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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Dawes Road, looking north to Danforth Avenue, 1914

Dawes Road, looking north to Danforth Avenue, 1914

Playter's Society Hall, Danforth Avenue, southeast corner at Broadview Avenue, 1912

Playter's Society Hall, Danforth Avenue, southeast corner at Broadview Avenue, 1912

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

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 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

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

Inscribed in pen and blue ink, vso t. in dark blue ballpoint pen, vso c. In light blue ballpoint pen, vso b.: corner in background / Fire Hall on / Dawes Rd.

Pape Avenue, looking north to Danforth Avenue, 1907

Pape Avenue, looking north to Danforth Avenue, 1907

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

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

Playter Boulevard, looking north to Playter Crescent, 1930

Playter Boulevard, looking north to Playter Crescent, 1930

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