Queen St W and Spadina Ave circa 1914 & 2023

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Circa 1914/2023 – Looking northeast towards Queen St W from the south side of Spadina Ave in Toronto’s Fashion District. In the right foreground of the archive photo, notice the entrance of the underground public lavatory in the centre median on Spadina Ave. The men’s underground bathroom was opened in 1906, but by the late 1930s, there were calls to close it due to the traffic issues it was causing.

The tall building on the right originally served as an Oddfellows’ Hall and offices. It was constructed in 1886 and designed by architects Langley & Burke. The building received heritage status from the city in 1983.

Circa 1914/2023 – Looking northeast towards Queen St W from the south side of Spadina Ave in Toronto's Fashion District. In the right foreground of the archive photo, notice the entrance of the underground public lavatory in the centre median on Spadina Ave. The men’s underground bathroom was opened in 1906, but by the late 1930s, there were calls to close it due to the traffic issues it was causing. The tall building on the right originally served as an Oddfellows’ Hall and offices. It was constructed in 1886 and designed by architects Langley & Burke. The building received heritage status from the city in 1983
Circa 1914/2023 – Looking northeast towards Queen St W from the south side of Spadina Ave in Toronto’s Fashion District (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 1368)
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