What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Dovercourt Subway/Then

Dovercourt Subway/ThenLooking north up Dovercourt from Dupont in 1911 at the level crossing.
Dovercourt Subway/Then
The same view 4 years later as the subway nears completion. It certainly seems that Toronto was able to accomplish a lot of public works projects within a short period of time with simple tools and manpower back then. I wonder why we can’t do the same thing today. The roadwork on Roncesvalles has taken forever and still not finished. In addition the pavement is a mess of potholes and patches, clearly a hazard for pedestrians and cyclists.
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