Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What Bay And Wellington Looked Like in 1925

I think this has just become one of my favourite old shots of the city. Though I don't really have too much to say about it. It was taken in the spring of 1925 looking north up Bay Street from Wellington. Construction workers are repairing the streetcar lines. It's still one of the most beautiful views in our city, I think, especially at night — one of our few terminating vistas: looking up Bay Street toward Old City Hall. (Which, in this photo, was still just plain old City Hall. It opened it 1899, built by the guy who is Toronto's most famous old timey architect, E.J. Lennox, who also designed Casa Loma, The King Edward Hotel, and a bunch of other stuff.)

1 comment:

  1. Busy and yet nostalgically pretty at the same time.