My town, then and now

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Off to buy that hit single. Sam the Record Man, Canada's largest record store, once boasted 140 locations across Canada. The most famous was Sam's flagship store on Yonge St. in Toronto, which opened in Vintage Tv, Vintage Signs, Vintage Posters, Vinyl Records, Vinyl Record Shop, Ask The Dust, Retro, Radios, Poster

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…

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...

Toronto has been ranked the best city to live in the world by the Economist. The ranking aggregates Toronto's performance across a range of indexes. Canada Eh, Toronto Canada, Art And Architecture, Architecture Details, Visit Toronto, Wolf Of Wall Street, Street Art, New City, Best Cities

Toronto ranked the best city to live in the world

Toronto has been ranked the best city to live in the world by the Economist. The ranking aggregates Toronto's performance across a range of indexes...

The history of Yonge Street is that of Toronto itself. As the street developed, so too did the city around it. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Canada Toronto, Toronto City, Ask The Dust, Ontario City, Yonge Street

10 major Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago

A hundred years is a long time for a Toronto intersection to evolve. Streets get widened, buildings get knocked down, and in many cases rural idyll...

Danforth East of Pape in Toronto, 1913 - Aren't "then and now" pictures fascinating? Yonge Street, North York, Canada Travel, Landscape Photos, Abandoned Places, Cool Photos, Amazing Photos, Ontario, Places To See

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...

NFB: Regent Park - This documentary presents a before-and-after picture of people in a large-scale public housing project in Toronto. Due to a housing shortage, they were forced to live in squalid, . Oak Street, Before And After Pictures, Pictures Of People, Slums, My Town, Aerial View, Boom Town, Toronto, Documentary

Farewell Oak Street

This documentary presents a before-and-after picture of people in a large-scale public housing project in Toronto. Due to a housing shortage, they were forced to live in squalid, dingy flats and ramshackle dwellings on a crowded street in Regent Park North; now they have access to new, modern housing developments designed to offer them privacy, light and space.

Toronto - time lapse - Shirley Ann Wood post - July 2015 - -Time on Vimeo Ann Wood, Wood Post, My Town, Burj Khalifa, Big Ben, Toronto, Travel, Viajes, Trips

Time

UPDATE Time is now in high definition! Go here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUo6ZbtDZFo I also took the chance to add a few elements as well as fix a few…

Bay Trolley by PI Collection Toronto Photos, Detailed Paintings, Iconic Photos, High Art, Street Photographers, Vintage Pictures, Gold Coast, Vintage Photography, Black And White Photography

Adelaide and Bay Streets

Photographer: Alfred Pearson April 27, 1927 City of Toronto Archives Series 71, Item 4848