Sunday, 19 April 2009
My Town Monday - Toronto Then and Now
At the SW corner of King and Yonge Streets was the Dominion Bank. This photo was taken in 1890.
Today on the same corner stands the a newer bank built in the 1920s of the Toronto-Dominion Bank with a modern tower transformed into a luxury condo-hotel at One King Street West.
[Toronto's First Union Station pre 1850 by William Armstrong - wikipedia]
Toronto’s first train station was built by the Grand Trunk railway in 1858 at a location just west of the present train station today.
[Great Western Railway- Toronto c 1870 - wikipedia]
[Toronto Union Station from rear circa 1885 - wikimedia]
[Union Station in 1888 from the water]
[Union station c. 1913]
[New union station opened in 1927 - postcard 1939 - CanuckNurse CC=sa-flickr]
[Union Station in 2003 - Laird Scott CC=nc-nd-flickr]
[Sunnyside House at Queensway and Glendale]
[Today the location is of the St Josephs Health Centre - allaboutgeorge CC=flickr - click to enlarge]
[Downtown Toronto in 1939 from postcard - CanuckNurse CC=sa-flickr]
[Downtown Toronto in 2003 - Kingdafy CC=nc-nd-flickr]
Travis Erwin from Amarillo, Texas is the founder of My Town Monday. For other locations to visit please go to Travis' site here.