Putting it into modern terms, it's everything on Bay between the Stock Exchange and the railway tracks, and everything on Front Between the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Royal York. If it happened today, the list of lost buildings would include The Dominion Public Building, half of Union Station, the TD Canada Trust Tower, the RBC Plaza...
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It's also interesting how few (if any) of the buildings that replaced the buildings lost in the fire remain. But we have one building left that narrowly escaped it--the aforementioned Bank of Montreal building that now houses the HHoF.
Well I've been lurking around here the better part of a week cruising through this monstrously large and enormously interesting thread. Interesting enough that I registered @ UT.
I have lots to add from out in the west end here (Islington Twp) but for now will stick with a topic that came up around page 16x Regarding the Regal Constellation and an aircraft.
Then (on the grounds of the Regal Constellation Hotel)
Later (at the coner of Derry Rd & Vanguard Dr)
Now (at the Museum of Flight in Seattle WA)
Here is a complete history of the aircraft
None of this work is mine, all credit goes to the original photographers.
I made it a point to visit and have lunch in this beautiful machine when it was a restaurant in the middle picture - this was around 1995. I beleive a Mennonite lady from Kitchener ran it.
It did not last long as a cocktail bar outside the Regal Constellation - one must give the owners much credit for creative, and in my mind, passionate marketing. Nice to see it in TCA [forerunner to Air Canada] colours in Seattle - I wonder what had happened to her.
I'm very much saddened at the closing down of the Canadian Air and Space Museum at Downsview Air base - very odd how it happened under a federal government that you would think has a philosophical stripe or natural bent sympathetic towards this type of thing. Anyways, there is always the Dayton US Air Force museum although it's not our history and it's a 9 hour drive away; magnificent place though it may be...
The Feds put a heritage designation on it and the sale had to be approved by a special panel before the Seattle Museum could take possession. One of the bidders to keep the plane in Canada was the museum @ Downsview, however they came up short in funding at the end and it went to WA.
Then and Now for Oct 10. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
Then. 'April 24, 1913. 1464 to 1478 Dufferin Street.'
Now. May 2011. An old block, but very tidy; a stylish corner photography business anchors the south end, all fronting onto a usually busy Dufferin Street - I waited for a break in the car traffic before mashing the shutter.
Another beauty Mustapha. Too bad they couldn't leave the original railing's on any of the houses.