Friday, July 2, 2010

Dundas and Parkway/Then and Now

Looking east along the south side of Dundas from Parkway Avenue in 1935.
Note the single gas pump by the curb with a price of .16c a gallon (Imperial)
An electric radio is $8.00!
How Much things cost in 1935
Average Cost of new house $3,450.00
Average wages per year $1,600.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 10 cents (US gal.)
Average Cost for house rent $22.00 per month
A loaf of Bread 8 cents
A LB of Hamburger Meat 11 cents
Average New Car Price $625.00
Canada Dry Ginger Ale 20 Cents


Queen and Gladstone/Then and Now

Looking east along Queen Street from Gladstone in September of 1916.

Centre Theatre/Then and Now

The Centre Theatre in 1943 when Destroyer was showing.
Looking past a solitary gas pump on Dundas near Bathurst towards the Centre Movie Theatre.
According to John Sebert in his excellent book Nabes:
"It gained notoriety as the Duchess Theatre in 1933, when it's owner was arrested for hiring two thugs to beat up a neighbouring theatre owner. Shortly after came the name change."
This photo appears to have been taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's as the marquee lists
The Dead End Kids.

The Dead End Kids A.K.A The Bowery Boys.

Queen and Gladstone/Then and Now

Looking north on Gladstone from Queen in 1949 before the road was widened.
1951 after the roadwork looking past the old Gladstone Hotel.

A current view.