It's also interesting to note how Hanlan's Point (where all the "popular" attractions were until the 20s/30s) was first in the pecking order.The first photo shows three entrances to the ferry terminal. You can definitely see the crowd parting into three lines in the second photo.
That 125 HP Brown pattern engine from Worswicks of Guelph was an antique by 1907. Worswicks was absorbed by Polsons in 1886. That engine will be at least 20 years old, far too long in the tooth for a high-speed engine, built without high-quality steels. What we are seeing here is the effect of the hard times of the 1890s. It was an up-to-date brickworks in the later 1880s, but starved of investment in the 1890s, and surviving on old equipment in the Edwardian era.