What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Cherry and Front/Then and Now

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 The old Canary Restaurant and School on Cherry Street and Front (formerly Palace Street)

More on the history of this building here.

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 It doesn’t look much different now but it will!


An old house on the opposite side of the street circa 1983. It’s hard to imagine that not only was this once a residential neighbourhood but that it was also the centre of the town. The Parliament buildings were a block away and Gooderham and Worts a major employer.

B&W photos by  Patrick Cummins

601384_448545115215478_348444184_n-1The former residential nature of Cherry Street can be seen in this photo, labelled Cherry Street looking north from Mill Street.

Screen Shot 2013-02-23 at 10.39.55 AMFrom a 1913 map.


2 responses

  1. William Mewes

    I actualy looked at a house for sale on Cherry Street in the 1970s.
    It was a little bit north of that building and on the other side of the street.
    The reason I didn’t buy it was that it was half of a semi detatched and the other half had been demolished.
    Where the other half had been there were wooden beams at about a 45 degree angle supporting that wall with the bases coming down in a parking lot where tractor trailers were coming in and out at night.
    I had visions of someone reversing into one of the supports and the house falling down.

    February 13, 2013 at 3:12 am

  2. Can you remember how much the asking price?

    February 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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