The mink mile is known for its glitzy storefronts and skyscrapers sprouting along Bloor, Avenue Road and Yonge Street. But the downtown neighbourhood’s transformation is all the more impressive when looking at historic pictures from the 1890s to the 1950s.
The growth of Yorkville and its surrounding neighbourhoods is part of our latest series of then-and-now stories looking at specific street corners of Toronto. We’ve matched public domain images from the Toronto Public Library’s digital collection with modern-day counterparts (current photos by James Bombales). Have the Annex and Yorkville changed more than Spadina, St. Lawrence Market or the East End?
See for yourself: