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    A somewhat grittier Toronto in the 1960's and...

    A somewhat grittier Toronto in the 1960's and 70's (from the Naylor fonds):

    29587

    29588

    29589

    29590
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    Pre-Sheraton Centre: 29583

    Pre-Sheraton Centre:

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    Not to mention Methodists, Baptists,...

    Not to mention Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, high Anglicans, low Anglicans and maybe (just maybe) a Lutheran.
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    King and Church 1965: 29506

    King and Church 1965:

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    Richmond Street West, just east of York: 1913...

    Richmond Street West, just east of York:

    1913 (TPL) (Eaton's warehouse behind):

    29485

    1953 (Osgoode Hall to left):

    29486
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    Interesting articles on the phenomenon: ...

    Interesting articles on the phenomenon:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/19/realestate/streetscapes-scalped-buildings-for-utility-alone-a-restored-cornice.html
    ...
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    The Case of the Missing Cornice: 29466 29467

    The Case of the Missing Cornice:

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    29467
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    Good point, adma. The cornice is usually the...

    Good point, adma. The cornice is usually the first to go, and rarely put back...

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    29460

    29461

    29462
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    And de-trimming of all architectural ornament...

    And de-trimming of all architectural ornament around the windows, doors, and roof, similar to the process that preceded the demolition of the building that once stood on the NE corner of Front and...
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    Probably all of the above! Hotels in the 1901...

    Probably all of the above!

    Hotels in the 1901 book 100 Glimpse of Toronto: Queen City of Canada:

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    29449

    29450
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    Let's also remember that King and York was known...

    Let's also remember that King and York was known for its hotels on each corner.

    The grande dame Rossin House on the SE corner, which became the Prince George Hotel:

    29122

    The Iroquois Hotel...
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    And Goldie, we can also remember the number of...

    And Goldie, we can also remember the number of buildings that came and went at King & York between 1890, particularly the old Globe & Mail Building on the NE corner:

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    Demolished in the...
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    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/MayDay/178.jpg

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/MayDay/183.jpg
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    Great article, railmus! 29061 ...

    Great article, railmus!

    29061

    http://www.trha.ca/2ndunionstation.html

    1888:

    29062
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    One has to remember that one of the prime...

    One has to remember that one of the prime motivators in this whole phenomena is wall failure (water penetration, not structural), as can be seen in the pic I posted of 101 Roehampton. The Tower...
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    Summer in the City: ...

    Summer in the City:

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/MayDay/ceeb6521-a7c8-4301-a389-e817b55ece4f.jpg
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    Early 60's view of the Marquesa (note the sign...

    Early 60's view of the Marquesa (note the sign for air-conditioning and dishwashers):

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    The sad thing is that 2121 Bathurst (called La...

    The sad thing is that 2121 Bathurst (called La Marquesa) was one of the first grand Modernist apartment buildings on Bathurst in the early 60's, heavily influenced by Morris Lapidus' Fontainbleu in...
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    2121 Bathurst Street: 28758 28759 28760...

    2121 Bathurst Street:

    28758

    28759

    28760

    http://www.bowiecontracting.com/projects_completed_2121_bathurst.htm
  20. You're welcome! Lothian Mews was such an iconic...

    You're welcome! Lothian Mews was such an iconic building. The closest to it is York Square (whose days appear to be numbered, unfortunately). Here are some shots of Yorkville 1968, west of...
  21. One of the most interesting and prescient...

    One of the most interesting and prescient buildings in 1960's Toronto was the Lothian Mews at 92 Bloor Street West. Designed by WZMH in 1963/64, (winner of the Massey Silver Medal) it enveloped a...
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    Yonge & Adelaide, June 5, 1900 (TPL): ...

    Yonge & Adelaide, June 5, 1900 (TPL):

    http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa112/thecharioteer/MayDay/yongeadeilde1900.jpg

    Yonge & Adelaide, June 19, 2014:
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    Front Street East, 1950's: 28433 Today: ...

    Front Street East, 1950's:

    28433

    Today:

    28434

    Bay & King, 1931:
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    A few more from the transit.toronto website: ...

    A few more from the transit.toronto website:

    Bay Street (early 1950's):

    28318

    Front Street:

    28319
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    Yonge north of Wellington, 1953: 28283 ...

    Yonge north of Wellington, 1953:

    28283

    http://transit.toronto.on.ca/streetcar/4501.shtml

    Bay Street 1953:

    28284
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