Toronto Union Station

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Photo taken from the 1400 ft. level of the CN tower.

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    Great shot!
    As you may have heard, there are plans to redevelop Union Station and the area around it, so photos like this are going to become more and more important.
    Gonna grab my camera and head on down this weekend.
  3. interurban

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    Well hello, I dug this lovely old photo out of my collection.
    Thought you might like a peek:D :D

    Union Station Round House taken about 1984.
    Cheers.
    Chris.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for posting the roundhouse picture interurben
    It is still there but part of it is now the Whisle Stop Brewery.
    Good beer on a hot day
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    you are most welcome Robin, I must drop in for a pint or two one day.
    Cheers.
    Chris.;) ;)
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    I think it's called the Steam Whistle brewery now. I dropped in last summer to buy one of their tin signs - you gotta check it out - looks great in a train room IMHO!

    http://www.steamwhistle.ca/

    Cheers!
    Val

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    Hi Spit I MUST have one of those maybe 3 or 4 even for the gang:D
    I thought you would like a close up of a double slip at Union Station.;)

    Tractionaly Yours.
    Chris.

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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Yup, Thats the name Val. Drove by there last Thursday,saw that, and meant to correct my error.
    Chris, any winter pictures with the crew out there with flaming oil cans that look like long spout watering cans, so they can melt the ice that interferes with the operation of those double and single slips?
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    Hi Robin, I am sure I have come across a picture like that on one of my web searches!!

    I am pretty busy right now getting every thing ready for Railfair show in Ottawa, it takes 4 days off us guys but we enjoyed it last year.
    I will get back to you on that one next week, I think I can find something.
    Cheers.
    Chris.
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    Hi Robin I came across this golden oldie.
    Have a good weekend , will see about the other pix next week.
    cheers.
    Chris.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks Chris.
    By the look of the cars this photo must have been taken in the 40s.
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    And by the look of the road. Can you believe Front Street was ever this deserted? I think I actually see a parking space!

    Val
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    This shot was taken about 1962 from the bank of Commerce building. It shows the CPR yards and roundhouse.
    (Original photo was 3"x3". hope it comes through)

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    Wow! I've just been staring at that picture looking at the wealth of information there! Awesome. Toronto Island in the background, is that part of Canada Malting or is the Linseed place that used to be down around there?
    Just great.

    Val
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    That old black and white picture :) you can not get a better lasting picture, If I had a copy I would be pouring over it with my magy glass:D :D
    Lovely....

    Robin I did have a calander a few years ago with a shot of men working on the frozen switches at Union Station.
    Now I never throw anything out BUT:p :p :p :p
    I do throw them some where:confused: :confused:
    So I will begin a search and hope for the best.
    Cheers.
    Chris.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Toronto Union

    This picture shows the view just east of the previous one.

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    More of Toronto

    This is the view north from the CIBC building (now the old part of Commerce court, then the tallest building in the British Empire.)
    The large brick building in the middle is Simpsons Sears -now the Bay- and the Toronto old City Hall Tower behind it.

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  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great photos David. Just look at that activity around the John street roundhouse.
    The picture north also shows the old Eaton buildings where I worked. I had an office in what had been the leather factory. Then the bulldozers came in and the Toronto Eaton Centre was born
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Hi gang.
    I can't date the photos exactly -- I didn't do things like that then. It's after 1959 - possibly summer of 1960. I can't see the new City Hall, but the site seems to have been made a parking lot.
    There are a lot of buildings in the photo that have disappeared; it's surprising, though, how many of them are still there.
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    Kewl piccies, guys. I'll get to Toronto one day!.... :cool:

    Been told it's a fab place. :):cool: