The Williams Omnibus (in use 1850-1862) was the first mass-transportation system in Toronto. Here, it’s shown in front the northern terminus of the line — the Red Lion Hotel, which stood on the east side of Yonge St., just north of Bloor St. The southern terminus was the St. Lawrence Read More →
On a night filled with ghosts, goblins and ghouls, it’s comforting to think that Torontonians of Hallowe’ens past are looking out for us! Pictured here, Joseph Bloor (1789-1862), well-known brewer and landowner in Old Toronto. Oh, and he had a street named after him, too. Creator: Unknown Date: 1850 Identifier: Read More →
Taken one short year before the opening of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line, this picture looks north along Yonge St. from Bloor St. West. James Victor Salmon took it in May, 1953: the day looks less warm than the weather we are currently experiencing, and the street looks much less congested. Read More →
To celebrate the completion of the Toronto Reference Library Revitalization project, here is a photograph of the Toronto Reference Library (then known as the Metropolitan Toronto Library) upon its opening in 1977. The Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street), is holding a revitalization celebration on Friday, September 19 at 4pm Read More →
This group photo of the Street Railway Department was taken outside Yorkville Town Hall on the west side of Yonge at Collier Ave. In the background you can see a horse-drawn streetcar (with roof advertising) and a gas streetlamp. There are five barefoot boys, a farrier and at least one Read More →
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