This weekend, hundreds of visitors from all across Canada will make their way to Church Street, in celebration of Toronto Pride. But the street they’ll be visiting didn’t always look how it does today. In the 1970s, it was lined with smaller brick buildings, with none of the towering glass and metal condos that you see today.

Before heading out to celebrate this weekend, be sure to check out what this historic area looked like in decades past. As BuzzBuzzNews has done with the Annex and Spadina Avenue, we’ve lined up photos of Church Street with archival photos from the City of Toronto with present-day shots from BuzzBuzzNews’ James Bombales. Check out the then-and-now sliders below!

Church Street and Gould Street, 1972

Church Street and Gerrard Street, 1972

Church Street and McGill Street, 1972

396 Church Street, 1937

Church Street and Granby Street, 1972

Church Street and Carlton Street, 1972

Church Street and Wood Street, 1972

Church Street and Maitland, 1972

Church Street and Monteith Street, 1971

Church Street and Isabella Street, 1971

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