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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 NowThe N/E corner of King and John on a snowy day in the early 60’s.The Eclipse Whitewear Building (1903) is significant as one of the earliest warehouses constructed on the former Upper Canada College campus on Russell Square, where the company produced children’s and ladies’ underwear for over half a century.
J. Elliot says:
322 King St. W. was the site of the first Toronto Sun offices before the paper moved to 333 King St. E.King and John/Then and NowToday and not too much has changed.




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.

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The same view in 2010