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Farb’s Car Wash

King and John/Then and Now

The N/W corner of King on John . The original occupant was  Toronto’s first hospital which in turn was replaced by the elegant Arlington Hotel.
Below, a good and correct drawing!

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This fire insurance map shows the hotel situated on the N/W corner.
The red portion indicates a brick structure and the yellow, the wooden porch.
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King and John/Then and NowLooking west across John Street in the early 1960’s. Farb’s car wash on the N/W corner was knocked down in the early 90’s and the site remained a parking lot until the Bell Lightbox was built last year. Note the neon sign.
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Last year during construction.
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King and John/Then and Now

King and John/Then and NowKing and John/Then and NowKing Street in the winter of 1961 looking west from John, Farb’s Car Wash (“The World’s Finest”) is on the right. A closer look at the south side reveals Authors and Cox sellers of medical trusses (hernia belts) crutches, supporters and invalid chairs. Behind, peaking out is a sign for Wilcox Signs, still in business and now located on Dundas near Dufferin.

King and John/Then and Now
The same view in 2010