The Simpson's department store at Queen and Yonge, Toronto, decorated for the visit of George VI in May 1939.

The Simpson's department store at Queen and Yonge, Toronto, decorated for the visit of George VI in May

Toronto Streetcar History TTC

Here in Toronto, we're known for our streetcars. This one's an older shot via Streetcar History TTC.

The TTC in the 1960's

A look back at TTC subway cars — and other associated maps and machinery — draws to a close my mini-series on the past life of our transit commissi.

1960's - Toronto - Kresge’s lunch counter. ( SE corner of Yonge & Carlton/College) All the lunch counters looked the same.

- Toronto - Kresge’s lunch counter. ( SE corner of Yonge & Carlton/College) All the lunch counters looked the same.

Toronto 1960s

Toronto of the was a city full of neon, so even as there were fewer people and things to do, main streets like Yonge and Bloor were hubs of e.

The Temple Building was one of the first skyscrapers built in the city of Toronto. It was erected in 1896 to house the world headquarters of the Independent Order of Foresters, which was a friendly society that acted as both a fraternal order and an important financial institution. The IOF was then run by the energetic Oronhyatekha who commissioned the grand structure. It was designed by George W. Gouinlock. The building was located at Richmond and Bay Street.

Creator: The Robert Simpson Company, Limited (Publisher) Date: 1910 Identifier: PC 1439 Format: Postcard Rights: Public domain Courtesy: Toronto Public Library You can order order a print or high-resolution copy.

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