Roncesvalles Ave and Queen St W Circa 1920 & 2023

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Looking north up Roncesvalles Ave, from the intersection of Queen St W, The Queensway and King St W, straddling Toronto’s Parkdale and Sunnyside neighbourhoods.

The archive photo shows TTC streetcar tracks being laid at the intersection. The left side of the present-day photo shows McDonald’s, originally the Sunnyside Bus Terminal, built in the mid-1930s. Just behind it is Hotel Shelter (with the Howard Johnson Inn sign), built as the Edgewater Hotel in 1939.

On the right side of the current photo, notice the building home to Burrito Boys. It was constructed in 1910 for the Imperial Bank and also appears in the archive photo. The bank building was designed by architect Frank Darling and, since 2020, has been listed on the city’s heritage register as part of the Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District.

Then and Now

Circa 1920/2023 – Looking north up Roncesvalles Ave, from the intersection of Queen St W, The Queensway and King St W, straddling Toronto's Parkdale and Sunnyside neighbourhoods. The archive photo shows TTC streetcar tracks being laid at the intersection. The left side of the present-day photo shows McDonald's, originally the Sunnyside Bus Terminal, built in the mid-1930s. Just behind it is Hotel Shelter (with the Howard Johnson Inn sign), built as the Edgewater Hotel in 1939. On the right side of the current photo, notice the building home to Burrito Boys. It was constructed in 1910 for the Imperial Bank and also appears in the archive photo. The bank building was designed by architect Frank Darling and, since 2020, has been listed on the city's heritage register as part of the Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District
Circa 1920/2023 – Looking north up Roncesvalles Ave, from the intersection of Queen St W, The Queensway and King St W, straddling Toronto’s Parkdale and Sunnyside neighbourhoods (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 1214)
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