Unfortunately, the propellor-powered Super Constellation was launched just prior to the start of the jet age. The wildly successful, jet-powered Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 models, released in the 1950s, were almost twice as fast and capable of covering greater distances than the Super Constellation.
Today, the site is a the construction site for the Globe and Mail Centre.
Though no longer operating, a small number of hotels from the York Hotel era survive. Montgomery's Inn at Dundas West and Islington dates back to 1832. Lambton House (1847) and the Miller Tavern (1857) are still standing, but no longer accepting overnight guests.
Here's a look back at five of the oldest hotels still in business in Toronto.
TTC spokesman Brad Ross says many of the escalators from the Bloor-Danforth platforms at Bloor-Yonge station run up to the Yonge platforms during the morning rush and down in the evening.
In Toronto, Yonge-Finch Plaza stands out as a classic example of Googie. For $1 in the 1960s, drivers could pull in for a carnauba wax at the car wash and grab a hamburger from one of Ontario's first McDonald's. The hamburger stand, a carbon copy of the chain's drive-up restaurants south of the border, had a capsule-like dining room anchored by two giant golden arches.
"I'm from Australia, and a coconut washed on the beach isn't such a big deal, but this is Lake Ontario," he says. "I thought maybe someone threw it in the water somewhere and it washed up, so I didn't give it too much thought. A few weeks later I found another one."