Before & After: 2010 Recap

Tree in Queen’s Park planted by Mayor Simpson commemorating 25th year of King George V.  September 1935

Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, it 375

2010 Then & Now Mixes:



Looking Toward “Grandfather” City Hall
Front Street east towards Church Street 1880 – 2009
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, it 0012


Going Past the Bay Crossing
Bay Street North from Lakeshore Blvd 1926 – 2009
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 519


The Skeleton of King and Bay
North east corner of King and Bay 194? – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, it 419


Ice Skating in the Ward
1913-2010
Toronto Archives, Series 372, it 187


The Coffin at Church
1885-2009
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1472, it 15


Back to the Better Way
1927-2010
Toronto Archives, Series 71, it 4054


Playing Chess by Sam’s
1980s-2010
Toronto Archives, Series 1465, id 41


In with the old, Out with the “News”
View from south-west corner of King Street and Bay Street. ca. 1926-2009
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 7098


Putting the Queen back on Front
Looking east on Front St. from York St.  The Queen’s Hotel (1862 – 1929) on the left. ca. 1908-2009
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 7092


A Disaster on Bay
Looking north on Bay St. from Front St. a few days after the Fire of 1904. April 1904 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, f1244_it0002


Rubble on Front
Looking west on Front St. from Bay St. on the morning of April 20th , the day after the Fire of 1904. April 1904 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1408,  it 4


Yonge Street North “Before” and After Adelaide
1907-2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, id 1371


The Bay Street Window
Bay Street North from Temperance Street 1907-2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 7142


Capturing Bay Street South
1928 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 7361


Bringing Back the University Ave. Armouries
Toronto Archives, Fonds 124,  id 0064


Bringing Back the Walker House
South west corner of Front St. W. and York St. ca. 1969 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 124, id 0056


Forever Yonge
Looking north west from Yonge Street and Dundas Street. ca 1930 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 7332


The Original Skyline
Skyline view from Hanlan’s Point. ca 1930 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, it 0131


Heading to the Bay Street of Old
ca. 1930-2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 1211


Next Stop King Eddy 1921
King Street look east from Yonge Street. 1921-2009
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 2522


The Old Union Station, G20-Style
Front Street look east from Simcoe Street. 1907-2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 0535


Pinball and Subs at Yonge and Dundas
Northeast corner of Yonge St. and Dundas St.  early 1980s – late 2008
Toronto Archives, Fonds 124, id 0124


Caution – Road Work in Reverse
Northwest corner of Yonge St. and College St. 1930 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Series 71, it8076


A 72 Year Crossing at Yonge and Bloor
Looking south on Yonge St. from Bloor St.  1938 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, it 1931


News from Yonge and King
Looking NE from Yonge St. and King St. 1926 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Series 71, it 4082


Heading to Queen West
Looking east on Queen from Yonge 1935 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Series 71, it 11134


Looking Past the Condos
Looking North from the waterfront between York and Bay, 1920 – 2009
photo from Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 10045


Bank Run at Bathurst and Bloor
Southeast Corner or Bathurst and Bloor, 1923 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, it 1499


King East Beginnings
Looking east on King St. from Yonge St., 1915-2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1402, it 0052


Toronto’s Bank
Bank of  Toronto, southwest corner King and Bay, 1919-2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, it 846


Guarding the Steps of Old City Hall
General Knox & Mayor Fredrick J. Conboy on steps of Old City Hall, early 1940s – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, it 3308


Cigars at Simcoe
South side of Queen Street West from Simcoe looking east towards University Ave. 1931 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, it 1632


Cabbing it to the Rossin
Looking east on King St., just west of York St. 1908 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 1092


Recruitment at the Memorial
WWI recruiting sign at the South African War Memorial – University Ave. 1914
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 0724


Spadina’s Fountain
Looking north on Spadina Ave from just north ofCollege St 1899 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Series 376,  it 49


Politicking at Queen’s Park
Unidentified politicians chatting on the front steps of the Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park ca. 1911 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 8014


Taking a Picture with Queen Victoria
The Queen Victoria monument outside of the Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park ca. 1915 – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, it 2211


Tracking on Queen West
Looking West at Elm Grove, September 30 1916 – 2010
Then photo from Toronto Archives, Series 372, it 610 Now photo by Jeff Low


Hotel Barclay, G20 Style
Hotel Barclay (former Grand Union Hotel) NE corner of Simcoe and Front. ca. late 50s/early 60s – 2010
Toronto Archives, Fonds 124, id 0149

Before and After will appear each Friday showcasing mixed Then and Nows by local artist and Toronto history enthusiast Alden Cudanin.

2 comments

  1. Every new mayor & premier should plant a tree in QP.

  2. This was a great idea. Queen’s Park really needs some landscaping improvements. The north part in particular, with its visibly eroding mound for the statue of King Edward VII, ugly asphalt paths, lack of lighting for monuments, cheap looking benches and there are other issues as well. You’d think that something named “Queen’s Park” would at least display some aspirations for refinement.

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