Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Harbord Street Bridge/Then and Now

Harbord Street Bridge in the 1920's.
Just as the Crawford Street Bridge was buried so was the Harbord Street bridge. Built in 1910 to span Garrison Creek between grace and Montrose. It was left intact and buried in 1930 to facilitate urban development.

All that remains today is the crumbling and defaced balustrade on the north side.

More Yonge Street in the 1960's and 1970's

The Edison Hotel, (formerly the Empress Hotel).
the Biltmore Theatre looking south to the Brown Derby at Dundas.
A postcard from United De Forest Cleaners seen in the previous photo, courtesy of the Chuckman Collection.
Le Coq d'Or, the Edison and Sam the Record Man!
Cinema 2000 and Starvin' Marvin's.
The Colonial during the pedestrian mall.
The Town Tavern.
Hey man, be cool.

Lobb and Shaw/Then and Now

The laneway on the south side of Lobb Street in 1912.