Past & Present – Part 3

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1939/2020 - Metro Theatre was once located at 677 Bloor St W, between Manning Ave and Clinton St on the south side. Built in 1938, architects Kaplan & Sprachman designed the theatre in the Art Deco Style. On the marquee, "Delinquent Parents," starring Doris Weston, Maurice Murphy and Helen MacKellar, was playing. Today, the former theatre building is home to Basecamp Climbing Bloor West
1939/2020 – Metro Theatre was once located at 677 Bloor St W, between Manning Ave and Clinton St on the south side. Built in 1938, architects Kaplan & Sprachman designed the theatre in the Art Deco Style. On the marquee, “Delinquent Parents,” starring Doris Weston, Maurice Murphy and Helen MacKellar, was playing. Today, the former theatre building is home to Basecamp Climbing Bloor West (City of Toronto Archives, Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, Fonds 122, Series 881, File 350)

1937/2021 - Parkdale Theatre once at 1605 Queen St W at Triller Ave, southwest corner - opened from 1920 to 1970 - now Ambrosia Cannabis Emporium
1937/2021 – Parkdale Theatre once at 1605 Queen St W at Triller Ave, southwest corner – opened from 1920 to 1970 – now Ambrosia Cannabis Emporium (photo of a photo taken at City of Toronto Archives, Series 1278)

2021/1920-26 - Parkdale Theatre once at 1605 Queen St W at Triller Ave, southwest corner - opened from 1920 to 1970
2021/1920-26 – Parkdale Theatre once at 1605 Queen St W at Triller Ave, southwest corner – opened from 1920 to 1970 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 2964)

Rialto Theatre was once located at 219-221 Yonge St and Shuter St, on the southeast corner in the Downtown Yonge area
2021/1916 – Rialto Theatre was once located at 219-221 Yonge St and Shuter St, on the southeast corner in the Downtown Yonge area (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 2216)

2021/1936 - Eglinton Theatre once at 400 Eglinton Ave W, west of Avenue Rd on the north side - opened from 1936 to 2002, now the Eglinton Grand an entertainment venue
2021/1936 – Eglinton Theatre once at 400 Eglinton Ave W, west of Avenue Rd on the north side – opened from 1936 to 2002, now the Eglinton Grand an entertainment venue (Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, photo of photo taken at City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 122, Series 881)

2020/1972 - Victory Burlesque Theatre was once located at 287 Spadina Ave and Dundas St W, on the northeast corner in the Chinatown neighbourhood. Today the former theatre building is home to Rexall
2020/1972 – Victory Burlesque Theatre was once located at 287 Spadina Ave and Dundas St W, on the northeast corner in the Chinatown neighbourhood. Today the former theatre building is home to Rexall (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 47, Item 15)

2021/1954 - Bloor St W and Jane St, north side
2021/1954 – Bloor St W and Jane St, north side (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 492, Item 268)

2021/1972 - St Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front St E, east of Yonge St on the south side - opened in 1967
2021/1972 – St Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front St E, east of Yonge St on the south side – opened in 1967 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 13, Item 17)

2021/1928 - Scadding Cabin located at the southwest end of Exhibition Place - the cabin is in an area known as the "Historic Mile" near the Fort Rouillé Monument, the Stanley Barracks and Fort York
2021/1928 – Scadding Cabin located at the southwest end of Exhibition Place – the cabin is in an area known as the “Historic Mile” near the Fort Rouillé Monument, the Stanley Barracks and Fort York (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 6099)

2020/1972 - Front St E and Berkeley St, southwest corner
2020/1972 – Front St E and Berkeley St, southwest corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 21, Item 17)

2021/1960 - Lux Burlesque, formerly Bellevue Theatre, once at 360-362 College St on the north side, west of Brunswick Ave in the Harbord Village neighbourhood. The building that housed the theatre no longer exists and was replaced with the present-day medical office building
2021/1960 – Lux Burlesque, formerly Bellevue Theatre, once at 360-362 College St on the north side, west of Brunswick Ave in the Harbord Village neighbourhood. The building that housed the theatre no longer exists and was replaced with the present-day medical office building (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1257, Series 1057, Item 476)

2021/ 1972 - St Lawrence Hall at 157 King St E at Jarvis St, southwest corner - constructed in 1850 at a cost of £5,455 to build
2021/ 1972 – St Lawrence Hall at 157 King St E at Jarvis St, southwest corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 22, Item 36)

2021/ 1980 - St Lawrence Hall at 157 King St E at Jarvis St, southwest corner - constructed in 1850 at a cost of £5,455 to build
2021/ 1980 – St Lawrence Hall at 157 King St E at Jarvis St, southwest corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526, File 64, Item 108)

2021/1942 - Revue Theatre at ‪400 Roncesvalles Ave, south of Howard Park Ave on west side - opened in 1912
2021/1942 – Revue Theatre at ‪400 Roncesvalles Ave, south of Howard Park Ave on the west side – opened in 1912 (Revue Cinema)

2021/1949 - Old Don Jail once at ‪550 Gerrard St E at Broadview Ave - opened in 1864
2021/1949 – Old Don Jail once at ‪550 Gerrard St E at Broadview Ave – opened in 1864 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 1152)

2021/1973 - Old Don Jail once at ‪550 Gerrard St E at Broadview Ave - opened in 1864 and closed in 1977
2021/1973 – Old Don Jail once at ‪550 Gerrard St E at Broadview Ave – opened in 1864 and closed in 1977 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 124, File 3, Item 13)

2021/1973 - Yonge St south of St Mary St on west side
2021/1973 – Yonge St south of St Mary St on the west side (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526, File 2, Item 39)

2020/1972 - Looking towards the St Lawrence Market South, located at the southwest corner of Front St E and Jarvis St in the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto
2020/1972 – Looking towards the St Lawrence Market South, located at the southwest corner of Front St E and Jarvis St in the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 2032, Series 841, File2, Item 16)‬‬‬

2021/1982 - Ed's Warehouse once at 266 King St W and Ed Mirvish Way
2021/1982 – Ed’s Warehouse once at 266 King St W and Ed Mirvish Way (Duncan St), northeast corner (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526, File 67, Item 30)

2019/1980 - St Patrick’s Market Square looking south towards Queen St W
2019/1980 – St Patrick’s Market Square looking south towards Queen St W (City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 154, Item 22)

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