\I think I may have posted that incorrectly. Way to go, me!
Always good to come back and see this thread going strong. Last time I was here I think Mustapha and Aladone were the main contributors, but it's awesome to see Goldie's adds in there as well.
Excellent work as always, all. Makes me wish I continued to be an avid shutterbug myself.
Two more views of the demolished Globe and Mail Building on the NE corner of King and York. One could stand on York Street and look through the large windows at the newspapers being printed in the basement below. "Hot off the press" had a literal meaning in those days...
Foreground building is the old Toronto Star building. The camera store with the white sign just west of the Star awning is King Camera. I worked there in 1969. The TD and Royal Trust tower was across the street. Great neighborhood then!!
Neighbouring newspapers Hamilton Spectator and Buffalo News are still like this after a fashion. Publisher on the top floor, executives a floor below, managers a floor below that, reporters again a floor below that. Business offices on the ground floor serving walk in traffic. Presses and paper storage in an annex or a basement. The Buffalo News offices still has a sign offering the quaint service of hardcopy back issues.
First I've heard of King Camera... as a youngster in 1969 I would hang around Japan Camera at Yonge and Dundas (located where the H&M entrance is now) with my paper route money and oogle the merch.