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Steam engines, eastern entrance to Union Station, Toronto, with the Royal York Hotel in the background

Steam engines, eastern entrance to Union Station, Toronto, with the Royal York Hotel in the background

Toronto, Grand Opera House Built in 1874, demolished in 1927, replaced by Scotia Bank

Toronto, Grand Opera House Built in 1874, demolished in 1927, replaced by Scotia Bank

<p>I love Toronto's history, so this triip will take you through the weird and wonderful history of Toronto. From clown fights, to fires, to barber shops inside a whale's mouth, Toronto has a strange and intriguing past. This short and sweet tour explores some of the sights of Toronto's history, as well as some of the city's most beloved neighbourhoods. </p><p>The triip begins at Old City Hall and ends at the Distillery District.</p>

<p>I love Toronto's history, so this triip will take you through the weird and wonderful history of Toronto. From clown fights, to fires, to barber shops inside a whale's mouth, Toronto has a strange and intriguing past. This short and sweet tour explores some of the sights of Toronto's history, as well as some of the city's most beloved neighbourhoods. </p><p>The triip begins at Old City Hall and ends at the Distillery District.</p>

The Broadview Hotel 1

The Broadview Hotel 1

toronto 1900sThe King Edward Hotel as it appeared when it opened in 1903. Designed by Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb and E. J. Lennox (famous for his design of Old City Hall,) work began in 1901. As part of the plan, Victoria St. was extended south of King to Scott St. It was named in honour of King Edward VII shortly before it opened in honour of Canada's newly-crowned monarch.

toronto 1900sThe King Edward Hotel as it appeared when it opened in 1903. Designed by Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb and E. J. Lennox (famous for his design of Old City Hall,) work began in 1901. As part of the plan, Victoria St. was extended south of King to Scott St. It was named in honour of King Edward VII shortly before it opened in honour of Canada's newly-crowned monarch.

1918 Harbor Commission Office. Note that the lake was at the front door before the big landfill project.

1918 Harbor Commission Office. Note that the lake was at the front door before the big landfill project.

Toronto's Distillery District is now one of the trendiest parts of the city with high end shops entertainment, art and restaurants. The Gooderham and Worts Distillery was originally founded in 1832 by William Gooderham and James Worts. It eventually became the largest distillery in the British Empire.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooderham_and_Worts

Toronto's Distillery District is now one of the trendiest parts of the city with high end shops entertainment, art and restaurants. The Gooderham and Worts Distillery was originally founded in 1832 by William Gooderham and James Worts. It eventually became the largest distillery in the British Empire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooderham_and_Worts

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