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Then and Now: Gerrard and Jones

Gerrard and Jones in Toronto, 1937
August 29, 2012 10:48 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  Nov. 4, 1937.  NE corner Gerrard and Jones.  There is Mr. Beale peering out at us. Interesting how The Saturday Evening Post - an American publication - is so prominently ... read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012 10:38 am | by Anonymous | Comments
WaterfrontToronto breaks ground on Queens Quay parking lot, Ford's conflict-of-interest case is ramping up, Toronto Zoo possibly looking to change ownership, and the redrawing of Toronto's ... read more

Then and Now: Northwest Corner of Queen & Yonge

Northwest corner Queen & Yonge, Toronto, sometime before 1825
August 28, 2012 9:52 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
The Northwest corner of Queen and Yonge down through the years. Then. The Sun Tavern. Prior to 1825. If the sketch is accurate, the Sun wasn't quite on the corner. Then. Agricultural Hall, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 9:45 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
New federal ridings proposed for the GTA; Rob Ford's credibility under attack; cycling safety and streetcar tracks; Sheppard Ave. East post subway and more news: Ontario school boards upset by ... read more

Then and Now: Central Commerce Collegiate

Central Commerce Collegiate in Toronto
August 27, 2012 10:31 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'Central High School of Commerce.' Shaw Street. c1917. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012 10:22 am | by Anonymous | Comments
TCHC looks to offload Rosedale HQ, Rob Ford's summer adventures (illustrated), renaming Yonge-Dundas Square and the origins of a few of our neighbourhood's names. Toronto Community Housing CEO ... read more

Then and Now: The Don Valley at Leaside

August 24, 2012 10:46 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then.  'Dec. 28, 1931.  Leaside'.  This of course, is the North Toronto Sewage Treatment Plant, built in 1929. Now.  April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
Las Vegas gambling mogul visits Rob Ford to lobby for casino; Toronto Police can 'absorb' cost of salary hike, says councillor; let the internet teach you how to read TTC signals; and more ... read more

Riverdale's Unique History Commemorated by Heritage Toronto

Former level crossing of the Grand Trunk Railway at Queen Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 12:03 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Stretching along the east side of the Don Valley, the community of Riverdale has been an integral part of Toronto since being annexed in the late 19th Century. Bound by the Don River, Danforth ... read more

Then and Now: Bay Street south of Front

Bay Street south approach to Front Street in Toronto
August 23, 2012 10:39 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. September 14, 1929. Bay Street south approach. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012 10:25 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Yonge-Dundas Square seeks new name, Dave Chappelle surprise visits Rob Ford, Jack Layton remembered one year later and something's growing atop UofT's architecture building. The search for a ... read more

Then and Now: The Dominion Bank, Cherry and Commissioner Streets

Dominion Bank at Cherry and Comissioner Streets in Toronto
August 22, 2012 11:19 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Dominion Bank. Eastern Harbour Branch. Cherry and Commissioner Streets. NE corner. c1920. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012 10:37 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
Rob Ford refuses a driver; facelift of Nathan Phillips Square months behind schedule; Ossington to get a Starbucks; look who's coming to TIFF and more: Nathan Phillips Square facelift months ... read more

Then and Now: Bank of British North America, Weston Road and John Street

Bank of British North America at Weston Road and John in Toronto
August 21, 2012 11:03 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Bank of British North America. NE corner of Weston Rd. and John St. c1906. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012 10:56 am | by Evan Manning | Comments
The salvation of Queens Quay; snack bar moves closer to opening at Nathan Phillips Square; grand hockey opening at Maple Leaf Gardens rink; mapping music in 1980s Toronto and more:  Bus ... read more

Then and Now: Tip Top Tailors at Bathurst and Fleet

August 20, 2012 10:21 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. c1980. Fleet and Bathurst, SW corner. Now. April 2012. read more

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 10:11 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Toronto film industry reclaims contentious G20 jail, Centreville at risk of losing contract of 67 years, social housing list continues to grow and celebrate Yonge kicks off. Film studio that ... read more

Then and Now: St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael's Hospital on Bond Street, Toronto, 1910
August 17, 2012 10:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. St. Michael's Hospital, Bond Street. Looks to be 1910-ish? Read a bit of history here. Now. April 2012. Amazingly, I do believe the old structure is still there underneath all that. I ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012 10:06 am | by Editor | Comments
Post-amalgamation Toronto still getting its act together; Doug Ford pushes brother to get a driver even though Mayor is "not 100%" on board with the idea; let's to go the Ex, vintage ... read more

Then and Now: Elizabeth Street south of Dundas

Elizabeth Street Chinatown in Toronto 1967
August 16, 2012 10:39 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Elizabeth Street. W side looking NW. just S of Dundas. c1967-ish. Three long gone Chinatown businesses of note here: You can just make out the 'en' of Lichee Garden on the left. They ... read more