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More Lost Parkdale

Before the Gardiner Expressway was built, Jameson was a quiet tree lined street with some of the grandest houses in Parkdale. All but two were demolished to build the corridor of apartment buildings that now dominate the street.

Below, looking south from Queen.


Two of the victims…



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The N/E corner of Queen and Macdonell.

The Metropolitan School of Music.


Currently under renovations with rumours that an A & W will be moving in soon..



Photo courtesy PVHS.

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The Harry Horne Company at 1297 Queen Street West.

From the 1924 City Directory:

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Below the intersection of Queen, King and Roncevalles from the late1970’s.

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More Lost Parkdale/Dunn and Springhurst


The corner of Dunn and Springhurst looking N/E circa 1912 prior to the railway tracks being lowered below grade. The little corner store is still in business.Screen shot 2013-04-06 at 8.47.04 AM dunn Screen shot 2013-04-06 at 8.48.50 AM


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Arnold’s Parkdale Market to the right would soon be replaced by the Parkdale Odeon Theatre in 1931.

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Screen shot 2013-04-07 at 10.24.38 AMA dog’s breakfast.