The Toronto Arcade/Then and Now
The Toronto Arcade , the first in Canada was built in 1883 on the east side of Yonge Street at the intersection of Temperence Street.
Going going..gone. Victoria and Lombard can be seen in the distance.
Ernie Coomb’s (Mr. Dress Up/CBC) wife was killed here by an out of control car that smashed through the Loblaws’ store front in 1992.
By the 1950’s it was no longer fashionable and was demolished in 1955.The same view in 2010.
.An interior view from 1888.
A collection of period ads.
This is the Manning Arcade, designed by E.J. Lennox and built in 1882 on the north side of King just west of Yonge Street.