Going back to the original impetus for these pics, (i.e. overhanging signs), I'd be happy if the City just allowed door to curb canopies (their reasoning is based on issues of snow removal and liability):
Then. '2910 Dundas Street W. 1954.' LOTS more interesting overhanging signs.
Now. June 2011. A wonderful neighbourhood, interesting shops along this stretch; well worth a visit and stroll. The CIBC bank has left this location... as far as I could determine, the old building has been turned into rental apartments.