Spadina and Dundas/Then and Now
Looking east, 1965. Note the south side of Dundas is still quite residential and tree lined as well as Shapiro’s Sodas (Shapiro’s Drug Store) on the corner.
This was taken when this neighbourhood was still very Jewish. Chinatown was still further east of University.
Shapiro’s was not a soda shoppe, but one of the oldest drug stores in the city which had a soda fountain. It was cut into the corner of the building which housed the Victory theatre. Just north of the Victory was Shopsy’s original deli. In those days the garment district was on Spadina, stretching from below Queen to well north of Dundas.