Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Players Cigarettes 1914

This Players ad from 1914 has a pack of cigarettes at 18 cents a pack.
Today the price is $10.00. That's 55 times MORE! They should be 25-30 times more expensive at $4.50.

Old Parkdale Advertisements

Parkdale House Demolition 1910

An advert from 1910 seeking someone to knock down a few houses in Parkdale for the Grand Trunk Railroad.
Empress and Dunn highlighted.
The demolition of four houses in 1911 was nothing compared to the wholesale destruction of South Parkdale in the late 1950's. The Gardiner Expressway was coming and this community was in the way!!
The red box indicates where my Grandparents' house was.

Dundas and Sterling/Then and Now

The south side of Dundas opposite Sterling Ave. some time in the late 1930's.
A similar viewpoint in 2010.

Bond and Shuter/Then and Now

The S/W corner of Bond and Shuter in 1908. Massy Hall is to the extreme right.

Yonge and Queen/Then and Now

Looking east along Queen Street at Yonge in 1952.
Note the Arcadian Theatre,