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1970 Toronto

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Comments (13)

Bob Whalen on January 6, 2007

Yonge st looking north (the two buildings under construction are at Yonge & Bloor st)

gregtheham on July 6, 2008

The building on the Left of the shot was Radio Trade Supply Ltd. Many "jokesters" would also recall the "Joke Shop" (cant recall the correct name, but thats what most called it) to the immediate North of RTS.

The next building was a jewlery store, if I recall, but could be wrong- it later did become one of the cities first Mr. Submarine Sandwich Shops.

This strech of street to the North could have been called Toronto's "Radio Row", (per NYC) due to all the stereo, radio and electronics parts stores... Back when Yonge Street was "the place" to be.

Bob Whalen on July 7, 2008

thanks for the history lesson Greg. I did go to Radio supply often and the joke store a few times, but have since forgotten until you piqued my memory. Again THANK YOU...BOb

Arzy Arzamas on March 11, 2009

That is good picture! I like this town! Beuatiful street

Ashraf Youssef on December 21, 2009

Hey, this is our Toronto. Great shot

Irene Steeves on March 4, 2010

Your capture brings back memories from the early 70's when I came to Canada, just the way I remember Yonge St. with the giant cranes. Thanks for posting it. Greetings from St. Catharines, Irene

mfsbender on March 9, 2011

OMG, amazing. Wish we see more!! Regards

dorothynelson on August 26, 2011

Thanks for the memory of young street, miss it.

A Pilago on October 4, 2011

Beautiful views of old Toronto, like...

Greetings, Andre (Moderator of 'Street photography')

A Pilago on October 5, 2011

Your «Welcome group photo» in the group «Street photography». Congratulations


Nadia Kushnir on November 1, 2011

Very interesting photo! It's History! LIKE!

gregtheham on August 27, 2013

New info about location: My July 26, 2008 comment about there being a jewelry store previous to Mr.Sub, is incorrect. It had been "Manny's Restaurant".

Silke Lambert on March 6, 2014

Great photo!! I would LOVE to use this as illustration in a book I'm preparing about the history of my company, which has been involved in many TO construction projects over the last 40 years. This publication won't be for sale, but I still won't use the photo without your permission. Would appreciate it!! silke"at"

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Photo taken in Bay Cloverhill, Toronto, ON, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 6, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bob Whalen
    • Camera: NIKON E8400
    • Taken on 2005/01/31 23:31:55
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 10.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash