Vintage Toronto

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Sam the Record Man, Toronto ON, Canada ~ one of the greatest places to buy records, that's vinyl for you young folks! I Am Canadian, Canadian History, Cities, Old Signs, Toronto Canada, Canada Eh, Vinyl Records, Vinyl Music, Vinyls

Sam the Record Man

Yonge Street in the 1960's. Postcard courtesy of Chuckman's. There was a time not that long ago, when buying records (vinyl) at Sam's was a Saturday ritual. You'd take the subway downtown and walk the strip up to Yonge and Gould. This is of course before the young shoe shine boy, Emanuel Jaques was cruelly tortured and murdered prompting a sweeping "clean-up" of the Yonge Street strip. But that's another story....... Back then a record cost anywhere between $1.98-$4.98 and were visually very…

That time Toronto opened the Don Valley Parkway Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canada Travel, Landscape Photos, Old Pictures, Places To See, River, History Pics, Lost

NiCHE

Network in Canadian History & Environment | Nouvelle initiative Canadienne en histoire de l'environnement

This is what the TTC looked like over the last 100 years Canadian Things, Canadian People, Cool Pictures, Cool Photos, Underground Tube, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Canada, Public Transport, Glasgow

This is what the TTC looked like over the last 100 years

The history of public transit in Toronto stretches further back than 1927, but it was that year that a number of independent railway companies came...

'Danforth In The Making. Looking E to Sherbourne. According to the note. probably facing west that looks like the bank on the right. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canadian Things, Historical Architecture, Classic Architecture, Old Gas Stations, Landscape Photos, Old Pictures, Places To See

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Then and Now for July 11. Then. 'Danforth In The Making. Looking E to Sherbourne. 1908?' That's some kind of road building. One wagon load of dirt at...

Beach culture ain't what it used to be in Toronto. Toronto Ontario Canada, Historical Pictures, Landscape Photos, Back In The Day, My Images, Vintage Photos, Places To Go, The Past, City

What beaches used to look like in Toronto

Beach culture ain't what it used to be in Toronto. With the advent of air conditioning, the rise of cottage country and the private swimming pool (...

The interior of a PCC from a streetcar toronto (**so classic and comfortable! Buffalo New York, Rapid Transit, Cool Photos, Amazing Photos, Hall Design, Light Rail, Toronto Canada, Modern Architecture, Ontario

What the original Red Rocket looked like in Toronto

It's a fairly common misconception that the TTC's old Gloucester subway cars gave birth to the term "red rocket." Perhaps less common is ...

Before the malls generally did not exist. The photos from this time depict downtown department stores that, while big, are well integrated w. Futuristic Architecture, Toronto Architecture, Retro Futuristic, Toronto Photos, Canadian History, North York, Toronto Canada, Toronto City, Shopping Center

Historicist: Yorkdale Mall and the Aesthetics of Commerce

Beloved by shoppers and blasted by critics, Yorkdale opened 48 years ago this week.

"Leaving through the Eastern Gap" This photograph is from a dry-plate negative in our Special Collections. It was taken on Ward's Island by Charles A. Wiliams sometime in the or We think the girls in the foreground are the photographer's daughters. Toronto Photos, Canadian History, Toronto Canada, Old Photos, North America, Scenery, Around The Worlds, Island, Black And White

Toronto (1899-1947), leaving Toronto through Eastern Gap

The girls in foreground are perhaps Williams' daughters

A visual history of Parliament Street is a post that probably could have been compiled a long time ago given the stature and visual interest of the. Toronto Ontario Canada, Victorian Photos, Before Us, Old City, Mount Rushmore, Past, That Look, York, Black And White

What Parliament Street used to look like in Toronto

A visual history of Parliament Street is a post that probably could have been compiled a long time ago given the stature and visual interest of the...

Gardiner Expressway: 'Big Daddy's' gift to Toronto Native American Quotes, Native American History, American Symbols, American Indians, Scarborough Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canadian Things, Canadian History

Gardiner Expressway: 'Big Daddy's' gift to Toronto

The Gardiner Expressway has always been controversial, just like the man it was named after

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Historic Toronto Fashion finds in the Toronto Archives

Toronto Archives photographic collection for fashions 1909-1930, I found a ton of amazing shots of historic Toronto fashion

Sir John Craig Eaton took over the helm of the department store chain upon the death of his father, Timothy. John would die prematurely in of pneumonia, the same illness that claimed the life of his father. Eaton Hall, Toronto Ontario Canada, King City, Murdoch Mysteries, Canadian History, Family Roots, Then And Now, Nonfiction Books, Vintage Photos

# 22 ~ The Eaton Family Legacy, Then and Now

I can't believe it's been three months since I updated this thing. Sorry, if you are a regular reader, and thank you, to the few folks who have written in to comment on previous posts. Do feel free to send me your comments at richard@muddyyorktours.com To coincide with the Canada Day long weekend, I thought I'd post an article on a Canadian tradition that some of us are fortunate enough to remember ... For some of us, it's hard to believe that you have to be about twenty-five years of age…

It's probably fair to say that the experience of dealing with snow is somehow crucial to understanding what life is like in Toronto, even if it's j. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Toronto Ontario Canada, Winter Beauty, Montreal, Ems, Ships

Unbelievable photos of snow in Toronto from 1896 to 1965

It's probably fair to say that the experience of dealing with snow is somehow crucial to understanding what life is like in Toronto, even if it's j...

Bars on virtually every corner, throngs of people and cops on city streets, fights, and public drunkenness making Toronto an embarrassment to visit. The Golden Years, Lest We Forget, City Streets, Cops, Old Pictures, Bridges, Toronto, Past, The Neighbourhood

A brief history of booze in The Junction

Bars on virtually every corner, throngs of people and cops on city streets, fights, and public drunkenness making Toronto an embarrassment to visit...