More Vintage Parkdale
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.
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.