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Lakeshore and the Humber/Hand Painted Signs

Series 372, Subseries 34 - Humber bridge photographs Series 372, Subseries 34 - Humber bridge photographsThe old Humber Streetcar loop can be seen in the background of the first photo.

20131018-humber-loop-lake-shore-road-1934loopIt’s difficult to post a “now” photo with these as the landscape has changed so dramatically with the building of the QEW and later the Gardiner.

Mark Moore has supplied the photo below of another boathouse at the mouth of the Humber.

-1Below, Barton’s 1954. The end of the line…

pictures-r-3110Destroyed by ice perhaps?

Wendy commented on this photo and now it makes sense. This is the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel that ripped down the Humber River (October 15, 1954)  leaving a swath of destruction in it’s path.


6 responses

  1. Wendy

    Such a poignant photo of Barton’s. My Dad; Lloyd worked nights there after my family moved from England to Toronto. My sister Barb used to pull the canoes up onto the dock after rentals. She also helped Mr. Barton with filing from time to time.

    January 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    • That’s a great little story. Thanks

      January 31, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  2. Wendy

    my family lived just behind Barton’s and were flooded out when Hurricane Hazel Struck. They lost everything.

    February 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  3. my mom is a little fuzzy on the details but her grandmother and her step grandfather owned Mcgraw’s boathouse not sure if I have any photos I just got all my mom’s

    May 22, 2016 at 8:39 am

  4. I think Bartons boathouse was Mcgraws boathouse as I have a pic of my grandmother and her brother under the bridge I think late twenties

    May 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    • Mcgraws boathouse is not listed after 1937 which makes sense as both Agnes Mcgraw and Fred Mcgraw died in 1936

      June 16, 2018 at 9:08 am

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