Vintage Queen Street Photographs from Toronto (Part 2)

The second part of our curated collection of vintage Queen Street photographs spans the years from 1924 until 1983.

The photos are from both Queen Street East and Queen Street West, showing changes over time to the vehicles, clothing and storefronts and buildings.

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1924 - Dec 24 - Vintage Queen Street, looking east, from James, noon hour traffic
1924 – Dec 24 – Queen Street, looking east, from James, noon hour traffic
1930 - Nov 17 - Vintage Queen Street rear — University Avenue Extension
1930 – Nov 17 – Queen Street rear — University Avenue Extension
1930 - Yonge Street and Queen Street West
1930 – Yonge Street and Queen Street West
1930? - University Avenue near Queen Street West
1930? – University Avenue near Queen Street West
1930? - Yonge Street and Queen Street West
1930? – Yonge Street and Queen Street West
1931 - Aug 23 - South side Queen Street west from 217 to 233
1931 – Aug 23 – South side Queen Street west from 217 to 233
1931 - Aug 23 - Southeast corner of Queen Street and University Avenue
1931 – Aug 23 – Southeast corner of Queen Street and University Avenue
1931 – Aug 23 – South side Queen Street west from 217 to 233
1931 - Queen Street showing stores on the south side York Street west to No. 153
1931 – Queen Street showing stores on the south side York Street west to No. 153
1932 - July 12 - Marshall W. H. Harper on horse in Orange Parade, Queen Street West
1932 – July 12 – Marshall W. H. Harper on horse in Orange Parade, Queen Street West
1932 - Looking southeast from Canada Life Building at University Avenue and Queen Street West
1932 – Looking southeast from Canada Life Building at University Avenue and Queen Street West
1932 - March 21 - Teck Theatre, 700 Queen Street East
1932 – March 21 – Teck Theatre, 700 Queen Street East
1932 - Mayor W.J. Stewart on Queen Street near Bay Street
1932 – Mayor W.J. Stewart on Queen Street near Bay Street
1932 - Sept. 15 - temporary road south from Queen Street
1932 – Sept. 15 – temporary road south from Queen Street
1934 - April 5 - Queen Street, at Logan Ave, looking east
1934 – April 5 – Queen Street, at Logan Ave, looking east
1934 - June 1 - Queen St, east of Ontario St, (Way Department)
1934 – June 1 – Queen St, east of Ontario St, (Way Department)
1934 - May 8 - Queen St, west, from Sherbourne St
1934 – May 8 – Queen St, west, from Sherbourne St
1934 - May 17 - Queen St, Sherbourne to Parliament, placing and vibrating concrete,
1934 – May 17 – Queen St, Sherbourne to Parliament, placing and vibrating concrete,
1935 - Nov 1 - 1530-1540 Queen Street West
1935 – Nov 1 – 1530-1540 Queen Street West
1937 - Jan 5 - 452-454 Queen Street East
1936 – Jan 5 – 452-454 Queen Street East
1938 - Nov 245 - 937-947 Queen Street
1938 – Nov 245 – 937-947 Queen Street
1938 - Nov 245 - 937-947 Queen Street
1938 – Nov 245 – 937-947 Queen Street
1941 - 28-30 Queen Street East
1941 – 28-30 Queen Street East
1945 - Looking eastward on Queen Street to Spadina Avenue
1945 – Looking eastward on Queen Street to Spadina Avenue
1950 - Sept 19 - Jameson Avenue south from Queen Street
1950 – Sept 19 – Jameson Avenue south from Queen Street
1952 - 111, 113, 115 Queen Street West
1952 – 111, 113, 115 Queen Street West
1952 - 115-123A Queen Street West
1952 – 115-123A Queen Street West
1953 - 137-139 Queen Street West
1953 – 137-139 Queen Street West
1953 - 141-147 Queen Street West
1953 – 141-147 Queen Street West
1958 - 506 Queen Street West
1958 – 506 Queen Street West
1958 - Oct 23 - Ossington Avenue and Queen Street West
1958 – Oct 23 – Ossington Avenue and Queen Street West
1959 - 387 Queen Street West
1959 – 387 Queen Street West
1959 - Queen Street at Roncesvalles
1959 – Queen Street at Roncesvalles
1959 - Southeast corner Morse and Queen Street
1959 – Southeast corner Morse and Queen Street
1960 - Jarvis Street looking north past Queen Street
1960 – Jarvis Street looking north past Queen Street
1963 - Queen Street West, south side, opposite City Hall at Bay Street
1963 – Queen Street West, south side, opposite City Hall at Bay Street
1964 - Queen Street West and Bay Street
1964 – Queen Street West and Bay Street
1967 - July 1st - View of new City Hall from Queen Street West
1967 – July 1st – View of new City Hall from Queen Street West
1969 - Nov 8 - University Avenue, looking south from north of Queen Street West
1969 – Nov 8 – University Avenue, looking south from north of Queen Street West
1971 - June 15 - View of original Eaton's store and Old City Hall at Yonge and Queen Street
1971 – June 15 – View of original Eaton’s store and Old City Hall at Yonge and Queen Street
1973 - Nov. 22 View of front of Simpson's with holiday decorations, Yonge and Queen Street West
1973 – Nov. 22 View of front of Simpson’s with holiday decorations, Yonge and Queen Street West
1974 - Dec 31 - View of holiday decorations at Nathan Phillips Square and Queen Street West
1974 – Dec 31 – View of holiday decorations at Nathan Phillips Square and Queen Street West
1977 - April 5 - View of traffic at the corner of Bay and Queen Street, view from Old City Hall
1977 – April 5 – View of traffic at the corner of Bay and Queen Street, view from Old City Hall
1977 - May 19 - View of Queen Street West, looking east from Bay Street
1977 – May 19 – View of Queen Street West, looking east from Bay Street
1979 - March 1st - - View of completed pedestrian bridge to Simpson's and old streetcar on Queen Street West
1979 – March 1st – – View of completed pedestrian bridge to Simpson’s and old streetcar on Queen Street West
1979 - View of Sunnyside, looking east at Queen Street West
1979 – View of Sunnyside, looking east at Queen Street West
1981 - June 7 - Queen Street West at Soho Street
1981 – June 7 – Queen Street West at Soho Street
1983 – Aug 31 – View of Broadview Avenue looking north at Queen Street East
1983 - Aug. 31 - View of old streetcar at Queen Street West and Yonge Street
1983 – Aug. 31 – View of old streetcar at Queen Street West and Yonge Street
1983 - May 11 - View of south side of Queen Street West from Bay Street
1983 – May 11 – View of south side of Queen Street West from Bay Street

 

 

 

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