toronto first apartment.  The second Toronto apartment building was completed a year after the St. George Mansions on University Avenue. The stone, brick, and steel Alexandra was a larger building: 72 suites across 7 floors with panoramic views of the city from its penthouse windows. Like the apartment hotels of New York, the property included a communal dining room and appealed to middle-class renters.

toronto first apartment. The second Toronto apartment building was completed a year after the St. George Mansions on University Avenue. The stone, brick, and steel Alexandra was a larger building: 72 suites across 7 floors with panoramic views of the cit

Toronto 1930s - The Jolly Miller Tavern.  My dad used to go there as a young man...and I went there when I was a young gal...ahhhh legacy!  LOL

Toronto - The Jolly Miller Tavern on the left. The old Toronto railway on the right. Yonge Street south of York Mills Rd.

Toronto Beach - Becker's

Becker's, the Beach, Toronto

The earliest known photographs of Toronto are surely best known for the panorama of the fledging city taken by civil engineering firm Armstrong, Beere and Hime in 1856 atop the Rossin House Hotel at King and York streets....

King Street East, south side between Yonge and Church streets, looking east, City of Toronto Archives, Fonds Item

Single truck car 325, at Danforth and Broadview, 1896. Photograph by Alfred Pearson. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 3369.

Historicist: Victorian Streetcar Annoyances

The first electric streetcar car operated on Church St (via

CNE Flyer, ca. 1970

CNE Heritage Site also serves as a photographic and psychographic survey of Canadian history as it played out every year.

Toronto’s lost architecture: Looking at Toronto’s architectural ghosts, from a Downton Abbey like mansion to a neo-classical land registry building. (Toronto Star 25 May 2016)

Toronto’s lost architecture

Toronto’s lost architecture: Looking at Toronto’s architectural ghosts, from a Downton Abbey like mansion to a neo-classical land registry building. (Toronto Star 25 May

WWI, Canadian horsemen

WWI: Canadian artillerymen in winter uniforms

What happened to all the public washrooms in Toronto?

Toronto St & Adelaide 1912 showing TOs first public bathroom built 1885 men only.

St. Clair Ave

St. Clair Ave

Mary Pickford in front of her Toronto childhood home

Mary Pickford in front of her Toronto childhood home

5 lost rivers that run under Toronto

5 lost rivers that run under Toronto

Women as telephone operators-City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 138.

Women as telephone operators-City of Toronto Archives, Fonds Item

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