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Thread: Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie View Post
    Here's another version - 1963/2013

    What a resource you are Goldie,, taking both the Then and the Now pictures - 50 years apart. Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie View Post
    Same block (looking S/E) as demolitions began for new Library.

    Is adma around? Can he confirm that that overhang on the right was part of the - I think - Loblaws store that was here at one time?

    Also, the 'Checker' cab on the left in Diamond livery; that has to be the first image I've seen of this combination. These cars were plentiful in New York City up until 1990 or so. There was a spacious back seat area that sat up to five; two on fold down jump seats that folded up into the back of the front seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha View Post
    Is adma around? Can he confirm that that overhang on the right was part of the - I think - Loblaws store that was here at one time?

    Also, the 'Checker' cab on the left in Diamond livery; that has to be the first image I've seen of this combination. These cars were plentiful in New York City up until 1990 or so. There was a spacious back seat area that sat up to five; two on fold down jump seats that folded up into the back of the front seat.
    I'm definitely not Adma, but you can see a bit of it in this shot of the southwest corner of Yonge & Yorkville - but the sign says 'Pickering Farm'?

    Last edited by Anna; 2014-Aug-31 at 11:14. Reason: southwest corner, not southeast

  4. #12079

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    Well, it was *originally* Pickering Farms--though at what point did Loblaws take over, and how long did the former branding last? Judging from the mailboxes, the photo seems early 70s-ish--and that's pretty au courant sans-serif in the PF signage. (I don't really remember the place before it became a Ziggy's superstore later in the 70s.)

  5. #12080

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    That photo's from 1975 - April 22 specifically

    And this says it was converted to Ziggys in Nov 1975.
    http://torontoist.com/2008/06/vintage_toronto_70/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna View Post
    I'm definitely not Adma, but you can see a bit of it in this shot of the southeast corner of Yonge & Yorkville - but the sign says 'Pickering Farm'?

    That's the south/west corner, isn't it?

  7. #12082

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    The until-recently-Cookbook-Store, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustapha View Post

    First IBM building in the city is still there too, on Campbell Ave.

    http://sysrun.haifa.il.ibm.com/ibm/h...506VV2030.html

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6657...pxjLwIOXIQ!2e0

  9. #12084

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie View Post
    That's the south/west corner, isn't it?
    oops, yes, fixed

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    Site for Victoria Park Pumping Station & R.C. Harris Purification Plant - April 1, 1935

    Victoria Park Pumping Station & R.C. Harris Purification Plant - September 1, 2014

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    Excellent alignment to the old photo - congratulations, brewster!

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    Thanks Goldie. I like roaming around that part of town. By the way , I really enjoy all your posts. What camera and effect are you using on a lot of the photos you have been posting lately ? Like on this one -- http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps6f03d869.jpg
    Last edited by brewster; Yesterday at 22:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewster View Post
    Thanks Goldie. I like roaming around that part of town. By the way , I really enjoy all your posts. What camera and effect are you using on a lot of the photos you have been posting lately ? Like on this one -- http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps6f03d869.jpg
    That one (extras colour saturation in PhotoShop) and most others are from my Nikon D3000.
    Also use my 'point-and-shoot' Nikon Coolpix S2700 occasionally.

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