Here’s a nifty way to procrastinate on the internet… check out this Vintage Toronto page on Facebook. It has over 13,000 “friends”, and there are so many great photos that people are sharing. Of course, there are lots of really old photos of Toronto, but the ones that I thought were the coolest are the ones from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. (like the “Girls of Ontario Place” – ha ha ha!)
Two things I noticed when looking at the pictures:
1. So many of the photos feature streetcars. The TTC really is at the core of Toronto’s visual identity.
2. There are lots of pictures of things that I remember about Toronto that have already changed. Like the shot of the Eaton Centre, above, with the Eaton logo. I’ve lived in this city for 13 years now, and it’s cool to see it changing right before my eyes.