"Lost in thought: Shawn Hall, 3, is absorbed by a window display at Simpson's." Photo by Dick Loek, Dec. 19, 1988. - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives.

"Lost in thought: Shawn Hall, 3, is absorbed by a window display at Simpson's." Photo by Dick Loek, Dec. 19, 1988. - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives.

The Robert Simpson Company, or Simpsons (Simpson's until 1972), was a Canadian department store chain, founded by Robert Simpson. The chain was eventually bought by the Hudson's Bay Company. The building in picture is the flagship store built in 1894 in Toronto, Ontario.

The Robert Simpson Company, or Simpsons (Simpson's until 1972), was a Canadian department store chain, founded by Robert Simpson. The chain was eventually bought by the Hudson's Bay Company. The building in picture is the flagship store built in 1894 in Toronto, Ontario.

Baby Donald Brown, 57 Millicent Street, Toronto, March 3, 1916. #Edwardian #children #1910s #Canada

Baby Donald Brown, 57 Millicent Street, Toronto, March 3, 1916. #Edwardian #children #1910s #Canada

Bay Street, the Temple, and City Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (    Creator: Unknown  Date: 1910

Bay Street, the Temple, and City Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ( Creator: Unknown Date: 1910

CPR train buffet car, March 1, 1925, from the City of Toronto archives.

CPR train buffet car, March 1, 1925, from the City of Toronto archives.

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