Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yonge and Shuter/Then and Now

A series of shots around the intersection of Yonge and Shuter.
You can click on any of the images for a better view.

One Minute Lunch sounds good...
East side of Yonge looking south to Shuter.

Here we're looking south on Yonge from Shuter towards the old Eaton's building on the right with Simpson's farther south. John Catto is also the name of the guitarist for the Diodes.
From Shuter looking west across Yonge.
The buildings coming down to make room for the new Eatan centre in the mid 1970's

Yonge and Gerrard/Then and Now

This photo from 1956 looking west along Gerrard to Yonge Street. The WCTU sign on the right is for The Women's Christian Temperence Union.
The same view today.

Bloor and Islington/ Then and Now

This photo was taken in 1958.Sometime later the second floor was added and it's been
the Black Angus Steakhouse since the 1964.

I recently found some information about Joseph Sankey and Sons:
Sankeys had always been into export in a big way. In 1943 they set up Sankey Electrical Stampings Ltd. in Bombay (Mumbai) to produce electrical laminations. In 1950 another factory for electrical laminations was set up in Calcutta (Kolkata). In the same year an electrical laminations factory was started in Newcastle, Australia, and steel furniture factory was opened in Johannesburg. In 1952 a factory for both electrical laminations and steel furniture was opened in Canada.