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My wife and I wait for the bus at 3AM as we return from the Toronto Islands where some dear friends had just married. We are tired but, for once, we have time to stop and look at the city that surrounds us, towers over us.
Possibly the carriage of the Misses Clark (Jean Mortimer Clark and Elise Gordon Clark, daughters of Sir William Mortimer Clark) who were perhaps the last in Toronto to keep to a carriage. Date Created year approximate for 1935.
My grandmother was walking my mother down Yonge Street towards Queen street. A photographer captured this photograph.
Yonge St. Arcade was built in 1884 on the East side of Yonge St., opposite Temperance St., and demolished in 1954.
This electric streetcar belonging to the Toronto and York Radial Railway is pictured on Yonge at Yonge Blvd. Incorporated in 1877, this railway was animal-powered until it converted to electric in 1890. The Metropolitan station was located at Yonge &…

This is my favourite Yonge and Gerrard Story.

My father was a mechanic at Gorrie's car dealership which was where 40 Gerrard St. apts. are across from Ryerson Theatre in the 20's. A number of mechanics were just pouring only oil down the…
My dad was an Irish immigrant from Belfast and it was such a struggle to raise a family in those days but he always walked so proud and dressed perfectly. A good man. He died in 1979.
A painting of Thomas Nightingale's house, which stood near the corner of Yonge & Roxborough streets, just north of the modern Rosedale subway station, in the 1870s.
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