Historic Photos

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The Shell Oil Tower is a lost masterpiece - Spacing Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Downtown Toronto, Gta, Canada Eh, Canadian History, Lake Michigan, Still Life Photography, Canada Travel

What the CNE used to look like

With origins that date back to the late 19th century, the CNE has long been a Toronto fixture. Prior to 1879, the fair had traveled throughout the ...

Streetcar to the CNE, Toronto, Canada, // leads to lots of old photos of Toronto. Westminster, Toronto Travel, Toronto City, Cities, Canadian Things, Nostalgia, Toronto Ontario Canada, Canada Holiday, Bonde

Streetcar to the CNE

Photographer: Eric Trussler 1961 City of Toronto Archives Series 648, File 93, Item 10

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 Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Toronto Pictures, Vintage Stuff, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canada Eh, Canadian History

A visual history of Bloor Street

A comment containing a great photo of the old sign at Duffy's Tavern on our post yesterday inspired me to fill in yet another gap in our series of ...

CNE Midway postcard - Bulova Tower, The Flyer, Toronto Skyline Roller Coaster Pictures, Roller Coasters, Best Amusement Parks, Toronto Ontario Canada, Bob, Great Places, Beautiful Places, North America, Travel

CNE Midway postcard 1970's Bulova Tower, Flyer Roller Coaster

Explore stevesobczuk's photos on Flickr. stevesobczuk has uploaded 4079 photos to Flickr.

Simpson's in Yorkdale Mall Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada, Canada Eh, Canadian History, North York, Old City, The Good Old Days, Department Store, Abandoned Places, Old Photos

This is what malls used to look like in Toronto

Before the 1950s, malls generally did not exist. The photos from this time depict downtown department stores that, while big, are well integrated w...

Thanks Rob Pineault - Looking south on a rain soaked Yonge Street, Toronto… Toronto Street, Toronto City, Toronto Canada, Canada Eh, Toronto Neighbourhoods, Yonge Street, Toronto Photos, Canadian History, Time Photo

This is what Toronto streets looked like in the 1960s

Toronto's main streets looked remarkably different in the 1960s. Even as the city is more populated and vibrant today, the aesthetic of the urban l...

The BROWN DERBY at the northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets circa Toronto Street, Toronto City, Toronto Travel, Yonge Street, Canadian Things, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto Photos, S Bahn, City Aesthetic

This is what Toronto streets looked like in the 1960s

Toronto's main streets looked remarkably different in the 1960s. Even as the city is more populated and vibrant today, the aesthetic of the urban l...

Sam's & A&A's - record heaven, Toronto, Spent many Saturdays cruising this part of the 'strip'. Toronto Street, Downtown Toronto, Toronto City, Yonge Street, Toronto Photos, Canadian Art, Canadian Things, Toronto Canada, Canada Eh

Yonge Street/ Rock n' Roll in the 1960's

Just a reminder that Bravo is airing a documentary on the Yonge Street music scene of the 1960's Monday Tuesday and Wednesday March 21/22/23 at 10:00 pm. Yonge Street: Toronto Rock & Roll Stories EP: 1 (1955-1960) (PG) Travel back to sleepy and dull Toronto in the 1950's, where they rolled up the sidewalks after dark. There was no rock 'n roll music until that fateful night when Ronnie Hawkins & Levon Helm pulled up in their car from Arkansas, popped the trunk and let that Rock 'n Roll out…

 Looking North Toronto, ON Canada Ontario Street Look, Street View, Toronto Street, Canadian Culture, Yonge Street, Toronto Photos, Toronto Canada, Historical Photos, Ontario

This is what Toronto streets looked like in the 1960s

Toronto's main streets looked remarkably different in the 1960s. Even as the city is more populated and vibrant today, the aesthetic of the urban l...

This Toronto Telegraph photo, taken in shows an EATON'S SPECIAL bus (Gray Coach operating north on the Yonge Street strip, approaching Gerrard. Photo courtesy the Pete Coulman collection. Street Look, Street View, Main Street, Toronto Street, Toronto City, Toronto Star, Toronto Neighbourhoods, Yonge Street, Canadian History

This is what Toronto streets looked like in the 1960s

Toronto's main streets looked remarkably different in the 1960s. Even as the city is more populated and vibrant today, the aesthetic of the urban l...

Cobban Manufacturing Company, Toronto. Vintage Labels, Vintage Posters, Landscape Photos, Historical Photos, Ontario, Postcards, Toronto, Past, To Go

Cobban Manufacturing Company, Toronto

Inscribed on the stone, l.r.: ROLPH, SMITH & Co TORONTO.; b.: COBBAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, TORONTO. / BRANCH WAREROOM, 148 McGILL STREET, MONTREAL.; t.: WE ARE HEAD-QUARTERS FOR PLATE GLASS Get our / Prices; left: SHEET GLASS; right: STAINED GLASS; u.r. (b. of inset) LUMBER YARD & STABLES.; l.l. (b. of inset): OFFICE AND SAMPLE ROOM.