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Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood history in photos

Ever wondered what the BQNA looked liked back in the day? Take a look back through a few photos to see how this area has evolved over time – from 1796 to more current times.


Garrison (1793-1813), foot of Bathurst St, 1796? (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)
Garrison (1793-1813), foot of Bathurst St, 1796? (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)

Looking east from Queen's Wharf, foot of Bathurst St., 1847  (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)
Looking east from Queen's Wharf, foot of Bathurst St., 1847 (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)

Old lighthouse and residence once on the edge of the edge of the western gap; at Queen's Wharf; Toronto. Fleet street; in the foreground; is the place where all vessels entered Toronto harbour circa 1926  (Toronto Star Photograph Archive, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library)
Old lighthouse and residence once on the edge of the edge of the western gap; at Queen's Wharf; Toronto. Fleet street; in the foreground; is the place where all vessels entered Toronto harbour circa 1926 (Toronto Star Photograph Archive, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library)

The Canada Malting grain silos under construction. September 24, 1928 (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15013.)
The Canada Malting grain silos and soon to be re-purposed Corleck building under construction. September 24, 1928 (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15013.)

Looking west along the waterfront. Maple Leaf Mills (right) was between Rees and Spadina, and Canada Malting (centre left) was just east of the foot of Bathurst [193-?].  (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Looking west along the waterfront. Maple Leaf Mills (right) was between Rees and Spadina, and Canada Malting (centre left) was just east of the foot of Bathurst [193-?]. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

McColl-Frontenac Service Station, located on Lake Shore Road, at Spadina Avenue. View is looking west towards Tip Top Tailors. [between 1929 and 1930] (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
McColl-Frontenac Service Station, located on Lake Shore Road, at Spadina Avenue. View is looking west towards Tip Top Tailors. [between 1929 and 1930] (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Building Maple Leaf Stadium, March 6, 1926. (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 7261.)
Building Maple Leaf Stadium, March 6, 1926. (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 7261.)

Maple Leaf Baseball Stadium, ticket office and entrance gates, 1950's. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Maple Leaf Baseball Stadium, ticket office and entrance gates, 1950's. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Crowds, lining up outside Maple Leaf Stadium, before 1980. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Crowds lining up outside Maple Leaf Stadium, before 1980. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Looking west from Canada Malting silos, Maple Leaf Stadium and Tip Top Tailor building, the 1930’s. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Looking west from Canada Malting silos, Maple Leaf Stadium and Tip Top Tailor building, the 1930’s. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Tip-Top Tailors, factory, Lakeshore Blvd., W., southwest. corner Stadium Rd., 1930 (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)
Tip-Top Tailors factory on Lake Shore Blvd., W, 1930. (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)

Looking east on Fleet Street (i.e., Lake Shore Blvd.) showing passengers probably Tip Top Tailor workers boarding TTC double deck bus. Maple Leaf Stadium in background. April 3, 1930. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Looking east on Fleet Street (i.e., Lake Shore Blvd.) showing passengers probably Tip Top Tailor workers boarding TTC double deck bus. Maple Leaf Stadium in background. April 3, 1930. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Aerial shots, Maple Leaf Stadium. Looking north from the foot of Bathurst Street. The Tip Top Tailors building can be seen under construction, August 30, 1929. (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 17770.)
Aerial shots, Maple Leaf Stadium. Looking north from the foot of Bathurst Street. The Tip Top Tailors building can be seen under construction, August 30, 1929. (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 17770.)

National Yacht Club, Stadium Rd., 1939.  (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)
National Yacht Club, Stadium Rd., 1939. (Courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives)

Original Toronto Star caption: Camp little Norway on the Toronto waterfront trains both army and navy airmen to assist in freeing their native land. These stalwart Vikings are having what they call an Oslo breakfast. That means fish on their menu. 6/21/1947. (Toronto Star Photograph Archive, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library.)
Original Toronto Star caption: Camp little Norway on the Toronto waterfront trains both army and navy airmen to assist in freeing their native land. These stalwart Vikings are having what they call an Oslo breakfast. That means fish on their menu. 6/21/1947. (Toronto Star Photograph Archive, Courtesy of Toronto Public Library.)

Ship at Canada Malting silos between 1980 and 1998.  (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Ship at Canada Malting silos between 1980 and 1998. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Joy Oil gas station at centre with Tip Top Tailors in the background, between 1980 and 1998. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Joy Oil gas station at centre at Stadium Road, between 1980 and 1998. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)

Waterfront looking west from Bathurst from above, between 1981 and 1988. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)
Waterfront looking west from Bathurst from above, between 1981 and 1988. (Courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives)










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