Toronto 1990

This is what Toronto looked like in the 1990s

Toronto in the 1990s was a time before the internet became a thing, before iPhones and Instagram. It was a very different place, an era when the megacity came into existence, the SkyDome was still called such, and most LCBOs and other stores were still closed on Sundays.

Here's what Toronto looked like in the 1990s. 

Jack Layton Star Trek

Jack Layton in the 1990s. Photo by scott3eh

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Near Avenue and Davenport. Photo by skaliwag66

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Skyline in 1992. Photo by cliffordstead.

Eaton Centre 1990

Eaton Centre. Photo by Neal1960.

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New Terminal at Pearson Airport. Photo by CanadaGood

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Chinatown. Photo by CanadaGood.

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The CN Tower over Chinatown. Photo by CanadaGood.

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Doug Gilmour as a Maple Leaf, from dougglimour.com.

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Certainly not as dense in the core, the skyline in 1994. Photo by Court_Jester_Creative.

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From the CN Tower. Photo by anver44.

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Pride Parade. Photo by hypersapiens.

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Queen Street, looking east. Photo by nothingtoseehere.

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The Royal York. Photo by nothingtoseehere.

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A now-outdated map of Metropolitan Toronto. Image from the Wikimedia Commons.

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The now-closed Canary Restaurant, for which the Canary District is named. Photo by collations.

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The results of the 1997 election, where Mel Lastman wins the megacity mayoralty.
skydomeThe SkyDome interior. Photo via the Toronto Archives. toronto 90sNear Yonge and Elm. Photo via the Toronto Archives. ​​​​​​

Lead photo by

Toronto Archives. With files from Derek Flack


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