Some of Toronto’s best-known buildings – Old City Hall, St. Lawrence Market, St. James Cathedral – have long histories in the city. We covered Queen and University and King West in our first post, but we thought it was worth taking another peek at the digital collection of the Toronto Public Archives to see how the landmarks and well-known intersections of yesteryear stack up to their modern-day updates.

See the differences and similarities courtesy of our interactive slider below:

Market Street, looking north across Esplanade, 1907

Old City Hall, Bay and Queen, 1906

St. Lawrence Hall, King Street East, 1885

Bay Street looking south from Queen Street West, 1955

St. James Cathedral, King and Church Street, 1880


All modern pictures courtesy of James Bombales.

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