viaduct Our Instagram account is proof: we love construction photos and seeing the development process of new structures from every single angle.

It’s thrilling no matter what the era and especially interesting to see how the construction process has and hasn’t changed over the years.

Technology is way more advanced, but the basic principles still look the same (like getting your photo taken while holding a shovel when you first break ground).

Check out some old pics of construction sites in Toronto, courtesy of the Toronto Public Library’s digital archives.

Construction on Hounslow Avenue at Tamworth Road, February 9, 1957.

Construction on Hounslow Avenue at Tamworth Road near Yonge and Finch, February 9, 1957.

Old Mill Terrace during grading, looking north to Bloor Street West, November 15, 1936.

Old Mill Terrace during grading, looking north to Bloor Street West, November 15, 1936.

Old Mill Restaurant during construction, December 1, 1928.

Old Mill Restaurant during construction, December 1, 1928.

Broadway Avenue, north side between Hanna Road and Tanager Avenue homes under construction in 1949.

Broadway Avenue, north side between Hanna Road and Tanager Avenue homes under construction in 1949.

Queens Quay looking west from Bay Street, November 24, 1927.

Queens Quay looking west from Bay Street, November 24, 1927.

Mayor T. L. Church turning the first sod at the Bloor Street Viaduct, January 16, 1915.

Mayor T. L. Church turning the first sod at the Bloor Street Viaduct, January 16, 1915.

Construction workers on Bloor Street Viaduct, looking east, June 25, 1917.

Construction workers on Bloor Street Viaduct, looking east, June 25, 1917.

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