Toronto’s history has deep roots in the East End with extraordinary architecture in Cabbagetown and along Queen Street East.

Play around with the slider below to see how old-timey pictures dating back to the early 20th century compare to their modern day counterparts. It’s easy to see just how well-preserved some parts of these neighbourhoods are.

All heritage images are from the Toronto Public Library while recent photos are courtesy of James Bomabales.


Parliament and Winchester, 1954

The Queen Street Bridge, looking northwest, 1956

Queen and Sherbourne, 1910

Queen Street East and Berkeley Street, 1956

Parliament and Dundas, 1954

Necropolis Cemetery, Winchester Street and Sumach, 1955

A gathering at William Lyon Mackenzie’s gravestone at Necropolis Cemetery, 1922

Can’t get enough? Check out our then-and-now photo posts of downtown Toronto and sundry intersections.

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