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William Armstrong photo of Wellington Street @ Leader Lane. ca 1856.

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May 3. 1930. Foundations for the "Customs & Excise Building" aka The Dominion Public Building. (Library & Archives Canada)
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Today, sort of.

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Impossible from Streetview to get the shot from the top of the railway embankment.

I would argue this is just a slightly better angle though, in terms of mimicking the shot angle:

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The surviving facades/buildings of Front Street from that top shot:

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Certainly some amazing changes along Front St. since 1930...thanks DSC & Northern Light.
This single building appears to be the only one remaining----except for the Hockey Hall of Fame in the old bank at the corner of Yonge.
Once known as "Film House," a location for motion picture production offices, editing rooms and a film processing lab---c.1950s, 60s, 70s
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It was somewhere between 181 and 199 George St.

THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF CANADA
TORONTO
DECEMBER
1944

Pringle & Booth Limited
195 George Street.
Elgin 6363

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J T
Pringle and booth later moved to eglinton and Leslie. I worked there in the art department with john Russo , ron , jack Phyllis , Neil pedder and pino Sottile.
 

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Thanks for that correct address, JT.
I was at P&B for only 6 months (c, 1955) earning $35 per week!
I believe they moved to Leslie St., in Don Mills when Moss Park took over George St.
and then , later on, moved to Woodbine Ave. in Markham.
Wonder if P&B is still in business?
I think they relocated again before changing names. I worked at Pringle and booth. In the 80’s in the art department with jack Phyllis, john Russo , ron , pino Sottile , Neil pedder. , what a great bunch
 

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Welcome to the site Frank.
Nice to hear from another P&B employee.
I recall that name..Jack Phillis....he must have been at the George St. location in 1955.
I've often thought about the 2 studio photographers...Murray Dutchak & Peter Lucas.
I think they went into the motion picture business.....where are they now? Anyone know?

By the way, you may have already noticed...you have to be careful about repeating yourself.
 

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Toronto Journey 416 with a neat "then and now" comparison view of Church & Monteith Street on their IG story. Partialy showing the location of Loblaws in the place of the current Barbara Hall Park:



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Toronto Journey 416 with a neat "then and now" comparison view of Church & Monteith Street on their IG story. Partialy showing the location of Loblaws in the place of the current Barbara Hall Park:



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VERY similar to my post of a couple of weeks ago, (#15179) at https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/miscellany-toronto-photographs-then-and-now.6947/page-1012 .
 

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