PHOTO – TORONTO – AERIAL VIEW UNKNOWN STREET – YONGE STREETCAR LINE BUT I RECOGNIZE NOTHING – c1950 – SEE READER COMMENT   4 comments

PHOTO - TORONTO - AERIAL VIEW UNKNOWN STREET - YONGE STREETCAR LINE BUT I RECOGNIZE NOTHING - c1950

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Posted July 14, 2014 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

4 responses to “PHOTO – TORONTO – AERIAL VIEW UNKNOWN STREET – YONGE STREETCAR LINE BUT I RECOGNIZE NOTHING – c1950 – SEE READER COMMENT

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  1. It looks like Victoria Street looking north from Shuter towards Dundas. On the right, we can make part of a sign, “Queen City Glass” which was located at 243 – 247 Victoria Street and on the left we can see the old Imperial Theatre signage. The Imperial was of course fronting onto Yonge Street but this sign was likely at the rear of the theatre. (later became part of the (Imperial) Pantages complex.

  2. Mr Chuckman,

    If you look to the left, you will see an Imperial sign (Pantages now Mirvish Theatre) Expanding the image further on my ipad on the right halfway up the picture I can barely see Senator( restaurant ?) . The trees in the background lead me to believe this is the Toronto Normal School. (prior to Ryerson at the top of Victoria st) So I believe this to be at Victoria and Shuter sts , a short turn to Yonge st.

    I enjoy your many posts. Your collection has a matchbook cover from my father’s restaurant the Green Dolphin as well as a cover from the Commerce on Yonge ( this restaurant was owned by an uncle)

    James Floroff

  3. I think the streetcar got short-turned at Dundas and was heading south on Victoria Street to turn back to Yonge at Shuter. I see a sign for the Imperial Theatre on the left and an aerial map from 1947 shows what looks like a gas station at the north east corner of Shuter and Victoria.

    janet_langdon (@janet_langdon)
  4. Victoria Street at Shuter. The back entrance of the Imperial Theatre is visible. The streetcar was likely on a diversion during subway construction or it was being short turned.

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