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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

One more theatre, (the only one I know of based on quonset hut construction), the Roxy in Woodbridge, seemingly in a farmer's field, opened in 1950, closed in 1960.

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It's been a while since I last visited Uxbridge, but if I recall correctly there's a small Quonset hut hidden behind the facade of the Roxy Theatre there.
 
One more theatre, (the only one I know of based on quonset hut construction), the Roxy in Woodbridge, seemingly in a farmer's field, opened in 1950, closed in 1960.

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The Cooksville Roxy, exactly the same as this one was at the NW corner of King and Hurontario. I attended the last show, don't ask me the date. It's now the expaned Orchard Family Restaurent. The original Orchard used to be behind the Roxy. It had great roast beef sandwiches.
 
Looks like it was a school or something in the then photo and not a Bell switching centre.


I have no idea the history of this building. The pair of lamps flanking the doors are real survivors.




One more theatre, (the only one I know of based on quonset hut construction), the Roxy in Woodbridge, seemingly in a farmer's field, opened in 1950, closed in 1960.

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That is probably the most unique thing I've seen here in awhile. I'm imagining this photo in colour.




October 2 addition.


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Another location I frequented often. Totally forgot RS Kane Funeral Home used to be located here. Another location I've unfortunately had to frequent often in recent years at the current location.
 
Lansing Historic site and building...saved!

Mustapha: Good pics of the Lansing historic site and building-which was saved.
That first pic with the Dempsey's Hardware Store is my guess 1970 judging from the cars(note the Ford T-Bird with the hideaway headlights) and the area.
JL is right-that tagger marked up a perfectly good historic note sign-NOT cool at any time! Thoughts from LI MIKE
 
Dempsey Hardware

Nice to see that old photo of Dempsey Hardware.
Here's a photo of Jim Dempsey in the store with an old scale made by International Business Machines (IBM).
 

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What idiot(s) tagged the heritage sign? Absolutely no class!!

The stainless steel plaques showing photographs of the old Yorkville Town Hall and historic map of the neighbourhood at Townhall Square (18 Yorkville) were tagged by keying within a week of installation a few years ago.

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Photo by Taller, Better at Skyscrapercity.com
 
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2942 Dundas St.West

Anyone have a photo of this site as it looks today?
The Beaver Theatre at 2942 Dundas St.West.
 

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Anyone have a photo of this site as it looks today?
The Beaver Theatre at 2942 Dundas St.West.

From www.movie-theatre.org:

Beaver
2942 Dundas West
The Beaver Theatre, located on the south side of Dundas Street West, 3 blocks west of Keele Street, opened in mid-June 1913.
It became part of the Allen Theatre chain early in its’ history. In the 1920’s the theatre advertised with the Palace, St. Clair, York (Bloor and Yonge), Beach, Capitol, Oakwood, Alhambra, Parkdale, and Danforth Theatres forming the “Neighbourhood Theatres†of Toronto. By October 7, 1933 the Beaver became part of the B & F Theatre chain. Following a long run of the movie “Gone With the Wind†the Beaver closed on December 2, 1961. Following the 1962 demolition the site was occupied by doctor’s offices, an accordion college, cleaners, a children’s wear shop, and a finance company, with 3 floors of apartments above. 1162 seats.
Godfrey Mallion provided additional info for this theatre.
 
Last August, Mustapha, you posted some pictures of the SW corner of Yonge and Adelaide. Looking on the Ontario Archives Visual Database site I ran across some photos of the Adelaide Street Coach Terminal (offering express service to the suburbs) that once existed on the south side of Adelaide, just west of Yonge (now site of Scotia Plaza). Not sure of the dates as to when it was built and when it got demolished, but it stood on the site of the old Grand Opera House, which was taken down in 1927:

1921:

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1948:
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1960's:

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October 3rd (sorry I'm late) and 4th additions.


Then: King and York SW corner, c1960?

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Now: August 2009.

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Something from a display at this years Canadian National Exhibition. Artifact item 4 - soda bottle - dug up from the grounds of Stanley Barracks.

The A & W Burns soda business at 406 Yonge was in the NW quadrant of the present Yonge and Gerrard intersection.

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Looks to be hand made; I don't know anything about bottles of this vintage. It would also be nice to know something of the history of this business.
 

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