Monday, November 28, 2011

Yonge and Castlefield/Then and Now

Yonge and Castlefield in 1922. The original unassuming facade of the Capitol Theatre (built 1918). Theatres would often have the lobby on the more expensive retail land (Yonge) with the theatre located behind. This was the case with Loew's stacked theatre at Yonge and Queen.
The film playing is the 1921 silent version of Cappy Ricks.
Eleven years later and the block's been filled in, including an impressive new marquee for the theatre.
Now it's the Capitol Event Theatre.
The S/W corner in 1922 with the theatre in the B/G.
A Dominion Tire Store.
The Dominion Tire factory in Kitchener (then Berlin) in 1914.
A historic slideshow of the factory can be seen here.
This old house remains across the street.

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