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The LHS Time Tour of Gerrard St E 1970s-1980s

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Hold on to your hats and be prepared for polyester! Come on board the 506 Streetcar and explore Gerrard Street East in the 1970s and 1980s! We board at River and Gerrard, cross the bridge over the Don, cruise by the old grim jail, through “Chinatown 2” as it used to be called, past Riverdale High, the Indian Bazaar (Little India to many oldtimers) and on to East Toronto and the Main Subway Station.

Corner of Gerrard St. and River St., looking south-west

1972 Gerrard and River Streets, south west corner (Regent Park) City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright is held by the City of Toronto.

Corner of Gerrard St. and River St., looking north-west

Gerrard and River Street, North West corner, 1972 City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright is held by the City of Toronto.

View of Gerrard Street East from Don Bridge, looking east

View of Gerrard Street East from Don Bridge, looking east Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: June 7, 1981 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 71, Item 166 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

View of Don Bridge on Gerrard Street East, Don jail in background

View of Don Bridge on Gerrard Street East, Don jail in background Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: June 7, 1981 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 71, Item 165 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

Munro St and Gerrard St E.

Munro St and Gerrard St E. Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: June 2, 1981 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 61, Item 79 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

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1982 Don Jail, Toronto Public Library

Corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St., looking north-east

Corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St., looking north-east Creator: Jean-François Després City of Toronto 1972 Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 25, Item 2 City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright is held by the City of Toronto.

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View of Gerrard Street East at Broadview Avenue June 7, 1981. City of Toronto Archives.

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Broadview & Gerrard – northeast corner, June 23, 1983, Toronto Public Library

Corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St., looking south-east

Corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St., looking south-east Creator: Jean-François Després City of Toronto 1972 Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 25, Item 3 City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright is held by the City of Toronto.

Corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St., looking south-west

Corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St., looking south-west. Fonds 2032, Series 841, File 25, Item 4 City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright is held by the City of Toronto.

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South east corner of Broadview Gerrard. City of Toronto Archives.

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Wong’s Aquarium Broadview & Gerrard 1984. Photo by Annette Mangaard, Toronto Public Library.

Gerrard St E., north side, east of Broadview

Gerrard St E., north side, east of Broadview Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: July 21, 1982 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 60, Item 151 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

Gerrard St E., south side, east of Broadview

Gerrard St E., south side, east of Broadview Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: July 21, 1982 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 60, Item 150 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

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Eastdale Collegiate – rear of building July 23, 1983 Toronto Public Library

Miscellaneous, Railway Lands. - [between 1977 and 1998]

Carlaw looking south from south of Gerrard – [1980s] Miscellaneous, Railway Lands. – [between 1977 and 1998] File consists of 99 photographs, 65 architectural drawings and illustrations, and 47 architectural models depicting Railway Lands urban development.

Miscellaneous, Railway Lands. - [between 1977 and 1998]

Carlaw looking south from south of Gerrard – [1980s] Miscellaneous, Railway Lands. – [between 1977 and 1998] File consists of 99 photographs, 65 architectural drawings and illustrations, and 47 architectural models depicting Railway Lands urban development.

Gerrard St E., at Logan, southeast corner

Gerrard St E., at Logan, southeast corner Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: August 16, 1983 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 60, Item 152 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

Store front at Gerrard St E. September 5, 1984 Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: August 16, 1983 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 60, Item 155 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner

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Store front at Gerrard St E. September 5, 1984 Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: August 16, 1983 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 60, Item 155 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner

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Store front at Gerrard St E. September 5, 1984 Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: August 16, 1983 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 60, Item 153 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner

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Firehall, Gerrard & Carlaw, 1986. Toronto Public Library

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Carlaw and Gerrard Streets – looking north on Gerrard, 1986. Toronto Public Library.

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Pape Recreational Centre Pape & Gerrard, 1986 Toronto Public Library

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Pape Ave. looking n. from n. of Gerrard St. E. showing CNR crossing, 1986. Toronto Public Library.

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Gerrard Square, Pape and Gerrard St. (north side) 1986, Toronto Public Library

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Ecstasy: Miss Teen Toronto; Sharon Reilly; 16; of Rexdale was delighted at coming first in the pageant at Gerrard Square last night. North Albion Collegiate student wants to be a nutritionist. Feb. 3, 1982. Photographer: Darrell Dick, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

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600 people turn out for about 80 jobs; More than 600 job-seekers crammed the site of a new hopping plaza at Gerrard and Pape today as Horizon stores; a subsidiary of the T. Eaton Co.; began taking applications for 25 full-time and 50 to 60 part-time jobs in such categories as sales people; cashiers and caretakers, June 17, 1975. Photo by Boris Spremo, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

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Gerrard St north side, (standing on Marjory Ave) 1986 Toronto Public Library

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Duk Shing Food Company (Gerrard & Marjory) July 1986, Toronto Public Library.

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Ingram Funeral Home Jones & Gerrard July 1986 Toronto Public Library

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Riverdale Collegiate 1986 Toronto Public Library

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Riverdale United Church 1986 1117 Gerrard E. Toronto Public Library

Crosswalk overhead signs located on Gerrard at Leslie, looking east

Crosswalk overhead signs located on Gerrard at Leslie, looking east over the Devil’s Hollow Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: April 11, 1984 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 40, Item 59 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

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Store front, Clayton Chocolates Sept. 11, 1984 City of Toronto Archives.

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In 711 store at 1274 Gerrard St East, March 6, 1984 Photo by Mike Slaughter, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

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Chaat Hut owner Krishan Vig and son Ashim Vig stand outside Ashim’s Bar-Be-Que Hut; where tandoori dishes come good and hot. May 20, 1980. Photo by Erin Combs, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

North & South Riverdale/Beaches/Street signs. - 1970-1989

Gerrard, just east of Hiawatha Road, north side.  Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

 

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Naaz Theatre, May 9, 1980, Toronto Star License. Accessed at the Toronto Public Library.

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Indian Market: Each weekend; hundreds of Metro’s East Indian families shop and attend movies on Gerrard St. E. near Coxwell Ave. Merchants say that their customers are often verbally abused by young toughs. The ethnic slurs have some East Indians vowing to fight. May 23, 1980. Photographer: Darrell Dick, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

North & South Riverdale/Beaches/Street signs. - 1970-1989

Gerrard Ashdale Library. North-west corner of Gerrard and Ashdale [between 1970 and 1989]

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988

Indian Bazaar. Archival citation  City of Toronto Archives. Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383  Title  South Riverdale. Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988

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Bargain Harold’s, Coxwell and Gerrard, Dec. 16, 1990 Photo by Peter Power, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License, accessed at the Toronto Public Library.

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The Coxwell Avenue Kresge lunch, counter, 265 Coxwell Avenue, circa 1988, Photo: Doug Griffin, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License. Accessed at the Toronto Public Library.

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Shamrock Bowl, 280 Coxwell Avenue, n.d. Photo from Yelp.ca

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Shamrock Bowl, 280 Coxwell Avenue, n.d. Photo from Yelp.ca

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Toronto Star, March 24, 1969. Toronto Star License.

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View of Gerrard Street East, looking east across Hollywood Crescent

April 3, 1984 View of Gerrard Street East, looking east across Hollywood Crescent. Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 71, Item 172 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner

View of Gerrard Street East, looking east across Hollywood Crescent

View of Gerrard Street East, looking east across Hollywood Crescent – April 3, 1984. Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 71, Item 173 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner

Toronto skyline, along Gerrard east of Woodbine, looking west

Toronto skyline, along Gerrard east of Woodbine, looking west Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: April 3, 1984 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 46, Item 162 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

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Spring in the air?; These kids abandoned the mushy ice rink in the Ted Reeve Arena at Main and Gerrard Sts. in favor of the playground in the arena’s backyard. Its a sure sign that warmer weather is coming. But some of the kids; like the little one in the middle; still kept their skates on just in case. Photo by Dale Brazao, Toronto Star. Toronto Star License.

View of Main Street Bridge looking south-bound to Gerrard Street

View of Main Street Bridge looking south-bound to Gerrard Street Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: June 15, 1984 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 72, Item 32 Credit: City of Toronto Archives http://www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

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June 26, 1977. Streetcar 4130 506 to High Park, heading south on Main Street in rush hour.

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Main Street Subway Station. Photo by GTD Aquitaine, From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

 

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