Over at blogTO, Derek Flack is raaaather good at putting together galleries of old Toronto photos. And I think his post of old bicycle pics is one my favourites so far. Most of them are from the early 1900s, back when the car-to-bike ratio was a little less, uh, Rob Ford friendly — some cyclists fly across the not-exactly-gridlocked Bloor Street Viaduct, another trudges up the muddy, automobile-less hills of St. Clair. I'll re-post a couple of my favourires here, but why even bother scrolling down when with a quick click you can check out his full post right here.
|Riding along the Don River, between Don Mills & Leaside, 1912|
|University Avenue, looking at about where the American Embassy is now, 1912|
|Yonge Street & Summerhill, 1915|
|The Royal York Hotel, 1919|