Wednesday 9 April 2014

Toronto Past and Present - Queen and Bay, 1923

This is Queen and Bay in Toronto on April 7, 1923. The image is from the Toronto Archives which I found on the Historic Toronto website. If you love old pictures of Toronto, this is worth a visit.

Those buildings on the top left hand side were torn down to make way for Nathan Phillips Square and new City Hall which you can see part of in the new picture. A few friends at work looked at the old picture and thought it might be an old shot of Chicago but no, it's our own fair city!

Today I wandered up to the corner to do my best to capture the same angle today.

 I could not get the same angle as the original was taken from above, likely out of the offices of this old building which is now part of the Hudson's Bay Company flagship store.

The bend in the road is still there, as well as the pedestrian island that the streetcars are going around, and to the right hand side of the picture, thankfully old City Hall, one of my favorite buildings in the world.

I love looking at old photos of our city to see how things have changed.

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

I love comparing old pix to new pix too :)