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Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

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From the November 1915 issue of The Edison Phonograph Monthly:


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Available at:

http://archive.org/details/edisonphonograph13moor

'music of a better class'. 'well established trade among a desirable class' Nothing has changed; aspirational marketing. Buy one, and you've moved up. :)
 

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Lovely 'Oriental' carpet in wwwebster's picture. I don't see many of them in homes nowadays. They seem to have fallen out of fashion.




Then and Now for October 31, 2012.



Then. Leafy neighbourhood to Registry Building to New City Hall over a span of one hundred years.

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Now. May 2012.

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By interesting coincidence, today I encountered, newly opened in the TD Centre, my first "new look" Reitman's store--i.e. where they finally discarded all vestiges of what must have been the most familiar Art Moderne shop logo in Canada...

OMG I look like Albert [of Albert and Armand]. :)
 

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Then and Now for November 1, 2012.



Then. c1890. Centre Ave. W side. Looking N from lane N of Osgoode St. These houses would not remain for long. The eastern wall of the University Avenue Armouries (opened 1894, demolished 1963) would occupy this view in a few short years.

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Now. June 2012. University Avenue Courthouse. Opened 1967.

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Then and Now for November 2, 2012



Then. Chestnut St. looking S from Osgoode St. March 31, 1955. A tiny picture but if you make it bigger on your screen you can get a sense of the 'street level' that once existed in this now - windswept most of the time - public assembly place. There, I said it.

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Now. June 2012. Nathan Philips Square.

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Weekend nonsense.


New York City this time. Historical photography oriented.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddes...raphy-in-pictures#/?picture=384053685&index=0


Sarajevo. "April 5, 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo. For this anniversary, our Reportage photographer Tom Stoddart recently returned to Sarajevo, where he produced some of the best photographs of the war in the early 1990’s, to photograph some of the women that he originally photographed 20 years ago."

http://www.reportagebygettyimages.com/features/women-of-sarajevo-revisited/#
 

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Commerce Court - 1969 & 2012
Thanks to thecharioteer for the 'Now' pic (from: 'post your pictures of Toronto here')

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Hello again, my friends...

PapaBob (and others), there is quite a collection of Panoramic WWI Canadian Expeditionary Force photos on the Digitized Manuscripts section of the British Library Website
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx

Search with 'Canada' as the keyword and a date range of 1875-2000
This is the 86th Machine Gun Bn at Niagara
http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=hs85!10!31090_f001r

More info here:
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk...story-photographed-canada-in-world-war-1.html
 

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Then and Now for November 5, 2012.



Then. Chester Public School. Broadview Ave. Toronto. c1905.

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Now. June 2012. The old school is still there. A senior citizen's home has grown up, over, in front of and behind it.

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The modern Chester Public School is located several blocks away.
 

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That's an amazing discovery, Mustapha!
The school is out-of-sight to most passersby.
 

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