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Queen and Roncesvalles/Then

This intersection was at the time known as “Five Corners”. Queen Street continued west via a bridge that dropped down to the Lakeshore/Sunnyside. The Queensway wasn’t built until the late 1950’s.

photo-toronto-roncesvalles-and-king-streetcar-turning-onto-king-note-laura-secord-edgewater-hotel-globe-honor-box-c1960A shot from the bridge looking back to the intersection.

pictures-r-939And finally, from just west of Roncesvalles looking east along Queen.



2 responses

  1. Mark Moore

    Any timeline on the last two photos ? I take it that’s the Sunny Side Train Station on the right of the photo with a large apt. behind it ?

    April 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    • Bruce Chown

      You are correct. That is the long-gone Sunnyside Station. Just to the right of where the two people are walking between the car and the railing was a wrought iron staircase that led down to the Sunnyside Amusement Park. As pre-teens, my friends and I went up and down those stairs many times in the 1930s and 1940s. Lots of fun down below.

      April 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

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