i would just like to pass on a caution to anyone going down there in the summer, there's a huge patch of poison ivy in there, which i did not know about until it was too late
you used to be able just to walk down the old road bed and onto the current pottery road shoulder, but with the recent redevelopment, which included a new retaining wall, i expect it's closed off now
did you happen to notice?
There's a similar plaque at the south west corner of Yonge and Eglinton.i imagine they are all the same plaque, with the same 7 location legend, but i've never run across any of the others
Colgate demolished the building starting in October 1994. The building was completely gone by the next fall and it stands vacant to this day. Funny how I called it back then that such a building (7 storey + basement) would be in demand within a decade - stupid how they demolish such a building only to build a similar building in its place!
yes, between 00:19 and 00:23, the old road bed merges in from the right, you could still walk down from the charles sauriol parkette
it looks, though, as if the recent construction has really obliterated the formerly obvious junction
in your last picture, you can see wooden steps going down from the footpath to the roadbed on the left
Today's video is very inexpensive, high quality (this is HD), and tells a much greater story than pictures alone. Imagine riding through Toronto in 1880 with an HD camera capturing everything from your handlebars. Anyway, seeing the changes to the City, it's a great time to be driving/biking around grabbing as much future-historical footage as I can.
(see attachment below)
in order to keep to the "then and now" theme of this thread, here's the "then" picture from a hunnert years ago, looking down the hill, corresponding almost exactly to your 4th picture, beerich
I just want to take this moment to point out that after almost 3.5 years, this thread has reached over 500 pages and over 7500 posts
"this thread has reached over 500 pages and over 7500 posts."
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Three Cheers for our Fearless Leader, Mustapha!
IF only I had of questioned then, for the answers needed now . . .