Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bloor and Keele/Then and Now

The N/E corner of Keele and Bloor was formerly a City dump and appears to have been closed down by the time this photo was taken in 1914. It was cleared to accommodate a growing city and the building of new homes. The newly built Keele Street Public School
is on the right.
By 1940 these 3 had been built across the street from Keele Street Public School.

Where they remain today.
The school was replaced sometime in the 1970's or so.
The original school.
The back as seen from Mountainview Road which seems to have been regraded at some point.
The new school was built without windows to prevent students being distracted by things like the sun, fresh air and nature. Progress is a wonderful thing...


  1. Keele Public School was and still is on the west side of Keele, so wouldn't the dump have to have been on the north-east corner of bloor and keele? the houses shown in the second photo and in the street view are definitely on the east side of Keele.

  2. You're right. It should read N/E corner and I will correct.