56 and 58 Elizabeth Street. December 2, 1937. Joe's Cafe and Chop Suey. This charming cafe was on the northwest corner of the now completely vanished Louisa and Elizabeth.
I'll go ahead and say ... read more
Then. Campbell House Move. Friday March 31, 1972. It was a big deal that day to come downtown to watch. Also interesting in this picture is the back of the Supreme Court of Ontario building (it ... read more
Then. Adelaide looking west from Simcoe today. Same date as yesterday. June 7, 1911.
There is more "transportation excitement" today than yesterday. Streetcar rails are being laid in this ... read more
Mayor's letter touts benefits of casino, scooping city's staff report; transport guru says car/transit balance in need of redress; crosstown LRT, how traffic will keep moving on Eglinton during ... read more
Then. China Court. Spadina Avenue. Construction finished on this about 1980 or so. The building on the left was repurposed from a factory whose purpose I can't remember anymore. Housekeeping on ... read more
Then. Looking north from the top of the Eaton factory, circa 1910. Dundas crosses left to right/west to east across the middle of the picture. Bay street is the north south street. The church on ... read more
Then. Nine Dundas West. December 14, 1939. That arched doorway on the left — a narrow driveway, actually — is something I sauntered by many times on the way to and from Chinatown in my youth. I'm ... read more
A Very Happy Passover to UT's Jewish audience.
A matzo ball factory becomes a trendy Parkdale coffee shop - 'The Mascot'.
Then. '1267 Queen W. Gula's Matza Factory. 1948.' Picture sent to us ... read more
Then. 36 Mutual Street. Appliance warehouse, meter repair shop and garage, circa 1923. Picture sourced by wwwebster.
Now. September 2012. This city block has been a parking lot for going on 40 ... read more
The Case of the Shrunken Building on the northeast corner of Dundas and McCaul.
Then. March 6, 1912.
Now. March 2013.
Compare the Then and Now photos to see how much of the building was removed ... read more
Then. Elizabeth at Albert, looking north. September 27, 1930. That's the Registry Building on the left. Great cars. A vanished Chinatown neighbourhood...
Now. August 2012. Nathan Philips Square ... read more