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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

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844 Don Mills Rd. Celestica (IBM) - then & now.jpg
 

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I had a couple of friends that worked there back in the day. Male dress code was dark blue suit and white shirt. Desktops had to be cleared of all work material at end of day and drawers locked; I think you got one warning.
 

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Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Headquarters Building and Willard Hall, Gerrard St. East, northN side, eastE of Yonge St. 1912 TPL
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Wow. That thing really ballooned -- and not long after its original construction, from the look of it. Obviously a huge appetite for Christianity and temperance back then.
 

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Another Then and Now of the southeast corner of Huron and College. 'Then' was 2015, 'Now' was about a week ago.

I should have taken the Then pic in colour and had the option to convert it to black and white...

The new building is a homage to the old one - the old one was demolished.


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Mustapha wrote:
"Hello, while not a Then and Now, I hope you enjoy this picture of Wallace Market on Symington Ave. I think the 'patina' is a delight for the eye. I hope they take down that fencing soon; I'll go re-shoot it."
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Indeed Mustapha. That beautiful example of a neighbourhood store brings back many of our childhood memories. Nostalgia is wonderful! And so many questions too.
When was that home built and when was it first converted to a store? Were there other stores before the current Market? Perhaps the present owner can provide answers.
It's a fine subject for historical research. And I wonder how long it will continue as a local business and landmark. Maybe, like DSC's example, it'll soon become a modern home.
The water tower (at right, background) is an odd reminder and good indicator of the community's long life.

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It is the same basic building--it acquired a neon "Travel Bureau" sign in the 1960s and got reclad later that decade, but the wraparound canopy remained basically intact until the most recent McDonald's renos "boxed it in"...
 

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