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Is this how people moved their homes around, or added a sub level – or both? The house on the right was moved south to accommodate a driveway. The year was 1924 and the view is looking northeast on Wheeler, just north of Norway Avenue. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share […]

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Can you imagine walking south on a frozen Lake Ontario for 100 metres in March? Well the photographer of this image did it on March 7, 1924. The view is looking east from the bottom of Silver Birch Avenue. Construction on the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant would not begin for another 8 years. Do […]

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This archival photograph depicting the Greenwood Race Track was taken by James Victor Salmon in 1955. In the early 1990s, the racetrack was closed, razed and redeveloped, eventually becoming the Woodbine Park neighbourhood. This view is looking west on Queen from Rainsford Road. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Call me at […]

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This view, looking northeast from the top of the Main Street bridge, was taken during the winter of 1953. This was called the York Railway Station. Today it is the Danforth station, exclusively used by GO Transit. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Call me at 416-390-2527.

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This archival photograph of Bowmore Public School was taken within a few years of the completion of construction in 1925. The annex to the right was added in 1965. The addition was operated as Fairmount Park Senior School, and in 1989 both schools merged and became Bowmore Junior and Senior Public School. Do you have […]

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This photograph was taken prior to the construction of an apartment complex in 1989 on the northeast corner of Main Street and Kingston Road. The boarded-up house was formerly a tattoo parlour. Today, it is the seniors wing of the Norm Houghton building, owned and operated by Neighbourhood Link Support Services.

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Apart from the trees, little has changed in this Deja View. This image was taken looking east on Kingston Road toward Brookside Drive in December, 1927. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-691-4774.

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Was this the start of a wave of condos in the Beach? Special thanks to Sheldon Zelunka, who photographed this image on Queen Street near Spruce Hill Road in 1989. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Call me at 416-691-4774.

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This beautiful home has the distinction of being right across the road from the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. Consequently it sneaks its way into the background of many photos and paintings whose main focus is the Gardener’s Cottage. For example, local artist Elizabeth Berry often includes this stately house as a backdrop to her […]

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The TTC street car has just orbited  the Neville Park loop and begun its westward journey. The archival photograph was taken in 1947. Do you have an old photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.