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Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

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11th Annual Mariposa Folk Festival on Toronto Island with Bruce Cockburn (right); onstage with Eric Nagler 1971 TPL
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Wharf, foot of Bay St. 1925 TPL........The TORHAMVAN (Toronto-Hamilton-Vancouver) was often scheduled to transit Toronto-Montreal-Vancouver via Panama Canal.
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Yonge St. Wharf, Esplanade E., south side, from Yonge to Scott Sts.; looking south at Yonge St. 1927 TPL
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Hospital For Sick Children, Nurses Residence, Elizabeth St., east side, between Gerrard & College Sts. Interior, diet kitchen 1908 TPL
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Hospital For Sick Children, Nurses Residence, Elizabeth St., east side, between Gerrard & College Sts. Interior, diet kitchen 1908 TPL
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I see a pole in the corner to operate the windows, but what is the device extending above, and attached to, the radiator? I grew up with radiators, but never did we have attachments.
 

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Hospital For Sick Children, Nurses Residence, Elizabeth St., east side, between Gerrard & College Sts. Interior, diet kitchen 1908 TPL
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Is that asbestos wrapped around what I'm assuming to be a heating pipe on the wall in the upper left of the image? A lot of asbestos was used for decades as a fire barrier.

Carcinogen or white asbestos was used as artificial snow in theatres and movie & television sets before they stopped using it. Remember that when you see Jimmy Stewart running through the artificial snow (foamite and asbestos) in "It's A Wonderful Life".
 
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Is that asbestos wrapped around what I'm assuming to be a heating pipe on the wall in the upper left of the image? A lot of asbestos was used for decades as a fire barrier.

Carcinogen or white asbestos was used as artificial snow in theatres and movie & television sets before they stopped using it. Remember that when you see Jimmy Stewart running through the artificial snow (foamite and asbestos) in "It's A Wonderful Life".
That pipe does look wrapped. We had pipes in our basement that looked like that.
In this picture I realize that the raised ledge is a gas cooker! I think they’re cooking food...I see what looks like eggs, and a sifter for flour, etc.
 

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