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133-135 King St E - In this photo taken approximately 1890, we can see the Army and Navy clothing store, but there is only "half" of the building we know today. The addition came after that, and based on photographs we are estimating around 1890-1900. (Toronto Archives). . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreeteast #kingstreet


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Toronto's Past Preserved: 133-135 King St E - Originally built in 1842, there were significant alterations in 1888. What we see today is the Langley and Burke designed buildings. It is possible that part of the structure survived the 1849 fire, but that's just a theory. The facts are: that in 1875, the site was home to a tailor and furrier. (Toronto Archives) - Note the store with the extended awnings. . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreeteast #kingstreet


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Toronto's Past Preserved: 1981 vs 2019. 178 years later our building at 125 King St E continues to provide business with a home. Possibly residents up stairs with some shelter ? ( It sure did in the 70's ). Think for a moment that this building has been here almost as long as Toronto. . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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Toronto's Past Preserved: By the time the 1980's had come our 140 year old building had quite a long life. Here, it is under renovation to bring back to life. Today it stands proudly worked on once again in the 1990's resulting from their condo development behind it. . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreeteast #kingstreet


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Toronto's Past Preserved: 125 King was built in 1842. It's location across from St. James and being adjacent to the 19th century commercial warehouses have given it heritage importance and led to it's preservation. In this 1885 photo, if you notice the taller buildings with the oval front windows ( which are still there ) our building is just adjacent to them. Today it is 125 King St E but back in the 1800's there was no 125. This was probably 123 or 127 at one time or another according to the insurance maps from that time. Our store half of the D.Pike Co Tent's and Awnings. We would have found many types of businesses on this block such as Confectioner, Fruit Fish and Oyster dealer, Gentlemen's Furnishings ( aka clothes ), Grocers, Hatters and Furriers ( Toronto Archives ). The large debris on the ground is most likely ice. . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreeteast #kingstreet


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Toronto Past Preserved: 125 King St E. Moving further east on King St, this is the scene we would have encountered in the late 1800's, more specifically around 1885. This Past and Present shows our focus for this evening, next to the oval window building (Toronto Archives) . . . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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Tonight"s meditation is based on CLEARING AND HEALING THE CHAKRAS. It starts at 9 pm sharp Eastern time on Zoom. Its also FREE and guaranteed to make you feel better coping with the CCP Virus. All are welcome, contact me for access. artbygam@gmail.com #junctiontoronto #torontoartists #torontoartist #torontoartscene #torontoartgallery #torontoart #torontoabstractartist #canadianartist #torontobuildings #torontolandmarks #torontostreetartist #torontobusker #outsiderart #woodburningart #woodburningartist #wallnuthollow #pyrographics #supporttorontoartist #bohemianartist


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105-111 King St E: Built ca 1842 they have a prominent location across from St.James Cathedral. The buildings are remnants of that period and give us a concept of the physical character of the street and the District. Looking at similar attributes these buildings share with those on the street both today and back in the late 1800’s we can create a picture of the commercial nature of the street and the district. Most of the buildings have red brick, with stone detailing. The corner #105 unfortunately no longer stands but the others do! Looking at our subject buildings, they under went a restoration about 15 years ago and still look fantastic. The paint is gone and the red brick is back and bright. (Credit: Toronto Archives & Bob Krawzyk and Architectural Conservancy of Ontario ). Stay tuned as we shine a light on Toronto's Past Preserved! . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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107-111 King St 1970's. By the 1970's you'll see from many photos that buildings exteriors had gone through changes in style, stucco, painting, coverings in other materials, aluminum. The story was the same for our buildings. Here's how they looked in the 70's. (Toronto Archives) . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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Getting a feeling for the streetscape and nbhd is an important first step. In this photo, we look south on Church St toward King St in 1880. St James Church is on the left hand side, and the subject of tonight’s posting is right across the street. (Toronto Public Library) . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreet #kingstreeteast #tdot_shots


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King St East of Church in 1872: Outside of Fort York and Pioneer Village, the oldest commercial buildings are found on King Street. We are going to explore King St this week looking back at buildings dating as far back as 1842 that still stand today. The first grouping are three buildings on the south east corner of King St E and Church St. ******* First though we need to know the history behind the street names. King St was one of the earliest streets to be laid out in the town of York. The street was named after King George III ( born 1738. R 1760-1820 ) who was the reigning monarch at the time. Church Street was named after the first church in the Town of York which stood on the site of St James’ Cathedral at the north east corner of King and Church. ( Toronto Public Library ) . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreet #kingstreeteast #tdot_shots


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Welcome to the new series: Toronto’s Past Preserved. We go back into the past to look at some of the oldest structures still standing today. Many span over 100 years. Toronto’s oldest structures are the buildings at Fort York which were built for the War of 1812, although the history of the fort goes back further. Toronto’s oldest brick house is the Grange build in 1817. Let's start our journey at Yonge and King St E, looking east in 1873 before the King Edward Hotel or any of the buildings many of us know. Did you know there are buildings on this street dating back to 1842 ? (Toronto Public Library) . . . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #kingstreet #kingstreeteast #tdot_shots


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The magnificent St Lawrence Hall is located at 157 King St East in the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. - It was built in 1850, right after the Great Fire of Toronto 1849. That particular fire destroyed much of the city’s core as most of the buildings at that time were constructed of wood. St Lawrence Hall was designed by architect William Thomas in the Renaissance Revival style. The stately building features a domed cupola, decorative roof cresting and Corinthian columns. Above the arches are the stone faces of the river gods guard. The location of the hall is in the old centre of Toronto. - The hall originally had shops on the main floor, offices on the upper floors and a grand meeting area that hosted performances, social events and lectures. Some of those included P.T. Barnum and William Lyon Mackenzie. Several Abolition meetings were held during the years that Canada was receiving those seeking refuge through the Underground Railroad. - By the mid 1960’s, the beautiful building was being threatened with demolition because it fell into disrepair. Thanks to the efforts of architect Eric Arthur, this now National Historic Site was saved and restored to its original glory. During the renovation in 1967, the east wing of the hall collapsed and had to be rebuilt. - Today, the St Lawrence Hall is one of the oldest public structures in Toronto. It’s available to host weddings, corporate events, parties and even film shoots. See their website for rental details. - On a side note: King St was one of the first streets to be mapped out in the town of York. It was named after King George III who was the reigning king at that time. - Thanks to the City of Toronto Archives and the Toronto Public Library for the vintage photos. Slide 8: 1970’s Slide 9: 1972 Slide 10: 1897 - #stlawrencemarket #torontopast #torontohistory #tohistory #oldtoronto #torontohistoric #historictoronto #kingsttoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontobuilding #renaissancerevival #renaissancerevivalarchitecture #torontojourney416


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Toronto Past and Present x 4: Keele & Dundas 1965 / 2004/ 2014/ 2019. Soon, a multi decade post going back to 1900. In the 1965 photo we see United Cigar, Lea Drugs, Laura Seacord. Next is 2004 but that sub place must've been there a long time. In 2014 Campbell Block underwent a reno. Unfortunately many of the long time tenants didn't find a home in the new building but overall this was a positive outcome for this corner considering of the condo building happening just east on Dundas St W. . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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Toronto Past and Present: Looking south from a certain hotel going under renovation. Can you guess the name ? This is a 2013 shot, compared to the earlier photo taken in the early 1960's before the construction of the Mies Van der Rohe tower. ( Toronto Archives). . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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Toronto Past and Present: Dug back into the files for a few Past and Present shots tonight. Tomorrow we start our new journey ! First, Here's a comparison of the view from the Canada Life Blg observation tower. Approx 1920 vs 2013. ( Toronto Archives / Victor D Photograph ) Can any one guess what new building, would be visible today ? It was recently constructed and saved an important part of Yonge St history. . . . . . . . . . . . #toronto_past #torontopast #torontohistory #toronto #vintagetoronto #historictoronto #torontoarchitecture #torontobuildings #torontohistorytour #torontophoto #torontoinsta #torontovintage #toronto_insta #oldtoronto #blogto #imagesoftoronto #streetsoftoronto #tohistory #heritagetoronto #vintagetoronto #torontoarchives #narcitytoronto #torontolife #torontoigers #archivesofinstagram #torontoarchitecture #curiocitytoronto #tdot #thesix #pastandpresent #torontopastandpresent


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Symmetry; the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts. I like to believe every relationship has a little bit of symmetry. And what a beautiful idea, to know someone out there in the world is "symmetricly" meant for you. If you're married/dating, when you met your partner did you recognize the similarities? Were they just easy to be with? What did you notice first? If you're single what is the one thing you look for in a person? Photo @tamara_lockwood Venue @hotelxtoronto Florals @aspenflorist Video @kath.films Hair/makeup @jazminveliovmakeuphair


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