Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Queen and Dufferin/Then and Now

The north side of Queen looking towards Dufferin in the fall of 1931. That's the Gladstone Hotel's awning. Note the wicker baby carriage.
The same view today.
The Gladstone circa 1889, the year it was built at a cost of approx. $30,000.00
The cuppola was removed in the 1930's.
A good view of the Gladstone and Queen street in the late 1960's.
This area was still quite "rough" back then. In the 70's and 80's it was a Country and Western bar and if you went in there looking for trouble it was easy to find.
It's since been completely restored and now a fashionable boutique hotel.
Hand tinted postcards of the Gladstone lobby from the turn of the century (1910) from the Chuckman Collection.

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