Historic photos give us a glimpse of what Toronto has gained and lost over the years. In our latest then-and-now installment, we’ve lined up more photographs dating back to the 1890s with recent pictures to see how much Toronto has evolved over the years.
While there have been some stark changes — the Art Gallery of Ontario sprouting around The Grange and a former blacksmith’s shop serving frozen yogurt in the 21st century — it’s nice to see some things have more staying power. That round sign atop the Silver Dollar Room? That appears to be eternal.
All heritage images are from the Toronto Public Library while recent photos are by James Bombales.