November 8, 2011 3:38 PM   Subscribe

Vintage photographs of Toronto at night is brought to you by the same people who put out Toronto in photos from the 1850s to the 1990s, and several other sets linked within.
posted by gman (7 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I, for one, could go for a Flora-Dew Redhot right about now.
posted by bicyclefish at 4:22 PM on November 8, 2011

Sam's and A+A on Yonge. Ah, memories.
posted by davebush at 5:10 PM on November 8, 2011 [2 favorites]

What a nifty post, gman.

I would love to walk through Toronto in the 1900s.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:26 PM on November 8, 2011

thanks, this is great
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:41 PM on November 8, 2011

Beautiful. I miss Toronto.
posted by misozaki at 7:04 PM on November 8, 2011

Sam's and A+A on Yonge. Ah, memories.

My first coherent memories of any city consist of visits to my aunt and her partner in downtown Toronto in the late 1970s. We'd go to a daytime Jays game at the Ex, get Chinese from Spadina Garden or a pizza from Poretta's - both basically around the corner from their place - and then in the evening we'd go for a drive down Yonge St. in their ragtop VW Rabbit.

The lights of Sam's and A&A and the rest of it at Yonge and Dundas - that's the ur-city in my brain.

Loved these pics (loved the ones in the second link in particular). Thanks for posting.
posted by gompa at 7:45 PM on November 8, 2011

Sam's and A+A on Yonge. Ah, memories.

I was going to say the same thing. Thinking about it, my trips to Toronto declined in roughly the same proportions as those two giants did. Coincidence, sure, but I'm never in the city at all anymore, and before, what, once or twice a month? Boxing Day outside of Sam's was an even bigger deal than Christmas itself.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:16 AM on November 9, 2011

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