TPL History: The Danforth

Danforth Avenue (informally also known as the Danforth) is an east-west arterial road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its western end begins in Old Toronto from the Prince Edward Viaduct as a continuation of Bloor Street and continues through East York until intersecting with Kingston Road in Scarborough. West of Warden Avenue, Danforth Avenue intersects with Danforth Road, which runs diagonally north-east until south of Lawrence Avenue, where it continues as McCowan Road.
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Playter's Society Hall, Danforth Avenue, southeast corner at Broadview Avenue, 1912

The corner of Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue may be a wee bit busier this weekend than in this view of the Playter's Society Hall in Make sure to check out the Taste of Danforth this weekend!

T.T.C., #4049, at Broadview Avenue, looking south across Danforth Avenue, 1954

Toronto Transit Commission, at Broadview Avenue, looking south across Danforth Avenue, 1954

Empringham Hotel (1914), Danforth Avenue, southwest corner Dawes of Road, livery stable, south of hotel, 1910

Empringham Hotel Danforth Avenue, southwest corner Dawes of Road, livery stable, south of hotel, 1910

Empringham Hotel (1890s-1913), Danforth Avenue, southwest corner Dawes Road, 1907

Hotel moved back from Danforth Ave & new hotel built in front, TEC Date Created year accurate; month and day unknown for 1907

John L. Playter house, Danforth Avenue, northeast corner at Jackman Avenue, 1900

Playter house, Danforth Avenue, northeast corner at Jackman Avenue, 1900

Empringham Hotel (1890s-1913), Danforth Avenue, southwest corner of Dawes Road; looking north to East Toronto Fire Hall, Dawes Road, west side, north of Danforth Avenue, 1909

to East Toronto Fire Hall, Dawes Rd. side, n of Danforth Ave.

Pape Avenue, looking north to Danforth Avenue, 1907

month and day unknown for 1907

Playter Boulevard, looking north to Playter Crescent, 1930

Playter Boulevard, looking north to Playter Crescent, 1930

Playter's Society Hall, Danforth Avenue, southeast corner of Broadview Avenue, 1911

Playter's Society Hall, Danforth Avenue, southeast corner of Broadview Avenue, 1911

East Toronto Fire Dept, at Fire Hall, Dawes Road, west side, north of Danforth Avenue, 1908

East Toronto Fire Dept, at Fire Hall, Dawes Rd. of Danforth Ave.

Danforth Avenue, north side, west from Dawes Road; inhabitants of Little York, 1900

A turn-of-the-century photo of Danforth Avenue’s north side, looking west from Dawes Rd., showing some inhabitants of “Little York” buying their winter feed from Paterson Brothers' shop.

Empringham Hotel (1914), Danforth Avenue, southwest corner of Dawes Road, 1912

Empringham Hotel Danforth Avenue, southwest corner of Dawes Road, 1912

Danforth Avenue, looking northeast across Birchmount Road, 1955

Inscribed by him in dark blue ballpoint pen, vso t. Jan 3 1955 N/E cor.

Danforth Businessmen's Association annual spring parade, showing Percy Waters florist, float, 1920

I think we can safely assume that most people are very ready for early signs of spring! Here is a photograph of the annual spring parade by the Danforth Businessmen's Association, showing the Percy Waters Florist float in

World War I, 1914-1918; Red Cross, fund-raising tag day, 1915

World War I, Red Cross, fund-raising tag day, 1915

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