Deja Views: Looking back at Queen Street East and Hambly Avenue in the 1980s

Chris Nicholls took the above photo of Top Quality Meats at the northwest corner of Queen Street East and Hambly Avenue in the 1980s. Inset photo by David Van Dyke shows the same spot today.


This is the northwest corner of Hambly Avenue and Queen Street East.

Back in the 1980s, when Chris Nicholls was a photography student, he strolled up and down Queen (here in the Beach) with his Hasselblad in tow.

It has been a real treat to travel back to the 1980s and revisit all the shops that were here, and sometimes are still here.

Thanks again Chris, for another amazing image.

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