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Fun, funky and affordable - Queen Street West in Toronto. It's great for strolling, having a bite to eat, people watching, and buying stuff you don't see at the mall. Great Places, Places To See, Beautiful Places, Toronto Street, Queen Street West, Toronto Travel, Quebec City, Ontario, North America

Queen West Street, Toronto Canada

Fun, funky and affordable - Queen Street West in Toronto!

Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canadian History, Historical Architecture, Landscape Photos, Aerial View, Old Pictures, Toronto Maple, Concert Venues

Maple Leaf Stadium

For those of you who have met me, you will already know about my love for sports, history and cities. Thus I felt that it was only fitting to write about Maple Leaf Stadium for my first blog entry…

A shot of Toronto's skyline taken in post-construction boom. Toronto Skyline, Toronto City, Toronto Travel, Toronto Ontario Canada, Canadian History, Time Photo, Canada Travel, Aerial View, Scenery

That time when Toronto went boom

The Toronto that most of us know today was born during the 20 year period between 1950 and 1970. Prior to the '50s, the city wasn't just a quiet an...

This is Simpson's - their slogan "The Christmas Tree Store" on the south west corner of Yonge and Queen Sts. ( look carefully for the name) Canada North, Toronto Canada, Christmas Tree Store, Yonge Street, Canadian History, Newfoundland And Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

This is Simpson's - their slogan "The Christmas Tree Store" on the south west corner of Yonge and Queen Sts. ( look carefully for the name)

What is it about old pictures that is so compelling? A look back at Toronto as she grew to our great City of Light Bloor Street @ Bathurst - Honest Ed's Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Toronto Pictures, Vintage Stuff, Canadian Things, Canada Eh

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Hello everyone. I thought I would throw my Then and Now pictures into a new thread. No rhyme or reason here and I also thought I'd do some obscure...

Queen's Quay, like so many areas around downtown Toronto, has undergone massive change over the last 30 years or so. Once a street that serviced wa. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Photos, Landscape Photos, Aerial View, Old Pictures, Cool Photos, Amazing Photos

This is what Queen's Quay in Toronto looked like before the condos

Queen's Quay, like so many areas around downtown Toronto, has undergone massive change over the last few decades. Once a street that serviced water...

Toronto Downtown Aerial view, looking north from about the foot of Bay Street. Unknown Picture, O Canada, Aerial View, Old Pictures, Cn Tower, Roots, New York Skyline, Toronto, Cities

Toronto Downtown 1929. Aerial view, looking north from about the foot of Bay Street.

Toronto Downtown 1929. Aerial view, looking north from about the foot of Bay Street.

HURRICANE HAZEL: 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My Father lost friends to the swelling Humber River. The year after I was born. Hurricane Hazel, Atlantic Hurricane, Lost Friends, Toronto Ontario Canada, Flood Damage, Canadian History, Landscape Photos, Interesting Stuff, Old Photos

HURRICANE HAZEL: 1954, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My Father lost friends to the swelling Humber River. The year after I was born.

Northeast corner of Spadina and Dundas, City of Toronto, circa 1969 Then And Now Pictures, Night Sky Painting, Yonge Street, Toronto Ontario Canada, Richmond Hill, Canadian History, Movie Theater, Cool Photos, Amazing Photos

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Hello everyone. I thought I would throw my Then and Now pictures into a new thread. No rhyme or reason here and I also thought I'd do some obscure...

Runnymede Branch of the Toronto Public Library system. I worked here as a old boy shelving books. Historic Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Modern Architecture, Toronto Library, 15 Year Old Boy, Carnegie Library, O Canada, North York, West Village

Runnymede

Runnymede Branch - Public Library Toronto. Beautiful architecture. I love the bicycle poles in the front too.

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Toronto PATH System map

City of Toronto, downtown PATH system, underground map

Aerial view of the core of downtown Toronto, Nov. - Courtesy of Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Toronto Skyline, Downtown Toronto, New York Skyline, Toronto Ontario Canada, Aerial View, Cn Tower, Past, History, Architecture

Aerial view of the core of downtown Toronto, Nov. 24, 1959. - Courtesy of Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. ID# X-45866.

Toronto City Hall, circa at Queen St. West and Terauley St. (now Bay St.) celebrating the launch of citywide hydro electric power. Only pockets of downtown had had power starting in Photo: City of Toronto Archives. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Hydroelectric Power, Canadian History, North York, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos

This is what Toronto looked like at night from the 1910s to the 1980s

Photos of Toronto at night have a cinematic quality that's both eerie and beautiful all at once. While the collection of nighttime photos that pre-...

The Silver Rail Tavern in the located at Yonge Street. Toronto Archives, item The last time that I visited the Silver Rail Tavern was in when an elderly aunt and I visited it for lunch. I chose “the Rail” as I knew that when she had been younger, it… Toronto Bars, Toronto City, Brunswick House, Yonge Street, Classic Jazz, Canadian Travel, Canadian History, Toronto Canada, Canada Eh

5 firsts that changed Toronto forever

It's hard to imagine a time when it was impossible to legally order a cocktail, get a cup of Tim Hortons coffee, or go home to an apartment in Toro...