Today, Fairview is still wider than neighbouring streets, as may be St Johns between Gilmour and Fairview and its associated intersections. For many years the former track allowance was paved differently than the rest of the streets and this was very noticeable, but this distinction disappeared when the roads were reconstructed after the 1950s.
When they rebuilt the Bathurst street bridge in the 80's they demolished the entire old bridge in one go, not half at a time like they seem to do these days to keep traffic flowing. Just prior to demolition they put up a huge two lane Bailey bridge, steel with a wood deck. It was built on the west side of the new bridge and traffic had to take a bit of a circuitous route to get on and off the Bailey at both ends.
As I remember it there was no issue at the north end of the bridge but at the south end there was a house owned by the Morin family, at what would be the south west corner of the new bridge, that had to come down for the cars to get by.
You can see this house in the 1954 picture above which is taken looking west with the house on the other side of the bridge on the left, you may remember this family had a son who would later become famous in Canada, Guy Paul.
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Gilmour appears on old maps to have been discontinuous where it now meets Maher with a sort of traffic circle - I can imagine streetcars going around it but that probably wasn't the case.
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