to Sir Adam Beck on University Ave, (at Queen) was demolished during a move to its present location.
I've always thought the 3rd photo resembled a "living monument to Canadian Workers."
Also reminds me of the photo: "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima."

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/UnniversityAvemonumentdemolition.jpg

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/UniversityAvemonumentdemolition2.jpg

Monument to "Workers"

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/monumenttoworkers.jpg

Goldie
2011-Aug-29, 20:08
Richmond at Victoria
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/RichmontnearChurchc1960.jpg

"And another late 60s giveaway, that's a BA station (with the modified 1967 logo; then BA became Gulf in 1969)": adma

Another angle on that BA sign - attached thumbnail

brewster
2011-Aug-29, 20:16
Here is a couple of early Kodachrome views of the 401 from 1958 courtesy of Leonard Poole. I know what interchange but lets see who else might like a quess.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/038_38.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/037_37-3.jpg

This is indeed Warden and the 401.


I'm really curious as to where this could be.

adma
2011-Aug-29, 22:22
"And another late 60s giveaway, that's a BA station (with the modified 1967 logo; then BA became Gulf in 1969)": adma

Another angle on that BA sign - attached thumbnail

And in said thumbnail, the *pre-modification* logo.

The "classic"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2747/4154040808_48903ac55e.jpg

The 1967 version

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/9410/bafeature036fi9.th.jpg

Oh, and re Adam Beck: was it a removal to another location, or simply a temporary removal for University subway construction? (Though it's jarring to see how "demolition-like" said temporary removal was)

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-29, 23:16
Interesting to see the west side of the St. Lawrence Hall undergoing major renovations. The north east corner of it collapsed that year.

As can be seen in this pic, post-collapse:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC11266jpgpreview.jpg

Same year: Celia Franca, in the Great Hall, strikes a "Gloria-Swanson-in-the-ruins-of-the-Roxy" pose:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/ASC05311jpgpreview.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/50555165.jpg

Nads Gone Bads
2011-Aug-29, 23:32
And in said thumbnail, the *pre-modification* logo.

The "classic"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2747/4154040808_48903ac55e.jpg

The 1967 version

http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/9410/bafeature036fi9.th.jpg

Oh, and re Adam Beck: was it a removal to another location, or simply a temporary removal for University subway construction? (Though it's jarring to see how "demolition-like" said temporary removal was)

That was a pretty useless modification. Not as bad as this though.

Old
http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/ccm-logo.jpg

Poo
http://www.stalbertsourceforsports.ca/UserFiles/image/Company%20Logos/ccm-logo-red.jpg

brewster
2011-Aug-30, 17:32
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467034198_617899198_4434965_5941723_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467044198_617899198_4434966_2172738_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467069198_617899198_4434969_6577892_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467089198_617899198_4434971_594527_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467094198_617899198_4434972_2583571_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467099198_617899198_4434973_5836229_n.jpg

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-30, 19:15
Great pics again, brewster. Just curious: why are there so many pics from the College/Yonge intersection?

brewster
2011-Aug-30, 19:47
The story was that Leonard Poole was walking dowtown and just wanted to use up a few rolls back in 1970ish. Most of his shots were Yonge/College and Yonge/Bloor

Urban Shocker
2011-Aug-31, 19:18
I haven't been yet, but there's an exhibition of photographs by Harry Joy at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, at the corner of Spadina and Bloor, that looks interesting:

http://www.mnjcc.org/arts-and-culture/visual-arts

http://www.blackandwhitephotography.ca/harryjoy/index.html

Urban Shocker
2011-Aug-31, 19:26
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244466949198_617899198_4434958_7025469_n.jpg

I remember hitching a ride up Yonge from the north-east corner of the intersection, with a high school friend, in the summer of '70 or '71. A big truck with an open back pulled up, we jumped in ... and off we went, along with several other young hippies already aboard, bumping up Yonge Street and hanging on so as not to fall out the back.

brewster
2011-Aug-31, 20:26
And somehow we made it to the year 2011 Urban Shocker.

The boys hanging out in front of 363 Yonge Street 1970.


http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467114198_617899198_4434975_7294971_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467119198_617899198_4434976_6787038_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467119198_617899198_4434976_6787038_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467129198_617899198_4434978_851449_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467134198_617899198_4434979_1064562_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467139198_617899198_4434980_5586004_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467149198_617899198_4434981_7152801_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467159198_617899198_4434982_1565578_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467169198_617899198_4434983_127912_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467174198_617899198_4434984_4559637_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467184198_617899198_4434985_5534438_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467214198_617899198_4434987_39440_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467219198_617899198_4434988_6055725_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467229198_617899198_4434989_7513756_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467244198_617899198_4434991_61460_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467249198_617899198_4434992_4635577_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467259198_617899198_4434993_6772286_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467269198_617899198_4434994_6885688_n.jpg

sungs
2011-Aug-31, 20:35
Those are amazing pics! Some of my fave stuff I've seen on this site!

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-31, 21:10
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467119198_617899198_4434976_6787038_n.jpg


This shot is of 5 St. Joseph Street in what would appear to be its pre-disco incarnation. Love to see more.....

brewster
2011-Aug-31, 21:15
I vaguely remember the Market but then again the 70's were a blurr for me. Thanks sungs.

adma
2011-Aug-31, 22:06
What on earth *was* The Market? Talk about a retail something that made a visual splash, then disappeared into the ether...

Interesting shots of circa-1970 femininity--also worth noting: *two* Evangeline shops (around the 2 Carlton Laura Secord, and next door to Stollerys), and a reminder that when Starbucks took over the Yonge + College CIBC location, the "Gothic" sloped sills were lopped off.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467244198_617899198_4434991_61460_n.jpg

And, yeah, again, the successive vertical "HYDRO" and "ODEON" lettering looking east on Carlton.

brewster
2011-Aug-31, 22:24
This is a random photo I think might be in East York. I have thousands of photos and I know every one except this one. Not that I am obsessive or anything but it keeps me awake at nights. Have fun google streetview addicts.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/winterstreets-1.jpg

brewster
2011-Aug-31, 22:28
What on earth *was* The Market? Talk about a retail something that made a visual splash, then disappeared into the ether...

Interesting shots of circa-1970 femininity--also worth noting: *two* Evangeline shops (around the 2 Carlton Laura Secord, and next door to Stollerys), and a reminder that when Starbucks took over the Yonge + College CIBC location, the "Gothic" sloped sills were lopped off.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467244198_617899198_4434991_61460_n.jpg

And, yeah, again, the successive vertical "HYDRO" and "ODEON" lettering looking east on Carlton.

As far as I remember it was like a hippie flea market with stalls that sold belts , hash pipe , stoned again t-shirts , posters and everything else freaky.

thecharioteer
2011-Aug-31, 23:03
Interesting shots of circa-1970 femininity

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467244198_617899198_4434991_61460_n.jpg



Somehow, the 60's look holds up so much more:

Yorkville (from the Star Archives):

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/2085200023.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/2085200079.jpg

Caption for the second pic:

Caption: Joan and Frances went to visit the shops and cafes of Yorkville. Joan was not impressed by the habitues. "They are beatniks, not 'ippies," she said. But, like many others, she found the Village a pleasant place to stroll on a nice day and a good place to shop. The students managed to make themselves understood in each other's languages, but Frances admitted she found it tiring at first. Caption: Photo taken by Jeff Goode/Toronto Star May 26, 1968. Quebec City and Toronto exchange students visit Yorkville.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/2079403139.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/2079402562.jpg

Caption for June's pic:

Caption: June Callwood, in private life Mrs. Trent Frayne, is a writer fighting for rights of the Yorkville hippies. She has four children from 23 to 7. Photo taken Aug. 22, 1968


Caption for Joni's pic:

Caption: Three years ago Joni Mitchell was offered a job as a dishwasher in a Yorkville coffee house. This week and next, at the same coffee house, she's the star entertainer. Three years from now she may be one of the biggest names in North American folk music. Photo taken by Doug Griffin/Toronto Star April 18, 1968.

Yorkville Avenue 1975:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/yorkville1975.jpg

Goldie
2011-Aug-31, 23:07
I haven't been yet, but there's an exhibition of photographs by Harry Joy at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, at the corner of Spadina and Bloor, that looks interesting:

http://www.mnjcc.org/arts-and-culture/visual-arts

http://www.blackandwhitephotography.ca/harryjoy/index.html

Yes indeed! Harry Joy's exhibit is a joy to behold. I visited last week.
There are many vintage images of the Kensington Market area - great "street photography."

spider
2011-Sep-01, 08:31
The Hydro pole appears to be concrete and was that style of streetlight ever used in East York? The scene may be in the City instead of East York.


This is a random photo I think might be in East York. I have thousands of photos and I know every one except this one. Not that I am obsessive or anything but it keeps me awake at nights. Have fun google streetview addicts.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/winterstreets-1.jpg

mattelderca
2011-Sep-01, 09:58
Wow, some of these should be available in print.
This one makes me wonder where those guys are now.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467114198_617899198_4434975_7294971_n.jpg

And this guy with the lambchops looks like my grade seven shop teacher.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467259198_617899198_4434993_6772286_n.jpg

brewster
2011-Sep-01, 12:50
Wow, some of these should be available in print.
This one makes me wonder where those guys are now.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467114198_617899198_4434975_7294971_n.jpg

And this guy with the lambchops looks like my grade seven shop teacher.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467259198_617899198_4434993_6772286_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467124198_617899198_4434977_4523861_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467269198_617899198_4434994_6885688_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467274198_617899198_4434995_2330854_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467279198_617899198_4434996_410612_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467284198_617899198_4434997_3279208_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467294198_617899198_4434998_8022995_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/34159_244476324198_617899198_4435032_1671087_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/34625_473732754198_617899198_6545435_5579734_n.jpg

Goldie
2011-Sep-01, 17:03
Some undated locations:

Bathurst at Lakeshore
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/BathurstatLakeshoreBlvd.jpg

From the Ferry
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/skyline.jpg

Avenue Rd.
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/AvenueRd.jpg

Yonge St. S of Eglinton
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/YongeSfromEglinton.jpg

Eglinton W from Yonge
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/where3.jpg

fiendishlibrarian
2011-Sep-01, 17:09
Eglinton, looking west from Yonge. That office building is still there (if modified).

Goldie
2011-Sep-01, 18:29
Thanks for the location, fiendishlibrarian.
Any idea of the dates?

Urban Shocker
2011-Sep-01, 18:46
Adelaide/George:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Adelaide1970s_edited.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/2007-09-03-2207-45.jpg

The Bank of Upper Canada, built 1827, showing the portico added in 1844 which was designed by John G. Howard of Colborne Lodge fame.

Urban Shocker
2011-Sep-01, 18:53
Yes indeed! Harry Joy's exhibit is a joy to behold. I visited last week.
There are many vintage images of the Kensington Market area - great "street photography."

I went today - wish the exhibition was larger, and that the dates the photos were taken had been included in the label information. The online exhibit is more extensive, though.

Goldie
2011-Sep-01, 21:26
Danforth at Jones (1975)

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/onDanforthatJonesc1975.jpg

adma
2011-Sep-01, 22:01
As far as I remember it was like a hippie flea market with stalls that sold belts , hash pipe , stoned again t-shirts , posters and everything else freaky.

Yeah, I'm *really* intrigued by it, not least by the honking huge scale of the facade signage. And given how utterly memory and evidence of The Market disappeared (ah, hopefully Jamie Bradburn will do a Torontoist thing on it someday), I wouldn't be surprised if it were a catastrophically-managed, quickly-euthanized white elephant--like those who were responsible for putting it together were, uh, on drugs or something. (Rosedale trust-funders a la Thor Eaton, perhaps?)

Oh, and re this photo

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467284198_617899198_4434997_3279208_n.jpg

Fallen as it is, it must be one of the first "modern" TTC bus stop signs.

adma
2011-Sep-01, 22:09
Thanks for the location, fiendishlibrarian.
Any idea of the dates?

The skyline shot seems 1976ish (Royal Bank Plaza already there, as was Sheraton Centre under that name; but there was yet only one Harbour Square condo tower)

The Yonge south of Eg shot would be maybe 1962ish? (if that's 2200 Yonge on the right under construction w/hoarding)

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-01, 22:54
The Bank of Upper Canada, built 1827, showing the portico added in 1844 which was designed by John G. Howard of Colborne Lodge fame.

As admirable as the preservation of the Bank of Upper Canada and the First Post Office are, one wishes the clumsy Victorian third floor additions on both were removed to bring back the Georgian proportions. You with me on this, U. S.?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/Bank_of_Upper_Canada_Building_Photo.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/33bank.png http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/34postoffice.png

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/Picture005-1.jpg

Goldie
2011-Sep-01, 23:13
circa 1964

Lawrence E.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/LawrencelookingEc1964.jpg

Lawrence E.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/LawrenceatPkwyc1964.jpg

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/CP-Savarinc1964.jpg

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/onewayWellingtonc1964.jpg

Yonge

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Yongec1964.jpg

adma
2011-Sep-02, 07:56
I miss Elsie The Cow on Lawrence.

barit
2011-Sep-02, 08:06
One thing that has always intrigued me regarding the Royal Bank tower. When it was new there were those small squares along the curtain wall that I think added nicely to the whole effect. Now they are gone. Does anyone know anything about this?

brewster
2011-Sep-02, 13:20
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/LawrenceatPkwyc1964.jpg

Great shot B.T. (Before Trees)

brewster
2011-Sep-02, 13:43
SUNNYSIDE

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/34843_473975279198_617899198_6551238_4161740_n.jpg

LOOKING NORTH FROM SUNNYSIDE BEACH BEFORE GARDINER

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/34843_473975284198_617899198_6551239_6262086_n.jpg

NOT SURE SOMEWHERE DOWNTOWN TORONTO

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37499_473956384198_617899198_6550793_2612846_n.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37499_473956389198_617899198_6550794_692797_n.jpg

MAPLE LEAF GARDENS

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37517_473957034198_617899198_6550821_7358996_n.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/35089_473956719198_617899198_6550814_2060586_n.jpg

PIERRE TRUDEAU 1968 RALLY --CENTENNIAL ARENA--ELLLSEMERE ROAD WITH 1050 MARKHAM ROAD IN THE BACKGROUND
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/Trudeau.jpg

FAC33
2011-Sep-02, 13:55
I miss Elsie The Cow on Lawrence.

Growing up in the States, popsicles and the like made by Borden came on Elsie Stix, which were coloured plastic sticks with holes you could build stuff from. Did they have them in Canada as well?

FAC33
2011-Sep-02, 13:56
circa 1964

Yonge

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/Yongec1964.jpg

All those vertical signs! Pretty much unknown these days...

Long Island Mike
2011-Sep-02, 19:16
Everyone: These pictures posted here showing the 40s thru the 80s in the Toronto area are excellent-I am enjoying this...LI MIKE

Goldie
2011-Sep-02, 20:15
There are three pages of wonderful "street scenes" (2011) at this site:

http://www.blogto.com/city/2011/09/scenes_from_toronto_streets_august_edition/

adma
2011-Sep-02, 21:21
NOT SURE SOMEWHERE DOWNTOWN TORONTO

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37499_473956384198_617899198_6550793_2612846_n.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37499_473956389198_617899198_6550794_692797_n.jpg
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Would those shots be across from each other on present-day Lakeshore? I'm wondering if the building in the background of the first shot was that Art Deco office building that stood at York + LS until c1990 or so...

Goldie
2011-Sep-02, 21:49
A few more - undated:

Bay/Queen
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/BayatQueen.jpg

Time to retire
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/timetoretire.jpg

Where?
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/where5.jpg

Where?
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/where2.jpg

Where?
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/where.jpg

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-02, 22:24
The last shot is of Queen West looking towards Spadina. The building at the end was "Bargain Benny's", the former Pickford Theatre (built in the 1910's as the Auditorium Theatre, one of Toronto's earliest movie-houses), demolished in 1972 for the current building housing McDonalds.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/f1231_it2046.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/f1244_it0320c.jpg

From Spadina Avenue by Rosemary Donegan:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/img091-1.jpg

Mustapha
2011-Sep-02, 22:33
A few more - undated:


Where?
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/where5.jpg

Where?
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/where2.jpg





1. Looking at the SE corner of Yonge and Soudan. The Art Shoppe is there now. The apartment in the left distance is still there on Holly Street.



2. Same apartment building on Holly street - not sure if looking east or west towards it.


Great street shots Goldie, we're privileged to see them.

adma
2011-Sep-02, 23:04
What was Harry Edwards' stock in trade: furniture, or electronics, or both? Seems to have been a longtime uptown institution (not unlike the recently demised Reid & Campbell)

Goldie
2011-Sep-03, 00:28
Thanks for the IDs folks - I shot those so long ago that I've forgotten where I was!
Interesting history of Pickford's & Benny's.
Re: the Variety Theatre's history of showing a banned film - I recently read about "Salt of the Earth" in a reprint of the 1979 book,
The Inquisition in Hollywood.

Jonny5
2011-Sep-03, 01:34
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/12868_244467244198_617899198_4434991_61460_n.jpg


I had no idea street lights like that existed anywhere other than on the Gardiner, though I'm not sure they are even exactly the same. Where else were these used for and for how long?

brewster
2011-Sep-03, 08:51
Bloor Viaduct --Broadview Danforth in the background.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/Streetcar.jpg

Urban Shocker
2011-Sep-03, 15:06
As admirable as the preservation of the Bank of Upper Canada and the First Post Office are, one wishes the clumsy Victorian third floor additions on both were removed to bring back the Georgian proportions. You with me on this, U. S.?

Oh yes, I'm always with anyone who'll stand up for Georgian Toronto. In fact, I think we need a separate photo thread for it!

I think Little Trinity and Holy Trinity churches, for instance, are more Georgian 'Gothick' than Victorian Gothic Revival due to their proportions, which seem more Classically-inspired, and as much Tudor as Gothic, too.

brewster
2011-Sep-03, 19:06
WARDEN AND KINGSTON ROAD
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37885_473957159198_617899198_6550831_1679220_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37517_473957084198_617899198_6550830_3731441_n.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37517_473957079198_617899198_6550829_6981303_n.jpg

MAMMOTH DOMINION --DANFORTH RD AND DANFORTH AVENUE
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37517_473957074198_617899198_6550828_3585397_n.jpg

CLIFFSIDE DRIVE AND KINGSTON ROAD
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/38233_473916909198_617899198_6550069_4675303_n.jpg

1953 KODACHROMES--KINGSTON ROAD AND WARDEN AREA
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/002_2.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/001_1.jpg
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/104_4.jpg

adma
2011-Sep-03, 21:22
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/37517_473957084198_617899198_6550830_3731441_n.jpg

Ah, that Bank of Toronto--I always like to refer to it as "Erich Mendelsohn Comes To Birch Cliff". (The swooping stainless-steel-lettering motif was maintained in the Toronto-Dominion merger; it was only around the 80s/90s that it was replaced by banal plastic signage. *Definitely* a case where the signage was integral to the architectural effect.)

That adjacent retail strip's interesting, too; like a *really* primitive strip-mall prototype, even if it's street-fronted rather than set back...

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-03, 22:03
A concave/convex complement to the Birchcliff branch, a never-built drive-in bank on University Avenue (the architectural firm of Blackwell & Craig was Eb Zeidler's first partnership; evolved into Craig, Zeidler & Strong) :

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Buildings/bank10.jpg

brewster
2011-Sep-03, 23:26
A concave/convex complement to the Birchcliff branch, a never-built drive-in bank on University Avenue (the architectural firm of Blackwell & Craig was Eb Zeidler's first partnership; evolved into Craig, Zeidler & Strong) :

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Buildings/bank10.jpg

It was kind of depressing to see what has happened to the strip of stores just east of Warden. You can see the difference in the then and now I posted in Mustapha's stream.

Flux Capacitor
2011-Sep-05, 21:12
An open market on the site of Market Square 1968:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/marketsquare1968.jpg

Anyone know where I could find High Rez file of this? Recently moved to the loft at the back.

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-05, 21:29
An open market on the site of Market Square 1968:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/marketsquare1968.jpg

Anyone know where I could find High Rez file of this? Recently moved to the loft at the back.

Here's the link to the site I downloaded it from (it's part of the Toronto Telegram Archives at York University). I would contact them directly and find out. Good luck!

http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/8915

Goldie
2011-Sep-06, 01:00
Bloor Viaduct --Broadview Danforth in the background.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/Streetcar.jpg

Here's a streetcar photographed by my father much earlier at the other end of the Prince Edward Viaduct.
He used his Kodak 2C Autographic camera (see attached), so it was circa 1920-25.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/streetcarwestendofViaduct.jpg

Mississauga Slim
2011-Sep-06, 17:43
Love this thread. Question: at about what point in history did people generally stop dressing like civilized adults?

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-06, 17:58
Love this thread. Question: at about what point in history did people generally stop dressing like civilized adults?

Approximately the summer this picture was taken:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/yorkvillecumberland.jpg

Goldie
2011-Sep-06, 18:48
Love this thread. Question: at about what point in history did people generally stop dressing like civilized adults?

I'd date that to about the time movie stars began to appear in films wearing t-shirts and jeans - Brando, James Dean, Elvis et al - early 50's?
In those days we all smoked, drank and dressed like movie stars - today it's the TV & music celebrities who are copied.

adamwalman
2011-Sep-07, 06:40
...and the intersection is???


Here is a couple of early Kodachrome views of the 401 from 1958 courtesy of Leonard Poole. I know what interchange but lets see who else might like a quess.

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/038_38.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc410/BRUCE_MARSHMAN/Leonard%20Poole%20Collection/037_37-3.jpg

donoreo
2011-Sep-07, 10:11
It was answered a while ago. Warden Ave.

brewster
2011-Sep-07, 17:15
...and the intersection is???

Warden and the 401 looking east.

Urban Shocker
2011-Sep-08, 19:35
Love this thread. Question: at about what point in history did people generally stop dressing like civilized adults?

I don't know about this country, but there was a precipitous decline in the number of men wearing bowler hats and suits to work in The City of London around 1970. My Mum worked at the Bank of England in the late-'60s, and as a teenager I used to take the train up to London Bridge with her in the mornings to spend the day in town; the bowler-hatted brigade trudging across the bridge to work was very impressive. When I came back to England on my own for a holiday in October 1972 things were already much more casual. I blame it all on Harold Wilson.

adma
2011-Sep-08, 22:34
I blame it all on Harold Wilson.

And when it comes to headgear, the corresponding North American figure would be JFK.

Goldie
2011-Sep-08, 23:15
And when it comes to headgear, the corresponding North American figure would be JFK.

I don't recall that JFK wore a baseball cap at all times!

Earlscourt_Lad
2011-Sep-09, 08:36
I blame it all on Harold Wilson.

Perhaps the white heat of technology could be blamed?

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-09, 09:50
Not to sound too much like an old fart, the 60's youth revolution of "do your own thing" and "let it all hang out" was taken literally in a non-fashion sense, somehow giving people permission to appear in public in ways that would have been unthinkable in earlier generations. The emphasis on youth led to the infantilization of menswear, where we see today grown men appearing in restaurants dressed for dinner like 8-year olds on the playground (shorts, caps, t-shirts, etc.).

Streetwear in the past:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/queen1920s.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/queen1930s.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/bay1940s.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/people.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Photography/bayking53.jpg

DSC
2011-Sep-09, 10:14
The Yonge Street shots (in particular the first one) look like 'scramble crossings" - controled by a cop. Plus ca change ...

Urban Shocker
2011-Sep-09, 13:05
Perhaps the white heat of technology could be blamed?

Or the idea that a week is a long time in politics translated to the fashion industry?

JasonParis
2011-Sep-09, 16:33
The Yonge Street shots (in particular the first one) look like 'scramble crossings" - controled by a cop. Plus ca change ...
Toronto did have a temporary "scramble" at Yonge/Richmond in the 1950s (I think). I don't believe this is it (in the picture), but indeed "plus ca change!"

adma
2011-Sep-09, 20:29
I don't recall that JFK wore a baseball cap at all times!

Neither did Harold Wilson. I was referring to JFK as a critical figure in the eschewing of male headgear--henceforth, a good hairstylist substituted for a good fedora...

androiduk
2011-Sep-10, 18:58
Look how much cleaner and lighter that corner looks with the glassed in staircase as opposed to the new concrete one.


A few more - undated:

Bay/Queen
http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/gdunbar/BayatQueen.jpg


http://andrewfare.com/UTC/mytoronto16/Capturebay.JPG

ambleDexterous
2011-Sep-11, 00:56
I haven't been yet, but there's an exhibition of photographs by Harry Joy at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, at the corner of Spadina and Bloor, that looks interesting:


http://www.blackandwhitephotography.ca/harryjoy/index.html


Thank you so much for posting these links. I absolutely love the Harry Joy photos. One from the EX is simply haunting.

http://www.blackandwhitephotography.ca/harryjoy/content/EHJ_137_large.html

ambleDexterous
2011-Sep-11, 01:36
This is a fantastic thread. Thanks Brewster.

brewster
2011-Sep-14, 19:57
Royal York and Union Station during subway construction. I'm guessing 1952?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6153/6148197985_bafc8508f5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6148197985/)
Royal2520York (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6148197985/) by Mr T.O. (http://www.flickr.com/people/36903798@N07/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6152/6148748218_c8eb94a7bd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6148748218/)
Union2520Station (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6148748218/) by Mr T.O. (http://www.flickr.com/people/36903798@N07/), on Flickr

thecharioteer
2011-Sep-24, 23:26
"After church":

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/afterchurch.jpg

Yonge Street 1949:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/YongeNofQueen1949.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/downtown1949.jpg

Yonge Street May 31, 1900, celebrating the end of the Boer War:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/Yonge_Street_crowd_celebrating_the_.jpg

J T CUNNINGHAM
2011-Oct-24, 21:13
"JT, any thoughts on this car?"
QUOTE Earlscourt_Lad with pic by brewster.

1966 Cadillac Fleetwod Sedan.


(I have just para'd in here; forgive me.)


Regards,
J T

brewster
2011-Oct-26, 20:56
"JT, any thoughts on this car?"
QUOTE Earlscourt_Lad with pic by brewster.

1966 Cadillac Fleetwod Sedan.


(I have just para'd in here; forgive me.)


Regards,
J T

Thanks J T. I have been reading all your other posts , you are one informed individual and your debates keep me entertained. Keep up the good work.

J T CUNNINGHAM
2011-Oct-26, 21:09
"Thanks J T. I have been reading all your other posts"
QUOTE brewster

Thank you Sire for your kind words, although some may have

a difference of opinion re my "Occupy musings".


Regards,
J T

brewster
2011-Oct-26, 22:25
"Thanks J T. I have been reading all your other posts"
QUOTE brewster

Thank you Sire for your kind words, although some may have

a difference of opinion re my "Occupy musings".


Regards,
J T

That's the ones I found worth the price of admission. I value other people's opinion's and a good argument always perks my interest. I try not to have opinion's but when I hear that educated people cannot get a job in their field I do feel for them but in the mean time take a lower paying job to help out your family. I have done the 2-3 job's my whole life , not that I wanted to because basically I am lazy , but because I had to. Post office is hiring.

Earlscourt_Lad
2011-Oct-28, 11:13
Thank you Sire for your kind words, although some may have

a difference of opinion re my "Occupy musings".


Regards,
J T

I've been enjoying them, when I venture out from the photography section.

9kly
2011-Nov-23, 23:59
What was Harry Edwards' stock in trade: furniture, or electronics, or both? Seems to have been a longtime uptown institution (not unlike the recently demised Reid & Campbell)
Harry Edwards closed at least 20 years ago

Transportfan
2011-Nov-24, 22:43
Not to sound too much like an old fart, the 60's youth revolution of "do your own thing" and "let it all hang out" was taken literally in a non-fashion sense, somehow giving people permission to appear in public in ways that would have been unthinkable in earlier generations. The emphasis on youth led to the infantilization of menswear, where we see today grown men appearing in restaurants dressed for dinner like 8-year olds on the playground (shorts, caps, t-shirts, etc.).

But men are still surprisingly old school and traditional when they dress up. Women have actually taken that casualization trend much further, and have adapted casual wear such as t-shirts and tank tops as dressy outfits, something which would be unthinkable for men. What surprises me is that ppl are amazingly nearly oblivious to this fact, and actually think men don't know how to dress up properly.

Cast_Member
2011-Nov-25, 01:43
The emphasis on youth led to the infantilization of menswear, where we see today grown men appearing in restaurants dressed for dinner like 8-year olds on the playground (shorts, caps, t-shirts, etc.).


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/John_Cena_August_2008.jpg/170px-John_Cena_August_2008.jpg

sebo2000
2011-Dec-20, 12:54
this is the best spot on the net for Toronto old photos!:)

Silence&Motion
2011-Dec-21, 01:16
Not to sound too much like an old fart, the 60's youth revolution of "do your own thing" and "let it all hang out" was taken literally in a non-fashion sense, somehow giving people permission to appear in public in ways that would have been unthinkable in earlier generations. The emphasis on youth led to the infantilization of menswear, where we see today grown men appearing in restaurants dressed for dinner like 8-year olds on the playground (shorts, caps, t-shirts, etc.).

I wouldn't be too hard on the 1960's, or necessarily use the term "infantilization". The 1960's was just another episode in a much larger transition from a strict, codified, homogeneous fashion to the more casual, heterogeneous fashion we see today. Even the business suit of today was the casual lounge suit of the early 20th century. There are many explanations for this shift, but one that I find most convincing is changing class structure. In a society with a strict division between a small urban bourgeoisie and a larger working class, your ability to signal your class status through fashion was very important. With the rise of the middle-class in the mid-20th century, and the blurring of boundaries between upper and lower ends of the class structure, fashion looses its ability to signal status.

Earlscourt_Lad
2011-Dec-21, 16:10
With the rise of the middle-class in the mid-20th century, and the blurring of boundaries between upper and lower ends of the class structure, fashion looses its ability to signal status.

Unless you consider the difference between a $20 fashion tshirt at Walmart, and a $200 one from Holt Renfrew. Same basic idea, in a fashion sense, but class (or wealth at least) are signaled quite clearly.

Urban Shocker
2011-Dec-21, 17:38
Best Suit Ever: the one that Cary Grant wears in Hitchcock's 1959 film North by Northwest.

Goldie
2011-Dec-21, 18:18
Best Suit Ever: the one that Cary Grant wears in Hitchcock's 1959 film North by Northwest.

Photos on this site should be mandatory!

thecharioteer
2011-Dec-21, 22:16
Best Suit Ever: the one that Cary Grant wears in Hitchcock's 1959 film North by Northwest.

I'd vote for Bogart's suit in The Maltese Falcon:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/pwgal-bogie.jpg

brewster
2011-Dec-21, 22:44
My vote goes to me for wearing this Powder Blue Leisure Suit for my sisters wedding in 1976.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6552257087_5ff648b4e6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6552257087/)
Powder Blue Leisure Suit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6552257087/) by Mr T.O. (http://www.flickr.com/people/36903798@N07/), on Flickr

adma
2011-Dec-22, 08:00
That thing looks half-prison, half-Mao

brewster
2011-Dec-22, 14:19
That thing looks half-prison, half-Mao

The leisure suit has become famous in our family. I wore it for 25 minutes during the ceremony , never to see the light of day again. When you were a 19 year old rocker in 1976 it wasn't cool to wear anything but skin tight bell bottoms , white tiger brand t-shirts and Greb Kodiaks. Little did I know that disco was just starting and the hippie era was done.

Urban Shocker
2011-Dec-22, 18:43
Cary Grant's North by Northwest suit:

http://neveryetmelted.com/2008/01/04/cary-grants-north-by-northwest-suit/

http://clothesonfilm.com/cary-grant-grey-kilgour-suit-in-north-by-northwest-1959/844/

http://www.google.ca/search?q=cary+grant+north+by+northwest+suit&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-ca&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=D7_zTs6TCYj30gG94c3NAg&ved=0CCAQsAQ&biw=1072&bih=708

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/cary-grant-north-by-northwest/

http://www.richardtorregrossa.com/Cary-Grant-and-the-secrets-of-the-perfect-suit.htm

Mississauga Slim
2011-Dec-23, 19:17
My vote goes to me for wearing this Powder Blue Leisure Suit for my sisters wedding in 1976.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6552257087_5ff648b4e6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6552257087/)
Powder Blue Leisure Suit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6552257087/) by Mr T.O. (http://www.flickr.com/people/36903798@N07/), on Flickr

A bit of a "Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter" feel going on here.

brewster
2011-Dec-23, 21:22
A bit of a "Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter" feel going on here.

The gentleman on the left still has a 2 foot beard and hair halfway down his back , pure white I might add. The boy is now 42 , my sister is the best sister in the world and I am balder then a new born's butt with hair growing everywhere but my head.

Goldie
2011-Dec-23, 21:37
A "Then & Now" of that photo would be a sight to behold!

Long Island Mike
2011-Dec-25, 17:34
My vote goes to me for wearing this Powder Blue Leisure Suit for my sisters wedding in 1976.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6552257087_5ff648b4e6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6552257087/)
Powder Blue Leisure Suit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36903798@N07/6552257087/) by Mr T.O. (http://www.flickr.com/people/36903798@N07/), on Flickr

Brewster-I came of age in the 70s also and I do recall how fashions changed with the times over the course of the 1970s and that the coming of Disco in the later 70s years changed
many things in terms of pop culture for starters...it still amazes me to this day how fast things like fashion changed back then...LI MIKE

brewster
2011-Dec-26, 11:33
Brewster-I came of age in the 70s also and I do recall how fashions changed with the times over the course of the 1970s and that the coming of Disco in the later 70s years changed
many things in terms of pop culture for starters...it still amazes me to this day how fast things like fashion changed back then...LI MIKE

It was a strange time Long Island Mike , not that I cared about fashion -see above picture. I went from Pink Floyd to punk , dicso , new wave , hair metal , grunge then my daughter came around and all I was aloud to listen to was Barney and Disney songs.

DRKSTR47
2011-Dec-28, 19:35
I'm voting for a THEN & NOW pic too.................. Chime in folks!!!!

brewster
2011-Dec-28, 20:48
No can do. One is in B.C. , one is hiding and can't be found. It would be interesting , wish I still had the suit.