Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bloor and Royal York PT. 2/Then and Now

Looking at the N/W corner in 1958.
The Kresge's store actually wraps around behind the TD bank.
In this later photo from the 1960's the Krege's has been replaced by a dominion store.
In 2010 Shoppers Drug Mart occupies the space. In the 70's it was a Dominion. Surprisingly the TD Bank remains virtually unchanged., except that it's now a Second Cup.
An early interior of a Kresge's in the States circa 1929.
A little further north on Royal York Road, just past Dundas,
a view of Humbertown Plaza in the early 1960's.

Roncesvalles North of Queen/ Then and Now

Looking north from Queen up the west side of Roncesvalles in 1924.
The Building on the left hand side is supposed to be one of the oldest in the neighbourhood and
may have been built as an inn when this was a artery into the city. It would have been a good place to spend the night before the final leg downtown.
The same view in 2010, the old inn remains and the Dominion tire store/garage has been replaced with a medical services building.