Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Stewart Street/Then and Now

The north side of Stewart St. looking west from Portland 1913. A row of worker's cottages.
These were in turn replaced by this Art Deco apartment in the 1930's.
The small church on the left which had served the soldiers at Fort York was torn down about 8 years ago.
Photos by Patrick Cummins 1983.
2010, a different type of workers cottage/apartment.
There was time when the average working person could afford to buy their own home, even if it was a small row house. Now people are lucky to afford a 500 square foot box to call their own without the luxury of land ownership.
This is progress?


  1. Did that church become a photo studio for a while ? 80's

  2. I don't know about that but I'm sure it wasn't a "church" for along time. I think there was a photo business on the corner that specialized in super 8.