Front St E and Jarvis St in the 1950-60s & 2023

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Looking northeast towards the corner of Front St E and Jarvis St in Toronto’s St Lawrence neighbourhood. In the archive photo, notice the Graymar House Hotel on the left. From 1934 until approximately 1969, the building was home to the hotel and tavern; however, the heritage-designated structure was constructed in the 1830s/40s for commercial and residential purposes. It’s one of the last surviving buildings that once formed part of Market Square.

Another building to note in the vintage photo is the one-storey stone building in the centre foreground, the City Weigh House. The building was constructed circa 1850 and situated close to the market. According to an 1858 Toronto Handbook and an 1861 City Directory, farm produce, hay, straw, etc., was weighed, and taxes were levied. The Weigh House was taken down in about 1963. The two other buildings behind the former Weigh House still exist today.

Between 1950-60s/2023 – Looking northeast towards the corner of Front St E and Jarvis St in Toronto’s St Lawrence neighbourhood. In the archive photo, notice the Graymar House Hotel on the left. From 1934 until approximately 1969, the building was home to the hotel and tavern; however, the heritage-designated structure was constructed in the 1830s/40s for commercial and residential purposes. It’s one of the last surviving buildings that once formed part of Market Square. Another building to note in the vintage photo is the one-storey stone building in the centre foreground, the City Weigh House. The building was constructed circa 1850 and situated close to the market. According to an 1858 Toronto Handbook and an 1861 City Directory, farm produce, hay, straw, etc., was weighed, and taxes were levied. The Weigh House was taken down in about 1963. The two other buildings behind the former Weigh House still exist today
Between 1950-60s/2023 – Looking northeast towards the corner of Front St E and Jarvis St in Toronto’s St Lawrence neighbourhood (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 492, Item 138)
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