then and now

Then and Now: Front and Bay

Bay and Front, Toronto, 1951
June 28, 2013 8:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. May 14, 1951. News Box. Northwest corner of Front and Bay. This is my favourite of all the photographs at the online Toronto Archives. So many elements combine here: • The people ... read more

Then and Now: College and Ossington

Building at College and Ossington, Toronto, circa 1915
June 27, 2013 8:40 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. College and Ossington, southeast corner, circa 1915. I can't make out what business was carried on there. read more

Then and Now: The Granite Club House, Church Street

Granite Club House, Church Street, circa 1889
June 26, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Granite Club House, Church Street (just north of Wellesley on the east side), circa 1889. A whole series of Then and Now views for you today. Who knew the 'Swells' of Toronto had so much ... read more

Then and Now: Hoyt Metal, Eastern and Lewis

Hoyt Metal, Eastern and Lewis, Toronto, circa 1924
June 25, 2013 8:57 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Hoyt Metal Co. Eastern and Lewis, northeast corner, circa 1924. Now. May 2013. read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Delisle

Yonge and Delisle streets, Toronto , circa 1914
June 24, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Northwest corner Yonge and Delisle, circa 1914. 'A Good Picture of [JAS.] Walker's Drug Store, Toronto.' I do believe that 'JAS.' stands for James. You wonder why they would shorten it; to ... read more

Then and Now: Yonge and Rosehill

Yonge and Rosehill, Toronto, circa 1935
June 21, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Yonge and Rosehill, northeast corner, circa 1935. Now. April 2013. read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 8:34 am | by Editor | Comments
Ontario to cancel $150-million in funding for Toronto; City Council split over proposal to make Toronto's King Street car-freep; Toronto moving on taxi changes; and more news. Ontario to cancel ... read more

Then and Now: Allen Gardens? Allan Gardens

Allen Gardens, Toronto, circa 1921
June 20, 2013 8:00 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 'In the Allen Gardens, On Carlton St., Toronto' circa 1921. Now. Allan Gardens, April 2013. Inside.. lovely, ah, peonies,-or-something.  :) read more

Then and Now: 95 King Street East

June 19, 2013 9:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Tyrrell's New Office Building. 95 King E. c1913. Inside Tyrrells: Now. April 2013. read more

Then and Now: Edward Street

Edward Street, Toronto, circa 1950
June 18, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Edward Street looking west from the east side of Centre Avenue. I'm guessing 1950-ish. Now. April 2013. Some changes coming: read more

Then and Now: Augusta and Nassau, Kensington Market

Augusta and Nassau streets, Toronto, circa 1955
June 17, 2013 8:55 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. Augusta and Nassau, looking across at the northwest corner, circa 1955. Now. April 2013. read more

Then and Now: Harold A. Wilson Co., 299 Yonge Street

Harold A. Wilson Co., Yonge and Dundas, Toronto, circa 1909
June 14, 2013 8:38 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 299 Yonge Street, circa 1909. The Harold A. Wilson Co. Limited Now. April 2013. Just relying on my own memory from the '60s, '70s and '80s, the Yonge Street side of Yonge-Dundas Square, ... read more

Daily Headlines: News From The Internet For June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 8:24 am | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Celebrated Toronto art deco tower victim of growth; Toronto council may be a circus, but at least it's a democracy; and more news. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s future at stake in conflict ... read more

Then and Now: William Lyon Mackenzie House

William Lyon Mackenzie House, Bond Street, Toronto, circa 1903
June 13, 2013 8:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 82 Bond Street, circa 1903. William Lyon Mackenzie House. Now. May 2013. read more

Then and Now: Wilson-Munroe Company, 20 Duncan Street

Wilson-Munro Co, 20 Duncan Street, Toronto, circa 1921
June 12, 2013 8:50 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. The Wilson-Munroe Co. Ltd. at 20 Duncan Street, circa 1921. Thank you to UT's 'wwwebster' for scouring the internet for all these rare images. Now. April 2013. read more

Then and Now: Bay and King

Bay Street south of King, election night, Toronto, 1908
June 11, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. An atmospheric nighttime picture from June 8, 1908. 'Elections Ontario.' Looks like everyone is gathered to see the results — perhaps projected onto a wall behind the photographer, I am ... read more

Then and Now: Fred W. Halls Paper Company, Adelaide St W

Fred W. Halls Paper Company, Adelaide Street West, Toronto, circa 1921
June 10, 2013 8:45 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 261 Adelaide Street West, circa 1921. The Fred W. Halls Paper Company Limited. Now. 255 and 257 now — I suppose they might have renumbered the buildings on this street? April 2013. read more

Then and Now: Mutual Street Loop

June 7, 2013 9:30 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
June 12, 1929. Mutual Street Loop. Opened in 1929. Situated on the E side of Mutual between Oueen and Shuter. I wonder when they closed it? I Googled with no luck. Now. April 2013. read more

Then and Now: 42 Adelaide Street West

42 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, circa 1907
June 6, 2013 8:51 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 42 Adelaide Street West. 'The New Premises' circa 1907. McLeod & Allen. I wonder what commerce they were engaged in? Another wwwebster-sourced picture; a little different than the usual ... read more

Then and Now: Beverley Street

Beverley Street, Toronto, circa 1908
June 5, 2013 8:14 am | by Jeff Low | Comments
Then. 20-30 Beverley Street, circa 1908. Now.  April 2013. read more