Sunday, December 26, 2010
This shot (probably from the mid 80's) shows how vibrant this intersection used to be for music shoppers. The Thriffty's store occupies the former site of Steele's Tavern. The silver car in the foreground is a fairly rare Citroen SM (Maserati) built between 1979-1975.
Looking west again at the north side of Elm in the mid 80's. The Millwheel was a guitar shop that, as I recall dealt in mostly acoustic instruments, guitars and mandolins etc.
Looking west along Elm from Yonge in 1952. Note the two story arcade entrance of Allen's where merchandise could be prominently displayed.By 2010 Allen's is long gone and replaced by a Pizza Pizza.
This shot appears to be from the mid 80's when it was a Papaya Hut. The double story entrance relatively intact.