Here's a look at 10 key Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago.
Flipping through the classified section of the Toronto Telegram, he found what he was looking for: John Harvey Motors at 2300 Danforth Ave--also known as Harvey's. The dealership on the southeast corner of the intersection with Patricia Dr. was closing to make way for a gas station, and the sign was up for grabs.
The FIVE Condos at the corner of Yonge and St. Joseph have been under construction since the summer of 2011. The podium of the 48-storey residential high rise is made up almost entirely of existing structures, several of them more than a hundred years old. The main entrance, on St. Joseph St., is the painstakingly retained and restored facade of Rawlinson Cartage, one of the oldest moving companies in Toronto.
By far the biggest event of the decade was the outbreak of the first world war. Between 1914 and 1918, some 630,000 Canadians served in the conflict in Europe, distinguishing themselves in battles at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. 60,661 didn't return. A further 172,000 were injured.
Here's the story of the 1910s in pictures.
A time of writing no development application has been filed with the city's planning department and it's not clear how the building will affect the 98-year-old Harbour Commission Building, which has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act since 1973. Before the area around the building became a parking lot, it was the location of two steamship passenger terminals.
We decided changes are OK, but the restaurant has to have remained in the same location--moves reset the clock, the primary purpose of the business must be serving food (apologies to the Wheat Sheaf, Kind Edward, and Royal York,) and prolonged closures (more than a couple of years) are also grounds for disqualification.
With these criteria in mind, here's a list of (what might be) the oldest restaurants in Toronto.