Queen Street East might not have the same street cred as its graffitied-yet-gentrified western counterpart, but it too has its share of historic and cultural gems and new development.

Leslieville, once a quaint village itself, now attracts the weekend brunch crowd and is lined with trendy boutique shops. And the West Don Lands, where Queen Street East meets King Street East, has shiny new condos surrounding grassy Corktown Common park.

To see for yourself how the streetscape has changed since the early 1900s, check out this then-and-now photo tour comparing historic photos from the Toronto Public Library and City archives with contemporary shots from BuzzBuzzNews’ James Bombales.

Queen Street East at King Street East, 1907

Queen Street East and River Street, 1982

Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street, 1910

Queen Street East and Berkeley Street, 1972

Queen Street East and Parliament, 1977

Queen Street East and Sackville Street, 1981

Queen Street East at King Street East looking east, 1907

Broadview Hotel, 1983

Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue looking east, 1982

Queen Street East and Rainsford Road, 1955

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