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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Goldie

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Thanks Richard. Now we have the evidence.
That would have been the site of the old ferry-boat docks.
 

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I get only a blank screen at that link!
Guess I don't have the appropriate software.
Can you do a 'screen capture' for us, Richard?

I live in the building beside it and when I get back home I will go downstairs and take proper picture.
 

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Here's one from Streetview

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Thanks to all for those those modern images of the old ferry dock artifacts (especially the close-ups, Zeiss).
I'm surprised that there's no memorial plaque to tell the history of those odd "things."
 

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Thanks to all for those those modern images of the old ferry dock artifacts (especially the close-ups, Zeiss).
I'm surprised that there's no memorial plaque to tell the history of those odd "things."
The answer may be above! " I am surprised they were allowed to keep these in the ground. I would have figured lawyers would ask to have them removed for liability reasons. All it takes is for one person to trip, fall and sue." Ha!
 

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The Cyclorama was a unique structure and popular entertainment feature in Toronto during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Located on Front St. W. opposite today's S. end of University Ave.
..............featured in the two previous posts (above).
The Cyclorama was built in 1887 and designed to exhibit panoramic murals on the walls. After the introduction of motion picture theatres, its public attraction diminished and the circular building became factory space for the Petrie Machinery company. In its final years, the Elgin Ford dealership used it as a showroom and it then became a parking garage before demolition in 1976.

Cyclorama in 1893
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Front St. towards York St. 1928
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Google street view:
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