Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Toronto in the 1970's/Adelaide East

This photo from the archives typifies my impression of downtown Toronto in the early 1970's. That was when I first started to venture downtown on my own, much rougher and darker than it is today. There were definitely some "bad" areas, Moss Park, Queen and Sherbourne, Queen West around the Mental Institution, Parkdale etc. These neigbourhoods have for the most part all been cleaned up and gentrified in recent years.


  1. The address is in the photo.
    - 43 Adelaide St. East
    On the awning of the typewriter place.
    Unforntunately gone.

  2. Yes, it would help to actually look at the photo before posting...

  3. White building on right still there. Post office.