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More Vintage Parkdale

1239288_10151630740662688_1565764005_o 1270076_10151630741842688_589897257_oThe south side of Queen opposite West Lodge in the early 1960’s.

Mark Moore:

Wow – that Ostrander’s Jewellers in the second photo is great. My wife worked at head office and visited their stores from time to time. She told me that one ( on the north side of Queen), had a basement that extended out beneath the street ! Very strange. Also used to have their name in terrazzo at the recessed entrance which was still there after the store was closed for years.

A vintage billboard and a store in Niagara Falls.

f1488_it6614 283218-553813 282033-553079Below E.L Ruddy, The Billboard King of Canada.

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E.L. Ruddy  was the name of an American newspaper advertising salesman that had set up a billboard advertising business and it was once upon a time a Toronto advertising firm that dominated the Downtown core in billboards.

lE.L. Ruddy is now the name of a restuarant on Dundas West.

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2 responses

  1. Mark Moore

    Wow – that Ostrander’s Jewellers in the second photo is great. My wife worked at head office and visited their stores from time to time. She told me that one ( on the north side of Queen), had a basement that extended out beneath the street ! Very strange. Also used to have their name in terrazzo at the recessed entrance which was still there after the store was closed for years.

    November 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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