Times sure have changed... gearing up for the TASTE OF THE DANFORTH, we offer you this photo from the turn of the last century. It was taken around 1900 at what is now Playter Crescent, near Browning Ave. (a few blocks east of Broadview, just north of this weekend's excitement).
Established in old York in 1797, St. James' was the first parish in Toronto. During the War of 1812, the Anglican church was used as a hospital and suffered damaged by American troops. A bell tower, added in 1818, doubled as a fire bell for the town. This wooden building was replaced by a new stone building 1833. But it burnt down shortly after. After the new cathedral was completed in 1839, they moved the church graveyard to Parliament & Bloor.
1900s: TCR car amidst Boer War celebrations on Yonge Street. Toronto. Look at all the beautiful hats! Yonge St always gets me, I can't help but think of just how many people have walked the same path before me whenever I'm on it.
In the mid 19th-Century, Rossin House Hotel was one of the most prestigious hotels in Toronto and one of the early city’s tallest structure. Located at the southeast corner of King and York Streets in Toronto, it was originally built in 1856. As this picture shows, it was destroyed by a fire in 1862 and re-built the following year.