Past & Present – Part 2

2021/1980’s - CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic Theatre) at 651 Yonge St, east side south of Charles St - once Showcase Cinema
2021/1980’s – CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic Theatre) at 651 Yonge St, east side south of Charles St – once Showcase Cinema (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 610, Item 12)

2020/1950 - Astor (later Showcase Cinema) once at 651-653 Yonge St, east side south of Charles St - now CAA Theatre formerly the Panasonic Theatre
2020/1950 – Astor (later Showcase Cinema) once at 651-653 Yonge St, east side south of Charles St – now CAA Theatre formerly the Panasonic Theatre (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1128, Series 380, Item 288)

2021/1945 - Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 506 Bloor St W, north side east of Bathurst St - once Midtown Theatre
2021/1945 – Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 506 Bloor St W, north side east of Bathurst St – once Midtown Theatre (Archives of Ontario, I0012578)

2021/1919 - Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 506 Bloor St W, north side east of Bathurst St - where Madison Theatre once stood
2021/1919 – Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 506 Bloor St W, north side east of Bathurst St – where Madison Theatre once stood (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 800)

2020/1972 - Queen St W and Spadina Ave, southeast corner
2020/1972 – Queen St W and Spadina Ave, southeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 47, Item 33)

2021/1945 - The Westlake at 2847 Lake Shore Blvd at Fourth St, southwest corner - once New Toronto Hotel
2021/1945 – The Westlake at 2847 Lake Shore Blvd at Fourth St, southwest corner – once New Toronto Hotel (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, File, Item 530)

2021/1934 - Maple Leaf Gardens at Carlton and Church Sts, northwest corner - now Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws
2021/1934 – Maple Leaf Gardens at Carlton and Church Sts, northwest corner – now Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 3185)

2021/1950 - Maple Leaf Gardens at Carlton and Church Sts, northwest corner - now Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws
2021/1950 – Maple Leaf Gardens at Carlton and Church Sts, northwest corner – now Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws (Toronto Public Library r-3834)

2021/1950 - Yonge St and Dundas St W, northwest corner
2021/1950 – Yonge St and Dundas St W, northwest corner (City of Toronto Archives, Series 574, File 13, ID 49321)

2021/1924 – Yonge St and Dundas St W, northwest corner
2021/1924 – Yonge St and Dundas St W, northwest corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 1834)

2019/1959 - Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place
2019/1959 – Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place (City of Toronto Archives, Series 65, File 58, Item 8)

2019/1937 - Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place
2019/1937 – Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 1446)

2020/1960 - Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place
2020/1960 – Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place (CNE Archives)

2020/1900’s - Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place
2020/1900’s – Dufferin Gate at Exhibition Place (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 14660)

1980’s/2021 - Cumberland Four once at 159 Cumberland St, south side east of Avenue Rd - the site is now home to Nespresso
1980’s/2021 – Cumberland Four once at 159 Cumberland St, south side east of Avenue Rd – the site is now home to Nespresso (Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, photo of photo taken at City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 122, Series 881, File 353)

2021/1978-80 - Coronet Theatre originally named The Savoy once at 399 Yonge St at Gerrard St E, northeast corner - now Barclay Jewelry
2021/1978-80 – Coronet Theatre originally named The Savoy once at 399 Yonge St at Gerrard St E, northeast corner – now Barclay Jewelry (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 310, Item 3)

2021/1972 - Imperial Six Theatre once at 263 Yonge St and 244 Victoria St, south of Dundas St E - now Ed Mirvish Theatre
2021/1972 – Imperial Six Theatre once at 263 Yonge St and 244 Victoria St, south of Dundas St E – now Ed Mirvish Theatre (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 214, File 3, Id 3)

2021/1936 – Allenby Theatre, later the Roxy, was once located at 1213 Danforth Ave – notice the marquee had a clock and says “cooled to your comfort”
2021/1936 – Allenby Theatre, later the Roxy, was once located at 1213 Danforth Ave – notice the marquee had a clock and says “cooled to your comfort” (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 1116)

2021/1949 - University Theatre once at 100 Bloor St W, north side west of Bay
2021/1949 – University Theatre once at 100 Bloor St W, north side west of Bay (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1248, Series 1343, File 128)

2021/1981 - University Theatre once at 100 Bloor St W, north side west of Bay
2021/1981 – University Theatre once at 100 Bloor St W, north side west of Bay (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 515, Item 10)

2019/1960 - Princes’ Gates entrance to Exhibition Place, at Strachan Ave and Lake Shore Blvd W
2019/1960 – Princes’ Gates entrance to Exhibition Place, at Strachan Ave and Lake Shore Blvd W (CNE Archives)

2019/1965 - Princes’ Gates entrance to Exhibition Place, at Strachan Ave and Lake Shore Blvd W
2019/1965 – Princes’ Gates entrance to Exhibition Place, at Strachan Ave and Lake Shore Blvd W (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 5802)

2020/1980’s - Princes’ Gates entrance to Exhibition Place, at Strachan Ave and Lake Shore Blvd W - opened in 1927
2020/1980’s- Princes’ Gates entrance to Exhibition Place (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 416, Item 7)

2020/1989 - Runnymede Theatre once at 2223 Bloor St W, south side west of Runnymede Rd - now Shoppers Drug Mart
2020/1989 – Runnymede Theatre once at 2223 Bloor St W, south side west of Runnymede Rd – now Shoppers Drug Mart (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 169, Item 106)

2020/1942 - Runnymede Theatre once at 2223 Bloor St W, south side west of Runnymede Rd - now Shoppers Drug Mart
2020/1942 – Runnymede Theatre once at 2223 Bloor St W, south side west of Runnymede Rd – now Shoppers Drug Mart (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 251, Series 1278, File 147)

2021/1958 - Bloor St W and Royal York Rd, northeast corner - - once TD Bank and SS Kresge Co
2021/1958 – Bloor St W and Royal York Rd, northeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 7965)

2021/1919 - Victoria and Lombard Sts, northeast corner
2021/1919 – Victoria and Lombard Sts, northeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 576)

2021/1972 - Victoria and Lombard Sts, northeast corner
2021/1972 – Victoria and Lombard Sts, northeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File17, Item 26)

2021/1890 - Victoria and Lombard Sts, northeast corner
2021/1890 – Victoria and Lombard Sts, northeast corner (Toronto Public Library r-4620)

2021/1935 - Bloordale/State Theatre once at ‪1606 Bloor St (now 1610), north side between Dorval Rd and Indian Rd - opened from 1935 to 1968
2021/1935 – Bloordale/State Theatre once at ‪1606 Bloor St (now 1610), north side between Dorval Rd and Indian Rd – opened from 1935 to 1968 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 1102)

1937/2020 - The CNE Midway when it was on the north side of the Coliseum (built in 1922) at Exhibition Place, where the Gardiner Expressway stands today
1937/2020 – The CNE Midway when it was on the north side of the Coliseum (built in 1922) at Exhibition Place, where the Gardiner Expressway stands today (CNE Archives)

2020/1960 - Princess Margaret Fountain at Exhibition Place - built in 1958
2020/1960 – Princess Margaret Fountain at Exhibition Place – built in 1958 (CNE Archives)

2021/1951 - Regent Theatre at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Belsize Dr on the east side - opened in 1927 and originally named Belsize and later the Crest
2021/1951 – Regent Theatre at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Belsize Dr on the east side – opened in 1927 and originally named Belsize and later the Crest (City of Toronto Archives, Series 372, Sub Series 58, Item 2174)

2021/1933 - Regent Theatre at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Belsize Dr on the east side - opened in 1927 and originally named Belsize and later the Crest Theatre
2021/1933 – Regent Theatre at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Belsize Dr on the east side – opened in 1927 and originally named Belsize and later the Crest Theatre (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 9735)

1933/2021/1951 - Regent Theatre at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Belsize Dr on the east side - opened in 1927 and originally named Belsize and later the Crest
1933/2021/1951 – Regent Theatre at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, north of Belsize Dr on the east side – opened in 1927 and originally named Belsize and later the Crest (City of Toronto Archives, Series 372, Sub Series 58, Item 2174 & Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 9735)

2019/2020 - Skyline Restaurant at 1426 Queen St W, east of Lansdowne Ave on the north side
2019/2020 – Skyline Restaurant at 1426 Queen St W, east of Lansdowne Ave on the north side

1920/1960’s - Fun and fashion at the EX
1920/1960’s – Fun and fashion at the EX (CNE Archives)

1921/1971 - Fun and fashion at the EX
1921/1971 – Fun and fashion at the EX (CNE Archives)

1911/1970 - Fun and fashion at the EX
1911/1970 – Fun and fashion at the EX (CNE Archives)

1954/2021 - Food building at the EX - build in 1954
1954/2021 – Food building at the EX – built in 1954 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 5680)

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