What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Queen and Chestnut/Then and Now


pictures-r-3611Before 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.

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 7.43.17 PM pictures-r-1100Another view. Note the New York Grill as well.



3 responses

  1. peter woolrich

    ..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

    • Bruce Chown

      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

  2. I’ve got a picture of the Casino on this site as well.

    April 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm

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