Today's amazing finds were submitted by Ken Hutcheson and Eugenio Arcilesi of the "Rexdale - Old Photos" facebook group.
The photos depict Albion Mall in 1964. Albion Mall wouldn't be enclosed until the 1970's; offering a different layout and design
than what is pictured in the following shots:
Looks like a wider shot of a photo already posted. If you look closely, you can see the Church along Kipling and Stevenson Rd.
in the background towards the right.
Around 1970, apartment buildings would start to crop up from behind this shot along Stevenson Rd.
Ken also supplied this photo of Brewers Retail. Since Albion Mall isn't in the background, I'm kind of skeptical on this one. If so, did Brewers Retail
exist before The Albion Mall's development?
I may have to check on some aerial photographs from the 1950's to verify.
If the above photo was taken at the location that would become Albion Mall, than the farm houses in the background would be sitting along Stevenson
To the right of the photo is Albion Rd. heading towards (I believe) Kipling Ave.
Looks like Kipling is in the background with the Church sticking out on the far left. This was the original location of Loblaws, if I'm not mistaken -
before it moved to the other side of the mall. Eventually, Fortinos and later No Frills would take Loblaw's place as Albion Mall's grocery store.
In the olden days, Martin Grove rd. and Kipling Ave. were called "First" and "Second Concession" respectively.
I was told Hopedale Drugs became Rexall Drugs before finally becoming Shoppers Drug Mart. Loblaws is to the right of the photo.
Brewers Retail (not pictured) would be to the left of this photo. Strategically placed, don't you think?
The bank to the left looks like it says "Canada Bank of Commerce". The Bank of Montreal wouldn't open in Albion Mall until 1967.