Monday, July 5, 2010

Bloor and Bathurst/Then and Now

Looking west along Bloor from Bathurst in 1960. Honest Ed's, on the south side had not yet expanded to take up the entire block and the Alhambra Theatre on the north side is showing
"Once More With Feeling" and "Our Man in Havana"
The Alhambra was originally called the King George and ended it's days as the Eve, a porno house. It was demolished in 1985 to make way for a Swiss Chalet.
Another shot of the Alhambra in 1947.
Cheyenne and Seven Keys to Baldpate were released that year.
Another shot of Honest Ed's from 1959.
I used to work at Honest Ed's, briefly in the late 70's after school.

Spadina and St. Andrew/Then and Now

From the S/W corner of St. Andrew and Spadina looking N/E in September of 1938.
There are some interesting magazines on display including a couple of comic books.
Action Comics # 1 was published in June of 1938 and recently sold at auction for 1.5 million dollars. Was a copy purchased here?
Action #1.