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The Toronto Arcade/Then and Now

The Toronto Arcade/Then and NowThe Toronto Arcade , the first in Canada was built in 1883 on the east side of Yonge Street at the intersection of Temperence Street.
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The Toronto Arcade/Then and Now As seen in the 1920’s.
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The Toronto Arcade/Then and NowIt’s sad and final days in the mid 1950’s.
Going going..gone. Victoria and Lombard can be seen in the distance.
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20130612-Arcade-Arcade-BuildingErnie 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.
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By the 1950’s it was no longer fashionable and was demolished in 1955.The same view in 2010.
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.An interior view from 1888.
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A collection of period ads.
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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.
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  1. Pingback: Victoria and Lombard/Then and Now | Lost Toronto

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