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What Toronto looked like in the 1950s Through these Fascinating Photos

Toronto in the 1950s was a bustling, growing city. It was the largest city in Canada and the commercial, financial, and cultural center of the country. At the time, Toronto’s population was around 1.1 million people, and it was known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, as well as its bustling business and financial districts.

Toronto’s economy in the 1950s was largely centered around its strong manufacturing and trade industries. At the time, Toronto was home to many large factories and industrial facilities, and the city was a major hub for the production of goods like cars, clothing, and food products. The opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959 also had a major impact on Toronto’s economy, as it expanded the city’s port facilities and made it an even more important center for trade and commerce. This brought new jobs and economic opportunities to the city and helped to solidify its position as a major player in Canada’s economy. Toronto’s financial sector was also growing during this time, and the city became home to many banks and financial institutions. This helped to make Toronto a major financial center in Canada, and it remains so to this day. Toronto’s economy in the 1950s was strong and diverse, with growth in industries like manufacturing, trade, and finance. This set the stage for the city’s continued economic success in the decades that followed.

Toronto in the 1950s was also home to a thriving music scene. Jazz clubs and music venues were popular, and many famous musicians, including Oscar Peterson and Moe Koffman, got their start in the city. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra was also founded during this time, and it quickly became one of the city’s most popular cultural attractions.

Here are some stunning historical photos that will take you back to the 1950s in Toronto. Also check, Toronto  in the 1920s and 1930s

#1 Back to the top of the Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, 1959

Back to the top of the Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, 1959

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#2 Old Loretto Abbey, 403 Wellington St. W., 1950s.

Old Loretto Abbey, 403 Wellington St. W., 1950s.

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#3 Looking north on University Ave. from the west sidewalk, just below Elm St., 1959.

Looking north on University Ave. from the west sidewalk, just below Elm St., 1959.

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#4 A Marani and Morris set piece, looking southeast across University Avenue at 505 University (Shell Oil Building) and 481 University (Maclean Hunter Building), 1959

A Marani and Morris set piece, looking southeast across University Avenue at 505 University (Shell Oil Building) and 481 University (Maclean Hunter Building), 1959

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#5 TTC Charter streetcar on Maclean Ave. below Queen Street, 1953.

TTC Charter streetcar on Maclean Ave. below Queen Street, 1953.

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#6 Grade 5, Balmy Beach Public School,1957.

Grade 5, Balmy Beach Public School,1957.

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#7 Cigar store at 1028 Gerard St. E, 1955

Cigar store at 1028 Gerard St. E, 1955

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#8 This is Frank’s Italian Shoe Repair business opened in 1955.

This is Frank's Italian Shoe Repair business opened in 1955.

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#9 Earl Grey School. 7-3 Class, 1958.

Earl Grey School. 7-3 Class, 1958.

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#10 QEW/Highway 27 (now 427) area – Credit Angelo Nicoletti, 1958

QEW/Highway 27 (now 427) area - Credit Angelo Nicoletti, 1958

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#11 TTC Guide Thelma Clark at Yonge and Carlton 1951

TTC Guide Thelma Clark at Yonge and Carlton 1951

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#12 People outside their house on Balfour Avenue in East York, 1950s

People outside their house on Balfour Avenue in East York, 1950s

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#13 Franklin School, 1950s

Franklin School, 1950s

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#14 The Easter Bunny visiting Cloverdale Mall at Dundas and the East Mall, which was then called Roydon, in 1957.

The Easter Bunny visiting Cloverdale Mall at Dundas and the East Mall, which was then called Roydon, in 1957.

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#15 Riding Joan. Robert W. Shannon was in the Toronto Mounted Unit, 1950

Riding Joan. Robert W. Shannon was in the Toronto Mounted Unit, 1950

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#16 A mother with her child in East Lynn Park, 1950s

A mother with her child in East Lynn Park, 1950s

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#17 Oakridge Public School on the Danforth in Scarborough, 1953

Oakridge Public School on the Danforth in Scarborough, 1953

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  1. I used to climb on the roofs of Oakridge,Samuel Hearne and St.Dunstans Catholic.For years I did that scooping up every imaginable basketball,tennis balls,soccerballs and other various nick nacks that people would throw up there.I lived at 19 Pharmacy Ave from 1965 to 1981.After Attending Kindergarten to grade 8 at St Dunstans Catholic. School headed of to Birchmount Park C.I. Those were amazing days and so many amazing memories. Live in The region of Kapuskasing Ontario now.

  2. i was looking for this pic for years thank you nobody had a pic of the school i was in that school before it was torn down the old wood desks were chewed by Termites and there was i hole in the floor on the second floor which we thought was odd we heard noises got spooked and ran out of there up Robinson home . later found out they had a dance and someone fell through the floor mid 60s time because of the termites ,they later used a couple of Trailers out front for Administration i think and then boarded up the school is when we went in as kids ,

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#18 House on Linsmore Cr. in 1956

House on Linsmore Cr. in 1956

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#19 Springdale Ave, 1954.

Springdale Ave, 1954.

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#20 34 Wedgewood Dr., 1953

34 Wedgewood Dr., 1953

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#21 109 Wedgewood Avenue In North York, 1950

109 Wedgewood Avenue In North York, 1950

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#22 Wedgewood Avenue In North York. Looking northeast from 109 Wedgewood, 1950

Wedgewood Avenue In North York. Looking northeast from 109 Wedgewood, 1950

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#23 TTC Subway car in Lawton loop ,Yonge st above st clair, 1953

TTC Subway car in Lawton loop ,Yonge st above st clair, 1953

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#24 Osvald and Lydia Einer, on Gerrard Street East near Bowmore Road, early 1950s

Osvald and Lydia Einer, on Gerrard Street East near Bowmore Road, early 1950s

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#25 Portion of the former Central Prison, Strachan Avenue, west side, south of King St., 1953

Portion of the former Central Prison, Strachan Avenue, west side, south of King St., 1953

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#26 Portion of the former Central Prison, Strachan Avenue, west side, south of King St., 1953

Portion of the former Central Prison, Strachan Avenue, west side, south of King St., 1953

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#27 TTC Streetcar 2482 interior view during a fan trip – 12th of June 1955

TTC Streetcar 2482 interior view during a fan trip - 12th of June 1955

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#28 Fran’s Restaurant opened in 1950 at 20 College Street

Fran's Restaurant opened in 1950 at 20 College Street

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#29 The abandoned control tower from the King Airport on north side of King Vaughan Road just east of Highway 400, 1950s

The abandoned control tower from the King Airport on north side of King Vaughan Road just east of Highway 400, 1950s

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#30 Old Loretto Abbey, 403 Wellington St. W., circa late 1950s.

Old Loretto Abbey, 403 Wellington St. W., circa late 1950s.

Here is another shot of that location, looking west along the Wellington frontage. Likely only a short time before it was demolished.

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#31 Miss Toronto competition, 1956.

Miss Toronto competition, 1956.

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#32 Riding my wheels on St. Clements Ave., 1950

Riding my wheels on St. Clements Ave., 1950

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#33 TTC Hillcrest yard Bathurst Street, 1953

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#34 Yonge and Carlton Street, 1954

Yonge and Carlton Street, 1954

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#35 Playing in the backyard pool, 1950s

Playing in the backyard pool, 1950s

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#36 Falmouth Ave, Scarborough in summer of 1954.

Falmouth Ave, Scarborough in summer of 1954.

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#37 Danforth Ave. in 1953.

Danforth Ave. in 1953.

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#38 three young friends eating bananas and sitting on the ground in front of 5 Sherwood Ave. in Scarborough, 1956

three young friends eating bananas and sitting on the ground in front of 5 Sherwood Ave. in Scarborough, 1956

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#39 Riverdale Zoo, 1956

Riverdale Zoo, 1956

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#40 House, on Clandaboye Ave. on Centre Island, 1950

House, on Clandaboye Ave. on Centre Island, 1950

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#41 Wilfred Ave, looking east towards Bayview Ave., 1957

Wilfred Ave, looking east towards Bayview Ave., 1957

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#42 TTC Hillcrest yard , gets Delivery of New Trolley bus t48 Brill., 1953

TTC Hillcrest yard , gets Delivery of New Trolley bus t48 Brill., 1953

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#43 ST Clair streetcar NB on Yonge st at Berwick ave on a Diversion run, 1952

ST Clair streetcar NB on Yonge st at Berwick ave on a Diversion run, 1952

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#44 Yonge and Crescent Road, looking west from new Rosedale subway Station, 1954

Yonge and Crescent Road, looking west from new Rosedale subway Station, 1954

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#45 Bus on Yonge Street near Alexandria Street, 1954.

Bus on Yonge Street near Alexandria Street, 1954.

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#46 Looking north on Weston Road to Rogers Road, 1954.

Looking north on Weston Road to Rogers Road, 1954.

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#47 A&W drive up restaurant, Etobicoke, 1957

A&W drive up restaurant, Etobicoke, 1957

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#48 Centre Island….Manitou Rd, otherwise known as the Main Drag, 1950s

Centre Island....Manitou Rd, otherwise known as the Main Drag, 1950s

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#49 Rogers rd. streetcar, 1950s

Rogers rd. streetcar, 1950s

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#50 The station is on the south side of Rogers Road, 1950s

The station is on the south side of Rogers Road, 1950s

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#51 Here’s a non-TTC slide that I purchased from John F. Knight last year showing the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown Arch at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1953

Here's a non-TTC slide that I purchased from John F. Knight last year showing the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown Arch at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1953

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#52 Happy New Year from the fine folks at Canada Post. Royal Mail Truck, 1957

Happy New Year from the fine folks at Canada Post. Royal Mail Truck, 1957

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#53 Portion of the former Central Prison in use by John Inglis & Co., Strachan Avenue, west side, south of King St. Photo by James V. Salmon, May 1953.

Portion of the former Central Prison in use by John Inglis & Co., Strachan Avenue, west side, south of King St. Photo by James V. Salmon, May 1953.

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#54 C.N.R. No. 6131, looking east towards John Inglis factory and Strachan Avenue bridge, May 2, 1955.

C.N.R. No. 6131, looking east towards John Inglis factory and Strachan Avenue bridge, May 2, 1955.

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#55 TTC Streetcar 2482 at Kipling Loop – 12th of June 1955

TTC Streetcar 2482 at Kipling Loop - 12th of June 1955

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#56 Victoria Park Avenue, looking northwest to the farm of Arthur Hill, southwest corner of Victoria Park Avenue and Old Finch Avenue, 1955

Victoria Park Avenue, looking northwest to the farm of Arthur Hill, southwest corner of Victoria Park Avenue and Old Finch Avenue, 1955

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#57 Store at 1165 Bloor St. West, just west of Dufferin, 1959

Store at 1165 Bloor St. West, just west of Dufferin, 1959

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#58 Jack Kent Cooke (centre) with Mayor Nathan Phillips (right) and Metro Chairman Frederick G. Gardiner (left), Maple Leaf Stadium, 1955

Jack Kent Cooke (centre) with Mayor Nathan Phillips (right) and Metro Chairman Frederick G. Gardiner (left), Maple Leaf Stadium, 1955

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#59 Demolition of a block of houses in what would become the Regent Park housing project, 1953

Demolition of a block of houses in what would become the Regent Park housing project, 1953

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#60 Demolition of a block of houses in what would become the Regent Park housing project, 1953

Demolition of a block of houses in what would become the Regent Park housing project, 1953

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#61 “City To Rebuild Slums” – A still from ‘Farewell Oak Street’, the 1953

"City To Rebuild Slums" - A still from 'Farewell Oak Street', the 1953

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#62 North side of Dundas St. E., looking west to TFD Fire Station 7 at Parliament St. – A still from ‘Farewell Oak Street’, 1953

North side of Dundas St. E., looking west to TFD Fire Station 7 at Parliament St. - A still from 'Farewell Oak Street', 1953

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#63 A still from ‘Farewell Oak Street’, the 1953 documentary film by Grant McLean, NFB.

A still from 'Farewell Oak Street', the 1953 documentary film by Grant McLean, NFB.

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#64 A Canadian Pacific passenger train lead by nearly new FP9 1415 heads southbound down the Don Branch bound for Toronto’s Union Station, 1954

A Canadian Pacific passenger train lead by nearly new FP9 1415 heads southbound down the Don Branch bound for Toronto's Union Station, 1954

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#65 UofT Pre-Dental class around 1954.

UofT Pre-Dental class around 1954.

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#66 Yonge St. & Davisville Ave., a view looking north, 1954.

Yonge St. & Davisville Ave., a view looking north, 1954.

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#67 Brill Bus. Bathurst Hillcrest Yards June 1955.

Brill Bus. Bathurst Hillcrest Yards June 1955.

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#68 Toronto subway cars in Montreal 1953.

Toronto subway cars in Montreal 1953.

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#69 Another view of the Oak Leaf Steam Baths, looking southwest from Bathurst and Robinson. The old Pepsi truck is a neat detail.” 216 Bathurst Street, late 1950s.

Another view of the Oak Leaf Steam Baths, looking southwest from Bathurst and Robinson. The old Pepsi truck is a neat detail." 216 Bathurst Street, late 1950s.

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#70 Bathurst, north of Queen. A late 1950s view of the Oak Leaf Steam Baths (closed in 2015).

Bathurst, north of Queen. A late 1950s view of the Oak Leaf Steam Baths (closed in 2015).

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#71 Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Sheppard Avenue East., Agincourt, 1958

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Sheppard Avenue East., Agincourt, 1958

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#72 Eaton’s representative, early 1950s, during a parade downtown.

Eaton's representative, early 1950s, during a parade downtown.

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#73 Eaton’s representative, parked in front of the cenotaph at Old City Hall, early 1950s

Eaton's representative, parked in front of the cenotaph at Old City Hall, early 1950s

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#74 John Foran & Aunt Cathy at Sunnyside Beach, 1958.

John Foran & Aunt Cathy at Sunnyside Beach, 1958.

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#75 Toronto downtown location, 1954

Toronto downtown location, 1954

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#76 West side of Seaton Street, north of Gerrard, 1958.

West side of Seaton Street, north of Gerrard, 1958.

Specifically, the large building (320 Seaton) was the original Seaton House, opened in 1931 as a Depression-era shelter, and demolished in 1958.

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#77 Rexton Equipment Limited, Danforth Road, south east side, north of Mack Ave., 1955

Rexton Equipment Limited, Danforth Road, south east side, north of Mack Ave., 1955

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#78 A view looking north east to the downtown Toronto skyline, pre-modern office towers, 1959

A view looking north east to the downtown Toronto skyline, pre-modern office towers, 1959

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#79 Another view from the Bank of Commerce building, 1959.

Another view from the Bank of Commerce building, 1959.

Looking SE, over the LCBO office/warehouse, towards the Redpath plant. Coolest part of this shot is the O’Keefe Centre, under construction, in the foreground.

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#80 Lawrence Avenue East & Pharmacy Avenue looking southwest, 1952

Lawrence Avenue East & Pharmacy Avenue looking southwest, 1952

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#81 Lawrence Avenue East & Pharmacy Avenue looking southwest, 1952

Lawrence Avenue East & Pharmacy Avenue looking southwest, 1952

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#82 A view looking south from the Bank of Commerce building, 1959.

A view looking south from the Bank of Commerce building, 1959.

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#83 A house on Parliament St. just south of Wellesley, Summer of 1957.

A house on Parliament St. just south of Wellesley, Summer of 1957.

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#84 Newly arrived immigrant from Italy working on the Yonge street subway, early 1950s.

Newly arrived immigrant from Italy working on the Yonge street subway, early 1950s.

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#85 Centre Island, 1955

Centre Island, 1955

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#86 Construction for a Dominion (Now a Shoppers Drug Mart) at 550 Eglinton Avenue West, 1956

Construction for a Dominion (Now a Shoppers Drug Mart) at 550 Eglinton Avenue West, 1956

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#87 D.B. Hood Public School on Dufferin Street, 1958.

D.B. Hood Public School on Dufferin Street, 1958.

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#88 View north from 260 Yonge St., near Shuter St., 1950

View north from 260 Yonge St., near Shuter St., 1950

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#89 Bridge, Steeles Avenue West, East of Dufferin Street, 1959.

Bridge, Steeles Avenue West, East of Dufferin Street, 1959.

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#90 67 Parkwood; no longer there, 1950s

67 Parkwood; no longer there, 1950s

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#91 TTC loop, Lake Shore near Humber, 1950s.

TTC loop, Lake Shore near Humber, 1950s.

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#92 Simcoe St. and Front St., looking north east, 1952.

Simcoe St. and Front St., looking north east, 1952.

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#93 Davenport west of lansdowne – Credit ‎Leonard Jacks‎, 1954

Davenport west of lansdowne - Credit ‎Leonard Jacks‎, 1954

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#94 Avenue Road, 1954

Avenue Road, 1954

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#95 The CHUM Satellite Station would travel all over the GTA and beyond from 1959

The CHUM Satellite Station would travel all over the GTA and beyond from 1959

The DJs would be there broadcasting live and giving out autographs, CHUM charts, CHUM fans and many other cool things. Besides inside the Princes' Gate at the CNE

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#96 Church at 1582 King Street West, 1951

Church at 1582 King Street West, 1951

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#97 YMCA at 1582 King Street West, 1951

YMCA at 1582 King Street West, 1951

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#98 MacLean Hunter Building, Dundas Street at University Avenue, 1950.

MacLean Hunter Building, Dundas Street at University Avenue, 1950.

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#99 Looking northeast at the intersection of Church and Queen Streets, 1954

Looking northeast at the intersection of Church and Queen Streets, 1954

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#100 Bosworth Hardware at Bloor and Armadale, 1950

Bosworth Hardware at Bloor and Armadale, 1950

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#101 TTC Streetcar 2572 heading westbound Front & Yonge 18 Mar 1954.

TTC Streetcar 2572 heading westbound Front & Yonge 18 Mar 1954.

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#102 Church Street looking north at Bloor Street, 1954

Church Street looking north at Bloor Street, 1954

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#103 Front – Tim McNeill, Janet (Wolkowski) Soucie, Brian Wolkowski. Back – Uncle Victor Wolkowski. We are on the veranda of 20 Royal St., 1957

Front - Tim McNeill, Janet (Wolkowski) Soucie, Brian Wolkowski. Back - Uncle Victor Wolkowski. We are on the veranda of 20 Royal St., 1957

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#104 Don Mills, 1957

Don Mills, 1957

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#105 Church St. and Alexander St. looking North east.. Lewis swanson, 1954

Church St. and Alexander St. looking North east.. Lewis swanson, 1954

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#106 Sam Shopsewitz and members of the Shopseys Hockey Team, 1950s

Sam Shopsewitz and members of the Shopseys Hockey Team, 1950s

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#107 Toronto in 1953.

Toronto in 1953.

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#108 From the days of stock car racing at the CNE, 1950s

From the days of stock car racing at the CNE, 1950s

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#109 Birthday Party 415 Wellesley St., 1958

Birthday Party 415 Wellesley St., 1958

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#110 North-West corner of Bathurst & Wilson Ave., 1956

North-West corner of Bathurst & Wilson Ave., 1956

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#111 TTC Prevost buses. Parked inside Young peoples Theatre when TTC owned the bldg., 1954

TTC Prevost buses. Parked inside Young peoples Theatre when TTC owned the bldg., 1954

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#112 Scarborough Junction School Section No. 10, 1956

Scarborough Junction School Section No. 10, 1956

It was established in 1847 and in 1850 a frame school was built for the children of the community to attend, later to be replaced by a brick building in 1870. In 1900 a two-room, two-storey school was built on Kennedy Road, just south of Danforth Road because the community was growing rapidly. When two more rooms were added in 1906 the Junction School became the largest public school in the Township at the time.

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#113 Looking down one of the aisles in the blouse department, Eaton’s department store, 1950s

Looking down one of the aisles in the blouse department, Eaton's department store, 1950s

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#114 Imperial Oil Esso service station, operated by A. Sullivan; located at Jane Street and Humber view Road, 1950

Imperial Oil Esso service station, operated by A. Sullivan; located at Jane Street and Humber view Road, 1950

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#115 Canadian Red Cross worker at the Malton airport, 1950

Canadian Red Cross worker at the Malton airport, 1950

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#116 Aerial view of Agincourt, 1950s

Aerial view of Agincourt, 1950s

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#117 Frank Sullivan, Island Canoe Club, Long Pond, Centre Island Toronto, 1950s

Frank Sullivan, Island Canoe Club, Long Pond, Centre Island Toronto, 1950s

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#118 Early construction at Canada’s Wonderland, 1950s

Early construction at Canada’s Wonderland, 1950s

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