What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Adelaide and Victoria/Then and Now

Looking east along the north side including the Post Office Building.

pictures-r-5901 P1140667Below, some more photos of the Post Office through the yeras.

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6 responses

  1. sonyxmax

    Wow. Kind of at a loss for words. The modern version seems sorely lacking, don’t it? Far less personality and specificity of ornament and place.

    January 31, 2015 at 8:03 pm

  2. E. Jane Thompson

    Breaks my heart to see this… Look at the character of the old buildings and the pleasing scale.

    January 31, 2015 at 8:25 pm

  3. Good point “scale” …a thing we’ve lost touch with here, thanks to developers shoving THEIR vision of Toronto in our faces. I’m tired of people saying Toronto is a “young city” with no architectural past. We had stunning architecture (the kind that people go to other places now to appreciate) and “human scale” to match many great cities like Washington with it’s height restrictions. Sadly we didn’t protect what we had, and still don’t. What is left is at the mercy of “developers” and an out of touch city council who don’t realize that a lot of people don’t like the direction that Toronto has taken.

    January 31, 2015 at 9:02 pm

  4. That’s the Post Office that we used on Murdock for the backing.

    February 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

  5. At least they left the fire hydrant alone!

    February 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

  6. Isn’t this the building the NFB used to be in? (Not related – does anyone know where Fleet Street East used to run?)

    February 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

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