People 2014

 

The Toronto Before People series offers a snapshot of yesterday's Torontonians mixed in with a view of the same location as we see it today. These “then and now” photographs combine the old with the new. While the blending of two images gives a unique insight into who once stood at a particular spot for a picture or what happened at a certain location many years ago. At the same it also gives us a general feel for the past while keeping the present in perspective.

 

 

 

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Yonge Street Stroll

Yonge Street Stroll

Yonge St. north towards Queen Street 1922 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 772

Bay Street Organ Grinder

Bay Street Organ Grinder

Bay St. north from Richmond St. 1922 – 2014 Toronto Public Library, R 4809

Old News on King

Old News on King

Yonge St and Yonge St 1927 – 2010 Toronto Archives, Series 71, Item 4082

King’s Corner

King’s Corner

News Stand – Northwest corner of King St. and Bay St. 1931 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 58, Item 1289

Sales at Shopper’s

Sales at Shopper’s

Yonge St. and King St. 1913 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 70, Item 1

Openings

Openings

John David Eaton and Lady Eaton at opening of Eaton’s College Street store Yonge St and College St 1930 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 1941

Celebrations

Celebrations

Armistice Day, Bay St. and King St. 1918 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 891D

Messengers II

Messengers II

King St. West 1912 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 135F

Messengers

Messengers

King and Bay Street Banks 1912 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 133

Queen’s Park Kids

Queen’s Park Kids

Children at Preaching Stone in Queen’s Park 1911 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 635 A

Children of the Ward III

Children of the Ward III

“The Ward”, Nathan Philips Square, Old City Hall 1911 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 8029

Children of the Ward

Children of the Ward

“The Ward”, Nathan Philips Square, City Hall 1908 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 659

Children of the Ward II

Children of the Ward II

“The Ward”, Nathan Philips Square, City Hall, Westside Playground 1911 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 8028

Yonge Street Stroll

Yonge Street Stroll

Yonge St. north towards Queen Street 1922 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 772

Bay Street Organ Grinder

Bay Street Organ Grinder

Bay St. north from Richmond St. 1922 – 2014 Toronto Public Library, R 4809

Old News on King

Old News on King

Yonge St and Yonge St 1927 – 2010 Toronto Archives, Series 71, Item 4082

King’s Corner

King’s Corner

News Stand – Northwest corner of King St. and Bay St. 1931 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 58, Item 1289

Sales at Shopper’s

Sales at Shopper’s

Yonge St. and King St. 1913 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 70, Item 1

Openings

Openings

John David Eaton and Lady Eaton at opening of Eaton’s College Street store Yonge St and College St 1930 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 1941

Celebrations

Celebrations

Armistice Day, Bay St. and King St. 1918 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 891D

Messengers II

Messengers II

King St. West 1912 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 135F

Messengers

Messengers

King and Bay Street Banks 1912 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 133

Children of the Ward III

Children of the Ward III

“The Ward”, Nathan Philips Square, Old City Hall 1911 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 8029

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Children of the Ward

Children of the Ward

“The Ward”, Nathan Philips Square, City Hall 1908 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 659

Children of the Ward II

Children of the Ward II

“The Ward”, Nathan Philips Square, City Hall, Westside Playground 1911 – 2014 Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 8028