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Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

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Toronto Evening Telegram building under construction 1898 TPL
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Aftermath of Toronto's 1904 fire - Bay at Melinda (The Tely was at the very edge of destruction) TPL
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"Toronto Municipal Abattoir". I was about to ask: Was it a City-Owned abattoir? Then I thought of asking that Google and found: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/68573/1/Barter_Hillary_C_201411_MA_thesis.pdf

It was and was built in 1914. Page 51 reads: "A different kind of slaughterhouse - the Toronto Municipal Abattoir – was built around the same time (1914). Rather than integrate slaughter and processing, this was a slaughterhouse only and it was owned and operated by the municipality." So, now we know!
 

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historic block to be wrecked for Eaton's College St. store 1928 TPL
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demolition underway for Eaton's College St. store 1928 TPL
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Look even then, how the reusable refuse is sorted and stacked by material type in front of the demolition work. I thought that pulling the wire and steel was a modern practice.
 

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Look even then, how the reusable refuse is sorted and stacked by material type in front of the demolition work. I thought that pulling the wire and steel was a modern practice.
There used to be FAR more re-use of material from demolitions - partly because wooden beams are probably easier to re-use than rebar!
 

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Wow quite impressive! I wasn't aware that this amount of photos regarding Toronto's creation would have been documented.
 

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