Thank you hawc for these images. What great images to wind up 2011.
And thank you also brewster, thecharioteer and Goldie (and sorry for those I've missed) for posting their vivid personal images and reminisces in this thread over the last few years.
Glad you guys enjoy the photos, they were digitized from old Kodak slides my uncles and aunts had sitting in storage.
Two more colour pics from that era:
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Then and Now for Dec 27.
Then. 'Warehouse of Messrs. A.A. Allan & Co. Bay Street.' This was located on Bay Street, E side, just S of Wellington. Image is c1891 and is courtesy of wwwebster.
This building was also destroyed in the Great Toronto Fire of 1904 - please refer back to the map r937 posted yesterday to see its location.
Now. July 2011.
The King & John area feels like in 20 years time it will be like, "Come on down to the exciting... condo district... where there are so many great.... condos!" The local businesses that condo developers used to sell the excitement of the place may all be condos.
And hey I live in a condo, so I've got nothing against them at all, but we need to keep some kind of street culture. Otherwise the street signs will say, "The Subway Sandwich/Nail Salon/Dry Cleaning District"
I figured out that this photo was taken from the rooftop of the Park Hyatt at Avenue Rd. and Bloor. Thanks again Hawc. I borrowed a few off the internet but they don't do it justice. If anybody gets a chance please go there and do this shot right.
Looking South from Bloor and University. Note no skyscrapers yet.
city-view-from-the-roof by TORONTO TONTO, on Flickr
toronto-best-restaurants- by TORONTO TONTO, on Flickr
Park Hyatt Roof by TORONTO TONTO, on Flickr
BeeRich in Leslieville
This is a question. Why when you stare at a negative you see a positive? I thought this was a facebook joke but gave it a shot and it worked. Stare at the red dot on the girl's nose for 30 seconds then look at the ceiling and blink. Sorry if this is the wrong spot for this Mustapha , I just figured it was a photography question and all you guys and girls seem to be the most knowledgeable on the subject. Still being fairly new to this thread Mustapha , I thank you for the honorable mention above.
405872_10150463688143773_645483772_8648350_1820014 422_n by Mr T.O., on Flickr