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    Quote Originally Posted by DSC View Post
    On the west side of Sherbourne and Zooming in I can read : John Fisken - Storage of Coal and Mineral Oil. Fisken had a house at http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/...++Ducks+Hotel/

    John Fisken was a prominent oil wholesaler and his papers are at the Ontario Archives. Try Googling him.

    On the east side it's the Royal Oil Company: storage of coal and oil.

    Clearly it was then the 'Coal and Oil District"
    Check out the photo essay I did on Fisken's house "Lawton Park" in the Evocative Images thread last fall (post #2509):

    http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...oronto/page168


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    "It says on the map "Boat Houses (Ironclad)"."
    The charioteer.

    The reason for Goad's Map (Insurance Underwriting Review.) and the appearance of that building, suggests it was in itself

    "Ironclad" due to the highly flammable nature of the work carried-on within and all the while, being close to a fuel area; coal/oils.


    Regards,
    J T
    Last edited by J T CUNNINGHAM; 2014-Apr-17 at 23:39.
    IF only I had of questioned then, for the answers needed now . . .

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    Jarvis/Charles 1952:

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    2011:

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    And in between from 1953 to 2007, the IOF Building, which became the Metropolitan Police Headquarters (until the one on College Street was built):

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    Last edited by thecharioteer; 2014-Apr-17 at 14:52.

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    1954 photo showing the fire hall and the original Old No 4 police station. Looks nowhere near the brick example shown on Murdoch Mysteries. Old timers who worked there up to the late 1950s say it was a crap hole. A new police station was built down on Regent Street which became the first 51 Division after amalgamation.

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    British Pathé's entire collection of newsreels is now available for free on YouTube. The 85,000 videos showcase 80 years in global events, ranging from the historically significant to the downright weird.


    http://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe



    And, changing storefront streetscapes in NYC.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04...-streetscape/1
    Last edited by Mustapha; 2014-Apr-22 at 10:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskayTO View Post
    Kind of creepy that my favourite neighbourhood pizza joint is on land formerly occupied by a morgue.

    But seriously - check them out - Bellissimo is really good pizza, and cheap. Great neighbourhood vibe, especially when the patio is open.
    Yep, Bellissimo's is a classic joint. Many good times there. Still drop by sometimes. It's totally a neighborhood joint, and has a lot of 'suburban' charm but right downtown. Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha View Post
    British Pathé's entire collection of newsreels is now available for free on YouTube. The 85,000 videos showcase 80 years in global events, ranging from the historically significant to the downright weird.


    http://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe

    Toronto Suburban Railway, 1923 - shots of excursion train on the new Keele Street-Lambton bypass, Summerville Curve, Meadowvale, Churchville, and Eldorado Park (now in Brampton).


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEud_a4vWHs

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    Now we can do Then and Nows with Google Streetview where multiple images exist.

    http://www.thestar.com/life/technolo...k_in_time.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertHWagstaff View Post
    Now we can do Then and Nows with Google Streetview where multiple images exist.

    http://www.thestar.com/life/technolo...k_in_time.html
    I've been hoping for this for a long time! Doesn't seem to be working yet though, even in areas I know google has gone through multiple times with the streetview cars. I haven't found anywhere its working yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicecom View Post
    I haven't found anywhere its working yet.
    try here -- google street view, leaside jail

    you should see two old houses, on the east side of laird drive, at markham -- the one on the left was the original leaside jail

    there are 4 street views available -- sept 2007, apr 2009, aug 2011, and apr 2012 -- click on the red NEW in the box at the top left

    the 2012 view shows the houses gone, and the start of construction of the new hyundai dealership, opened in august 2013

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    p.s. there's an even better example just south on laird, the old locomotive shed repurposed as a longo's --
    https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.70608...UPUTmFRz7A!2e0
    Last edited by r937; Yesterday at 13:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    try here -- google street view, leaside jail

    you should see two old houses, on the east side of laird drive, at markham -- the one on the left was the original leaside jail

    there are 4 street views available -- sept 2007, apr 2009, aug 2011, and apr 2012 -- click on the red NEW in the box at the top left

    the 2012 view shows the houses gone, and the start of construction of the new hyundai dealership, opened in august 2013

    Hmm weird, I see the old image, and can search the address and get the new image, but I can't find any options to cycle through the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicecom View Post
    Hmm weird, I see the old image, and can search the address and get the new image, but I can't find any options to cycle through the years.
    box in the top left, should look like this --

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    click on the red NEW

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    box in the top left, should look like this --


    click on the red NEW
    It's not showing up for me.. must be a gradual rollout.

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    It is not working for me either. Weird!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slicecom View Post
    It's not showing up for me.. must be a gradual rollout.
    oh, i just tried something

    i fired it up in firefox, and it doesn't work

    i went back to internet explorer, works fine

    (both my browsers are up to date and plain vanilla installs)

    so, um, gradual rollout... yeah

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