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Long Island Mike

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Charioteer: Great aerial pics here-I enjoy this stuff!
These are neat no matter what their source-postcard or old photos...
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Wow what a wasteland those railyards were at the bottom of the last picture. And people complain about CityPlace...
 

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I love those aerials - my thanks to the charioteer.
Especially the last one because it shows the buildings where warships were built and launched during WWII.
It's now the site of "The Music Garden."

I have this similar photo (don't recall the source) which was dated 1981.
The buildings I have circled are the ones where the Dufferin & Redfern Construction Companies built as many as 40-50 minesweepers in the early 1940s.
I've never seen an aerial showing those ships under construction.
Such photography was probably banned as a security measure.

 

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AlbertHWagstaff

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hey, some of us miss those railyards!

/railfan
I'll second that. A lot of people worked in those rail yards, both the freight sheds and passenger coach yards, and it was back when there was a substantial passenger rail network. It made sense at the time to have a yard close to Union Station. Now that passenger rail of the intercity variety is a shadow of its former self the amount of space needed for such facilities is a lot less and freight is more efficiently handled at the large intermodal terminals. At the time those yards were a bustling area and were not inconsistent with the industrial nature of the west side of the downtown south of King.
 

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Can't possibly be 1932 - no MLG. Had to be 1930 or earlier.

 

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I particularly like in the 1935 pic the meandering path of Queen's Park Crescent West and how integrated Queen's Park was with the University campus.
 

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