Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lansdowne and Rideau/Then and Now

Looking east on Rideau Street towards Lansdowne in the late 1800's. Note the row houses on the left as they're the subject of this post. At this point in time this intersection is still quite rural and lies just south of the level crossing.
A similar view in 2010.
The red line represents the original road level.
Looking head on at the houses before the level crossing.
1915 and the subway is finished and the little cottage on the N/W corner has been remodelled.
40 years later (1934) the same houses have been underpinned and transformed.
Of course I could be wrong but the doors and windows seen to line up quite well on both photos.
September 1950.
By 2010 the original cottages have been torn down and replaced by these faux Victorians.

Dundas and Bathurst/Then and Now

768 Dundas on the north side near Bathurst in 1936.
The same storefront today.