Toronto History

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Those looking for a balance of green space and a family friendly location, all with the access to Toronto's downtown core, will fall for the Davisville Village. John Davis, Toronto Neighbourhoods, Yonge Street, Post Office, Starbucks, The Neighbourhood, Core, Street View, Real Estate
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Davisville Village History

Davisville Village was founded by John Davis, who was responsible for opening the very first post office in the area. Today the area where the original Post Office was founded on is a Starbucks, located on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue.

What Sherbourne Street used to look like in Toronto Polson Pier, Toronto Subway, Toronto Street, Underground Tube, Canadian History, Toronto Canada, Public Transport, Ontario, Vintage Photos
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Toronto Subway 1966.

A flashback to the gritty Toronto of the Landscape Photos, Landscape Photography, Urban Photography, Street Photography, Toronto Street, Toronto City, Immigration Canada, Canadian Things, Toronto Ontario Canada
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A flashback to the grittiness of Toronto streets in the 1980s

A flashback to the gritty Toronto of the 1980s

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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Woodgreen Community Centre at 853 Queen St. E was opened in 1948 TODAY...

For this week's history post I decided to look back and find vintage boating photographs from the Toronto Archives for you to check out. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Historical Architecture, Classical Architecture, Canadian History, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Great Places, Office Note
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Vintage Boating Photographs from Toronto

For this week's history post I decided to look back and find vintage boating photographs from the Toronto Archives for you to check out.

Toronto "Bathers in the Humber River in Bloor St. bridge in the background." - Thanks to Chris Bateman for finding this pic. This is where I rode my bike as a kid, a mere 50 years later. Toronto Hotels, Visit Toronto, Toronto City, Canadian Soldiers, Historical Architecture, Landscape Photos, Old Pictures, Ontario, Old Things
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A 1920s Toronto photo extravaganza

The 1920s were big years for Toronto. After finally emerging from the ravages of the first world war, in which Canadian soldiers had distinguished ...

View of Regent Park Housing development in Toronto from the corner of Parliament and Gerrard, April (Harold Robinson/The Globe and Mail) Toronto Architecture, Toronto City, Social Housing, Urban Renewal, Park Photos, Slums, Landscape Photos, Looking Back, Home Projects
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Regent Park: A look back through the years at Canada's oldest social housing project

On January 1, 1947, the voters of Toronto decided that the city should undertake Canada's first redevelopment project. Regent Park rose from the rubble of what was once the south part of Cabbagetown. During the 1930's, south Cabbagetown was one of Toronto's worst slums and was targeted by Toronto city planners for a grand urban renewal. Regent Park was expanded in the 1950's to include the area south of Gerrard street, which came to be known as Regent Park South. Housing units ranged in size…

This is what the Danforth looked like in Toronto from 1908 to 1965 Toronto Neighbourhoods, Historical Architecture, Landscape Photos, Historical Photos, Niagara Falls, Ontario, The Neighbourhood, Places To Go, Street View
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This is what the Danforth looked like in Toronto from 1908 to 1965

The Danforth is an important and culturally famous arterial road. When it was built in the 1850s, it was a mostly lazy stretch of street that would...

Tivoli Theatre, Toronto, Showing "El Cid" Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Old Movies, Vintage Movies, Tivoli Theater, Yonge Street, Tivoli Gardens, Movie Theater, Theatre

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Photo from the City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 124, Fl. 0124, Id. 0148. The picture was likely taken in 1965, the year the theatre closed,

Eglinton and Yonge, 1922 (Sigh. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Scarborough Toronto, Yonge Street, Canadian Things, History Pics, Historic Architecture, North York, West Village
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10 Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago

It's amazing to watch Toronto intersections change and evolve. Photos help fill the gaps, illustrating how the places we know came to be. While som...

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This is what Toronto looked like in the 1900s

Toronto in the 1900s didn't much resemble the city we know today. Not only was the skyline virtually undeveloped—the tallest structures were the Te...

The Edison Hotel, (formerly the Empress Hotel). the Biltmore Theatre looking south to the Brown Derby at Dundas. A postcard from United De F. Hotel Edison, Yonge Street, Time Photo, Ontario, 1970s, Toronto, Past, Places To Go, Brown Derby

More Yonge Street in the 1960's and 1970's

The Edison Hotel, (formerly the Empress Hotel). the Biltmore Theatre looking south to the Brown Derby at Dundas. A postcard from United De Forest Cleaners seen in the previous photo, courtesy of the Chuckman Collection. Le Coq d'Or, the Edison and Sam the Record Man! Cinema 2000 and Starvin' Marvin's. The Colonial during the pedestrian mall. The Town Tavern. Hey man, be cool.

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Vintage Toronto Winter Photographs

Was browsing the Toronto Archives and put together a collection of vintage Toronto winter photographs from ca. 1890 - 1950 of past snowfalls in Toronto.

The intersection of Yonge and Bloor has seen a lot of change over the years. Check out our collection of old photographs showing the changes. Toronto Location, Toronto Photos, Yonge Street, North Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Big Building, Holt Renfrew, Canadian History, Aerial View

10 Toronto intersections as they were in the 1960s

As cliche as it is to say, it's remarkable to see how much and how little Toronto has changed over the last 50 or so years. For the purpose of comp...

On February the red maple leaf flag was inaugurated as the National Flag of Canada. The maple leaf is a national symbol found on our currency, military insignia & sports teams' uniforms. Canadian Things, I Am Canadian, Canadian Flags, Canadian Gifts, Canadian Culture, Ottawa, Barbados, Immigration Au Canada, National Flag Of Canada

On February 15, 1965, the red maple leaf flag was inaugurated as the National Flag of Canada. The maple leaf is a national symbol found everywhere such as on our currency, military insignia and sports teams uniforms.