Monday, March 21, 2011

Dunn and Springhurst/Then and Now

Another interesting photo from the archives. This is Dunn Ave in Parkdale just south of Springhurst in 1912 or so before the train tracks were lowered below grade.
This photo was taken 100 years later (2011) and surprisingly the little corner store is still a corner store. My grandparent's house was just south of the tracks and was demolished to make way for the Gardiner Expressway in the mid 50's.
An aerial shot with the demolished houses. The corner store is outlined in red.

The Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall

There's a great article here about the Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall of the early 1970's.
Another postcard from Chuckman's.