More Lost Toronto in colour

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  1. thedeepend

    thedeepend Senior Member

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    Some more colour images from same era:

    Torn down to make room for New City Hall and surrounding


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    Toronto Dominion Bank. Southwest corner of King and Bay

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    South side of King looking east towards Bay. Torn down for white marble monstrosity

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    Queen looking west at Bay

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    Southeast corner of Bay and Queen

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    Corner of Bay and Bloor

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    Bay and Wellington

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    most of this is still here. the entire block was used as an ancillary to St. Lawrence market from the looks of it.

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    Further west. some grand Victorians still standing...

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    But some were torn down for the St. Lawrence Centre

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    Still there--stripped of grimy mien

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    Still there. actually looks better now!

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    Thank god this is still standing. Saphire Tavern (sic) looks like it would have been a cool place...

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    Mies Rising!

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    i can't place the location of most of these. some are very familiar looking but i don't know exactly where they were (are)....

    I think this might be King St...


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    Richmond at Victoria?
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    Barclay Hotel. No idea where this was.
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    Adelaide at George? that old post office building...
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    somewhere around King and University?

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    No idea

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    ??...looks like King Edward in background?

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  2. Blovertis

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    East of Yonge looked desperately slummy back then. What probably saved a lot of our heritage buildings was that its neighbourhoods had fallen so far that developers of the era ignored that side of town.
     
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    What a depressing thread.
     
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  4. dt_toronto_geek

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    Google shows the Tivoli (formally the Allen) at 13 Richmond Street E. between Yonge & Victoria, south side.
     
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  5. adma

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    Must be one of the earliest "symbolic" No Left Turn signs in Toronto.

    Bemelmans was *Zumburger*. Gag.
    Notice the theatre dt_toronto_geek identified.

    Yup, torn down for Commerce Court (and it's in Bill Dendy's Lost Toronto)


    Absolutely.

    Yup, on the site of 145 King.

    Still exists, NW cor King + Toronto.

    The old Telegram building, SE cor Bay & Melinda.

    E side Scott, btw/Front + Wellington? And...

    this (on Wellington) can be seen in the background.

    NW cor King + Jarvis. (Forgot what it was, but I think remnants are at Guild Inn.)

    [Edit: Church, not Jarvis. We all make boo-boos.]

    N side Melinda, E of Bay.

    King + George, and still around?

    King + Church, SE corner? (The Tippet-Richardson T-R in the background's what I'm going by; cf. the Front + Market shot.)

    Boy, the NE cor of Front + Jarvis looked unprepossessing once.

    NE corner Adelaide + York.

    N side Melinda on site of Commerce Court--and a great bonus glimpse of Mies' TD bank pavilion under construction.

    What I haven't mentioned/identified, I can't place--at least momentarily...
     
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    NE corner, Simcoe and Front. It's a parking lot now.
     
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  7. adma

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    Okay, that makes sense now. I know the buildings on the right seemed familiar...
     
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    Toronto had this really cool no-nonsense blue collar look to it back then, perhaps even more so than other American cities I've seen from the time. It looks like they'd throw you out of the bar for being a pansy if you would order anything above Stock Ale.
     
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    It was...the end of the produce era for the Market environs came not long after the Ontario Food Terminal opened.
     
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    NW corner of King and Church?


    Interesting. I didn't know the buildings to the immediate east were fakes.
     
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    Great thread...old colour photos can be so fascinating.
     
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  12. dt_toronto_geek

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    Old theatres and cinemas are like cathedrals to me, I find them magical. When I travel, I check out the theatres first, and then the rest of the city.

    Sorry to always point them out and rant on about them but I get so excited when I see old photos of them that I haven't seen before.

    I'm loving these threads!
     
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  13. thedeepend

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    here's a later one of the Broadway, back in the early 70's. in its last incarnation it was an adult cinema...
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  14. thedeepend

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    thanks to everyone for filling in those blanks! it is much appreciated...
     
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  15. adma

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    Thanks. I said "Jarvis" when I meant "Church".
     
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