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    Nice that they put the executive management team...

    Nice that they put the executive management team (all women!), up front.....
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    Looks like the old building on the left is the...

    Looks like the old building on the left is the ruins of the Toronto Canoe Club, shown below in 1906:

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    http://cfly.ca/timeless/canoe/Toronto.htm

    The building on the right looks like the...
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    Peeking out behind many of the older Scott Street...

    Peeking out behind many of the older Scott Street pics is the rear of the Great Western Railway Station (which later became the Grand Trunk Station, and finally a Fruit Market). Burnt down in 1952....
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    Further to our recent discussion about the...

    Further to our recent discussion about the post-war "de-cornicing" of Victorian buildings, here's the SW corner of Front and Scott without its cornices on both its top and second floor. ...
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    Wonderful pics, Goldie!

    Wonderful pics, Goldie!
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    It is from the Toronto Archives! 30130 ...

    It is from the Toronto Archives!

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    Here's a less poetic view of the same house in the 70's:

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    And today:
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    It's Dundas (formerly Wilton) at Mutual. That...

    It's Dundas (formerly Wilton) at Mutual. That house on the NE corner is still there.
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    Your earlier pic, Mustapha, and the glimpse of...

    Your earlier pic, Mustapha, and the glimpse of Redpath Sugar, reminds me once again what an urban design (and architectural ) disaster it was to build that parking garage and social housing building...
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    Some more from the Naylor fonds of Toronto in the...

    Some more from the Naylor fonds of Toronto in the 1970's:

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    My very first post (#41) on UT, a little more...

    My very first post (#41) on UT, a little more than 5 years ago, outlined the history of "College Avenue", and its parallel road way "University Street":
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    Thanks, Goldie! Here are two I just found from...

    Thanks, Goldie! Here are two I just found from the TPL site (pre-statue of John A).

    The view in 1885:

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    Looking south to University Avenue from Queen's...

    Looking south to University Avenue from Queen's Park:

    1900:

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    1908:

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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):

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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:

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    1953 (Osgoode Hall to left):

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    Interesting articles on the phenomenon: ...

    Interesting articles on the phenomenon:

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    The Case of the Missing Cornice: 29466 29467

    The Case of the Missing Cornice:

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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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    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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    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:

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    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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