Sunday, June 13, 2010

Queen and Manning/Then and Now

Looking north up Manning at Queen,
Not much to say about this one....Although I do like the awning.

Queen and Portland/Then and Now

The north side of Queen West in 1958. Haba's Grill looks like the kind of place I would go to.
In 2010 the Epicure has taken Haba's place on the strip

Queen and Peter/Then and Now

The north side of Queen just west of Peter Street in the 1930'sThe stores looked better with the awnings...

Queen Street Subway/Then and Now

The cornerstone.
From the overpass looking at the s/w corner of Queen and Dufferin 1898.
The building of the Queen Street Subway (underpass) was a major undertaking for the town of Parkdale in January of 1884. The level crossing at Dufferin Street was proving to be a major hurdle for access and trade. Queen and Dufferin were re-graded several feet below street level
and the existing buildings shored up. Over time as these structures were demolished the recovered land was also altered. The construction costs at the time totalled over $20,000.
Looking east.

Looking south/east.

Looking at the north side of Queen and east towards the subway.
The Gladstone Hotel can be seen in the distance.
The same view in 2010
The S/W corner of Queen and Dufferin 1897.Today.
Still under construction.
Looking west from the foot of Gladstone Ave towards the recently completed subway in 1896The same view today

From Queen looking south down Dufferin during construction.
Dufferin looking north.

Sorauren and Pearson/Then and Now

Another corner store in Parkdale listed for $58,00 in May of 1979. Note the phone booth outside. There're not too many public phones left now that everyone has a cellphone.

This building has also been converted into a private residence.

Sorauren and Fern/Then and Now

Another listing from May 1979. A corner store on the N/W corner of Sorauren and Fern listed for $53,000 with taxes of $708. What do you think this property would cost today?
In 2010 the store is gone and the ground floor is an apartment.

Queen and West Lodge/Then and Now

The N/E corner of Queen and West Lodge in 1970 with the Skyline Restaurant to the extreme right.
An old real estate listing from 1979. 1430 Queen Street West is listed for $83,000 with annual taxes of $1.491.58. Pizza Pizza, John's Broadloom, A jewellery store and the Skyline Restaurant.
In 2010 the Pizza Pizza is still here with new signage and to the far right
the Skyline is still going strong.
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