Before new City Hall was built (1965), Chestnut Street extended south through the Ward to Queen West just west of Bay.
This photo dates from the mid 1950’s. The Variety Hotel, note the Vitrolite facade.
Another view. Note the New York Grill as well.
This entry was posted on April 23, 2014 by greg chown. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with Queen and Chestnut/Then and Now, the New York Grill, The Variety Hotel, Toronto History.
..there was a theatre across the street where they still had vaudeville….wonder if there is a pic of it….that would take me back….was it called the “casino”?
April 24, 2014 at 12:02 am
Yes, it was the Casino Theatre on the south side of Queen west of Bay – burlesque, strippers, and some good well-known musical groups.
April 24, 2014 at 1:11 am
I’ve got a picture of the Casino on this site as well.
April 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm
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