Not a very old view of St.Clair........only 42 years ago.
Photographer, Boris Spremo, always had a wonderful talent for his use of a telephoto lens.
St. Clair Ave. streetcars at underpass connecting with Spadina subway 1977 TPL
What is the 10 storey office building directly south of Simpsons on the southwest corner of Yonge and Richmond? I recall that there was a sort of vaguely moderne Kresge's building at this location which itself was upgraded in the 80's.
Here's a revealing 1940 view of Toronto Island Airport (now Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) and surrounding waterfront. The old Maple Leaf Baseball Stadium, once a landmark, is nearby. As well as the early development of the airport, we see the huge rail-lands that are now home to the Skydome, CN Tower, condos and other high-rises.
Along the shoreline, east of York St., a large area of landfill is still barren of major development.
I have a personal interest in the circled area (foot of Spadina) showing buildings which would become (in 1941) a wartime shipbuilding yard where 56 minesweepers would be built and launched before 1945. My father helped to build many of those. That site is now called "The Music Garden" and is part of the Harbourfront development.