Friday, April 5, 2013

1930: Real Toronto Revisited

The R100 over Toronto's skyline, as seen from the harbour.  The three towering landmarks are the Royal York Hotel (now the Fairmont Royal York), opened in 1929, at the left of the photograph, the clock tower of the 1899 City Hall, seen at centre right, and the Canadian Bank of Commerce building, opened in 1930, seen at right.  Each of these buildings held the record for Toronto's tallest structure when they opened, but quickly outdid one another for the record.

Streetcars and automobiles on Front Street in front of the Royal York Hotel. 1930

Photos: Toronto Then and Now (1), City of Toronto Archives via Wikimedia Commons (2)

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