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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

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Thanks JB1980, nice pair of images.
Looks like that was a church at the end of the street.
And now, it looks as though it may have become a residence.....possible?
 

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Thanks JB1980, nice pair of images.
Looks like that was a church at the end of the street.
And now, it looks as though it may have become a residence.....possible?
Thank you Goldie! And yes, it was originally the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church built in 1893 and located at 21 Swanwick Avenue. So it was brand new in the first picture! I believe it has now been divided up to into several condos know as the Swanwick Lofts.
 

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Honest Ed's .........72 years ago
Honest Ed's 1948.jpg

Correction....... southeast corner?

Bloor at Markham.jpg


Ed's former property under redevelopment - south side of Bloor, between Bathurst & Markham...... photo by jasonzed
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Queen St. W., S. side between Bay & York 1950s........opposite Nathan Phillips Square
Queen St. W., S. side between Bay & York 1950s.jpg


Queen St.jpg

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One of the original "Henry's" cameras stores [c.1945] in the same block as above.
Henry & Co. 113 Queen St. W. c1945.jpg
 

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Amazing to think it was once on water's edge.
What’s amazing is the engineering that allows tall buildings to be “anchored” on land that used to be water. Yes, I know they go down to bedrock, but still, can you imagine what the Indigenous would think, or the first colonial settlers if they were to have known what would happen on their waterfront?
 

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