June 4, 1931/2023 – Looking south from Bathurst St towards the intersection of Lake Shore Blvd W and Fleet St, in the CityPlace and Bathurst Quay neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Notice the Loblaws Groceterias Company Limited building in both photos on the right. The building was constructed between 1927 and 1928 as the grocery chain’s warehouse and head office. Today, the heritage-designated building is home to a Loblaws grocery store along with other retail stores operated by the company.
In the archive photo is Maple Leaf Stadium, once at the foot of Bathurst St. The 23,500-seat Fenway-style stadium was built in 1926 and was home to the minor league Maple Leafs baseball team. The stadium was demolished in 1968 when the ball club moved to Louisville, KY. Today, the site of the former stadium is part residential and home to Little Norway Park as well as a gas station. The streetcar line is still in use to this day.
- Photo: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
- Vintage Photo: City of Toronto Archives