|Postcard of the Grand Union Hotel on the northeast corner of Front and Simcoe Streets in Toronto, Canada. Known as the Grand Union from 1893 to 1915, the hotel was later known as the Carls-Rite Hotel and the Hotel Barclay. Before the construction of this building, the site accommodated inns beginning in 1835 - first the Toronto Tavern, and then the St. James' Hotel (see More Toronto Sketches by Mike Filey). See: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Union_Hotel,_Front_Street,_Toronto,_Canada.JPG|
|Date||Postcard postmarked 1911|
And we never had a war in the 1900s!I naively used to think that the surface parking lots found in the downtown were the result of Toronto being a relatively young city (ie. more undeveloped land). Imagine my surprise when i realized that they're actually the product the demolition of older building stock, incentivized by lower carrying costs of surface parking lots. So many relics lost!