Friday, July 9, 2010

The Toronto Arcade/Then and Now

The Toronto Arcade , the first in Canada was built in 1883 on the east side of Yonge Street at the intersection of Temperence Street. As seen in the 1920's.By the 1950's it was no longer fashionable and was demolished in 1955.The same view in 2010, and now this building's coming down.An interior view from 1888.

A collection of period ads.

This is the Manning Arcade, designed by E.J. Lennox and built in 1882 on the north side of King just west of Yonge Street.

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