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Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

Yes, thank you both @adma and @gimbal. I wasn't familiar with it before, glad I know its name now. Found a close-up shot of the entrance, shame such a substantial building made it to 1990 but wasn't saved. Just the door and transom alone are beautiful.

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Edited to add another shot. Really a lovely, understated building. Would love to still have that down by the Harbour, complete with the old roof signage.

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Didn't that building end it's life as Tip Top Tailors, or an earlier iteration of OMNI-TV, or am I thinking of another building?
Harbour history: This item is from a 1906 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

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It struck me interesting that the article seemed fairly supportive of the 'roller boat' but dismissive of the 'jet boat'.
 
U. of T. aerial 1933 --- U of T archive image bank
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Here's a challenge for Toronto's real estate historians.
My first home was at 147 Donlands Ave., so I have a personal interest in its history.
Can anyone answer these questions:
- When was 147 built (c.1930?) and what was the original selling price?
- Who were the first owners?

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Here's a challenge for Toronto's real estate historians.
My first home was at 147 Donlands Ave., so I have a personal interest in its history.
Can anyone answer these questions:
- When was 147 built (c.1930?) and what was the original selling price?
- Who were the first owners?

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Very nice looking house!

Most recently on the market in 2016 and sold for $768,000. The listing shows the interior still had most of its original trim and flooring details - hopefully its still that way


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Here's a challenge for Toronto's real estate historians.
My first home was at 147 Donlands Ave., so I have a personal interest in its history.
Can anyone answer these questions:
- When was 147 built (c.1930?) and what was the original selling price?
- Who were the first owners?

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Can't answer original selling price, but the address first appeared in the 1930 city directory with the owner listed as "Dunbar Chas M".
 
Smably, Thanks for that answer about 147 Donlands.
It confirms that my father may have been the original owner of our home.
I still wonder what it cost him in 1930.
I think some new homes were selling for about $2,000 in those days.
 
Soldiers at Stanley Barracks in 1880, (City of Toronto Archives).......Now, the location of the CNE.
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