Andre has provided this link to a short film on Youtube.
This entry was posted on August 16, 2015 by greg chown. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with Exhibition Street Car Loop., Toronto History.
The “Exhibition Streetcar” – brilliant – such a valuable piece of Toronto history.
August 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm
Yes, I remember those old street cars very well. My friends and I often walked from Sorauren Avenue so we could save our nickel for the fair. The people in the film all look well dressed and not poor, rushing to see all the wonders at the CNE. Black Tuesday, October 24, 1929, was the day of the U.S. stock market crash that spread worldwide, wiped out fortunes, generated breadlines, had hoboes hopping freight trains all over the USA and Canada, and devastated the world’s economies until the war effort began in1939. Perhaps these film clips were from August-September 1929 before the shock of the depression had taken hold in Toronto. William Chown and Audrey Tomlin were married in September, 1930.
August 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm
Another good story from the past. William and a
Audrey were my grandparents and lived in Parkdale.
August 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm
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