Thursday 7 February 2013

Toronto- Adelaide and Bay, 86 Years Ago and Today

Every day I go into the website Historic Photo's From Around Toronto, which has a photo from the past taken on the same day.

Today's photo was taken from the Toronto Archives and as the caption says, this is looking eastward along Adelaide from Bay Street on February 7, 1927. On the right is the old Grand Opera House.

The picture below was taken at noon today, 86 years later.

It's not hard to notice that all the buildings by the corner are gone. In the distance on the left seems to be one remaining building from the first photo. Adelaide now is a one way street east and one set of streetcar tracks are gone.

Things certainly have changed at this intersection. Click here to see a picture looking north on Bay from this same intersection in 1924.

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