One use gave way to another along Toronto’s waterfront thoroughfare Queens Quay.

It used to be that Queens Quay was bustling with shipping activity. More recently, lakeside condo building has boomed and a major revitalization project has seen the shoreline stretch become more amenable for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit.

Just check out this then-and-now photo tour, which compares present-day photos from BuzzBuzzNews’ James with City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library shots, to see the change yourself.

If you like what you see, check out past instalments, including West Queen West and a roundup of Toronto’s architectural landmarks.

Queens Quay and Stadium Road, 1980s

Queens Quay and Spadina, 1980s

Queens Quay East of Simcoe, 1976

260 Queens Quay, late 1980s

Queens Quay and York Street, 1980

Queens Quay and York Street looking east, 1976

Queens Quay looking west from Bay Street, 1927

Queens Quay and Bay Street looking north, 1928

Queens Quay and Jarvis Street, 1972

Queens Quay and Richardson Street, 1980s

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