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North Bathurst Street hill. – [ca. 1922]

Vintage Bicycle Photographs from Toronto

Taken 99 years ago almost to the day (May 8, 1915), this photograph of Forest Hill is attributed to Stuart Logan Thompson (1885-1961). It looks north from the intersection of Bathurst Street and Lonsmount Drive, just north of St. Clair. The wooden bridge and the wooden sidewalks along the dirt road have long been replaced, and the area now has a distinctly residential flavour.

Taken 99 years ago almost to the day (May this photograph of Forest Hill is attributed to Stuart Logan Thompson It looks north from the intersection of Bathurst Street and Lonsmount Drive, just north of St. The wooden bridge

150 years ago Toronto had only been Toronto for a little over three decades. Originally Dublin, then York, the bulk of the town was still mostly clustered along the waterfront between Parliament and Bathurst streets. The tallest structures were church spires and factory chimneys and large parts of present day...

150 years ago Toronto had only been Toronto for a little over three decades. Originally Dublin, then York, the bulk of the town was still mostly cl.

Silver Birch Avenue, looking north on Queen Street East, The Beach, Toronto - 1912

Silver Birch Avenue, looking north on Queen Street East, The Beach, Toronto - 1912

Looking east on Davenport Road at Bathurst St. in Toronto, 1913. City of Toronto Archives photo

Looking east on Davenport Road at Bathurst St. in Toronto, City of Toronto Archives photo

Looking north on Yonge Street from King Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1895

Looking north on Yonge Street from King Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1895

SW corner of Bloor & Sherbourne 1912:

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

For Back to School we thought of pinning this 1875 picture of the gates at Yonge and College. Back then, College was a private road that ran through King's College to University Ave. King's College became the first college in Canada when it was chartered in 1827 by the Earl of Bathurst, and opened two years later in 1829.

Handwritten under the picture: "College Avenue gates circa The Yonge St entrance. Gates removed about 1884 or Street cars about 1884 by agreement with university (in Bursar files

1928 "THEN" view looking north on Bay St., near Harbour St. I suspect that the two buildings under construction (Royal York Hotel and Toronto Star Building) will be well-hidden behind today's skyscrapers. However, the Old City Hall clock tower may still be visible.

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Photo: Alfred J. Pearson – December 6, 1924 – Bay St, showing parking, on east side, Saturday, before noon, (from Temperance St, north)

Vintage Bicycle Photographs from Toronto

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