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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

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Early St. Lawrence North Market, (1850 to 1904), Front St. E., n. side, between Market & Jarvis Sts., this photo c.1888 .........TPL
St. Lawrence N. Market (1850-1904), Front St. E., n. side, betw. Market & Jarvis Sts. 1888 TPL.jpg


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The building we all remember was closed and demolished in 2015 to prepare for another Marketplace.
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During excavation, some unique artifacts of Toronto were exposed.
excavation reveals the past.jpg


The proposed new building may (who knows?) look like this:
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The second photo is actually a relatively recent one of the S Market, not the 1968-demolished N Market.
 

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Yonge St. looking north from south of Mill St., during construction of bridge over West Don River, south of York Mills Rd. 1955 TPL
Yonge St. looking north from south of Mill St., during construction of bridge over West Don Ri...jpg


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I grew up at 2616 Yonge and remember the fascination of seeing rail tracks being ripped out in about 1964 when they did a deep repave. They were where the parking lane is now; just a couple feet from the present curb.
 

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From a longtime streetcar fan and photographer Bill Volkmer in the US comes this Sherbourne St then and now, to which I've added the current Google Streetview. The full Sherbourne streetcar route from Front to Rachael St. in Rosedale was abandoned in 1947, however the tracks south of King to Front and even down to almost the Esplanade remained usable until early 1962 to connect to the George St. Yard, where dead streetcars were towed for removal. The George St yard was on the west side of George south of Front. The Sherbourne streetcar looped through the property now being developed on Front, and if one goes over to Frederick St. a bit of track is still under the pavement just north of Front.
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Kingston Rd. Wesleyan Church, built in 1859, Queen St. E., north west corner Vancouver Ave. photo c.188_ TPL
This old (1859) church building appears to still exist behind the current storefronts.... according to the Google images from 2014 .....AMAZING!
Kingston Rd. Methodist Church, built 1859, Queen St. E., north west corner Vancouver Ave. c.18...jpg


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Looking north west from south of Adelaide St. E., east of Victoria St. 1856 TPL
Looking north west from south of Adelaide St. E., east of Victoria St.   1856   TPL.jpg


Adelaide at Victoria, N/E corner, one hundred and sixty-three years later.
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Looking north west from south of Adelaide St. E., east of Victoria St. 1856 TPL
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Adelaide at Victoria, N/E corner, one hundred and sixty-three years later.
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That looks to be the S/W corner, former home to Rogers radio stations CFTR and CHFI before the move to 1 Mt. Pleasant. The N/E corner is the office building known for where people go to get extra tax forms!
 

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That looks to be the S/W corner, former home to Rogers radio stations CFTR and CHFI before the move to 1 Mt. Pleasant. The N/E corner is the office building known for where people go to get extra tax forms!
Thanks for that correction, Albert. Much appreciated.
I'm mistake-prone lately....must be an age-thing!
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