Mention should be made of the Xmas Parade filmed by British Pathe, with imagery worthy of Stephen King and Tim Burton:
Interesting how the Victoria Tower was de-corniced at some (perhaps early) point--makes it look even more like a spec dullard than it is (and the invisible-in-the-new-photo replacement for the pyramidial elevator penthouse is just plain hideous; like they knew nobody was going to "look up there" once the building was overshadowed by its neighbours)
Where where we,,.. ah yes, Then and Now. For March 13.
Then. 7-9 King East. c1915. "Building for Bowles Lunch Room, Toronto. Hand, Harris & Merritt, Architects."
Now. September 2011.
And for added interest, sometime before the 1950s era picture below, our Bowles Lunch Room had doubled its frontage and gotten a new owner.
Just wanted to give you all a heads up that I may have to drop things very quickly and leave here for a few days. So,, it's not desertion as I've given you notice.
Don't worry, it's a happy event. I would never leave JT at the altar to rush back here.
On my return back to daily updates as usual. I only expect to be away 4 days or so when it happens.
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For those of you interested in this kind of exploration, go to the NE corner of Yonge and Queen. Walk a few paces E on Queen to the grate in the middle of the sidewalk - now look down, and see the ghostly steps that once went down into the Queen subway.