Yonge and Elmwood in North York, looking northwest.

Then: Sometime in the 1960s.

 Yonge and Elmwood In North YorkThen and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York

Now: November 2009.

 Yonge and Elmwood In North YorkThen and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York

A couple of things to note. First, the Dairy Queen is still there after almost 50 years. Second, but more important to us, is what's across the street in the "Then" shot. Those gates sure look like the entrance to a cemetery. Yet today York Cemetery is a block to the west on Beecroft and that driveway is now North York Blvd.

Then: Sometime in the 1960's

 Yonge and Elmwood In North YorkThen and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York

Now: November 2009.

 Yonge and Elmwood In North YorkThen and Now: Yonge and Elmwood In North York

The second "Then" picture does indeed reveal that York Cemetery once extended all the way to Yonge Street. Today North York Blvd. curves south to meet Elmwood at Yonge Street. The second "Now" shot shows that the parking lot of the Board of Education building was the original alignment of the entrance. Why and when was this land severed from the cemetery, and did they actually move graves to do this? We would love to hear from anybody that knows this piece of North York history.