Then-and-Now: 10 Intersections in Toronto
While you can adjust the date of some images in Google Street View, the dates only go back to when Google first launched its fleet of camera-hatted cars. If you want to see what a Toronto street looked like in the 19th or 20th century, try searching the Digital Archive.
Below are ten then-and-now images of intersections across Toronto. These images can also be found in an interactive screen as part of Toronto Revealed, the current exhibit at the TD Gallery (more info at the end of this post).
1. Yonge Street and King Street, looking south (1872 and 2017)
2. Princess Street and The Esplanade, looking north (1907 and 2017)
3. Front Street West and York Street, looking south east at Union Station (1922 and 2017)
4. Gerrard Street, looking east at Broadview Avenue (1984 and 2017)
5. Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue, looking at the northeast corner (1981 and 2016)
6. Woodbine Avenue and Queen Street East, looking north (1972 and 2017)
7. Bay Street and Queen’s Quay West, looking north (1928 and 2017)
8. Weston Road and Lambton Avenue, looking northwest (1953 and 2017)
9. Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue, looking north (1970 and 2017)
10. St. Clair Avenue East and Kennedy Road, looking west (1956 and 2016)
Visit the current exhibit Toronto Revealed in the TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street, main floor). Free admission.
February 10 - April 22, 2018
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Free guided tours every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Toronto Revealed: Documenting Hidden Toronto: Monday, March 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Toronto Public Library has digitized all artwork in this exhibit. View them in the Digital Archive.