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Old Posted May 23, 2014, 8:21 PM
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Interesting to look at how False Creek changed from its industrial roots over the last 30-40 years:



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Probably the most dramatic change of any Canadian City for the last 40 years.

I'm always amazed to see Vancouver's jam packed cluster of skyscrapers.
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No way Vancouver beats our change.

We've built a WHOLE building in the past 25 years.
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No way Vancouver beats our change.

We've built a WHOLE building in the past 25 years.
WOW!! Impressive!
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6 floors of eat your hearts out, bitches.
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1970s?

Vancouver's metamorphosis is just as impressive as any Asian metropolis over that period.
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1970s?

Vancouver's metamorphosis is just as impressive as any Asian metropolis over that period.
Yupp I believe some time in the mid to late 70s due to finished/near finished courthouse.
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1960 - Hamilton's Industrial Skyline view as seen from the new Skyway Bridge...

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All from Vintage St. John's. A few pictures, mostly from the 1940s just prior to Confederation with Canada.

Water Street, 1946. Note Newfoundlanders drove on the left side of the street.



The switch makes for some very sharp left turns at many intersections in the city.

Here's a typical example. To turn left, that silver SUV traveling toward us on Pennywell has to turn almost all the way around, whereas when driving on the left, it's easy for cars approaching from either direction to head down Prince of Wales (the street turning down the hill).



Parade along Military Road, 1945:



20-somethings socializing on the steps of Parliament:



Middle class home:



The beloved Arcade store, 1940s:



(Needs moar signage!)

Crosbie Hotel, Duckworth Street. The staircase to the left is Victoria Street. It's still there today, but the hotel isn't. Just green space/parking there now.



The U.S. naval base in St. John's, 1945:

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A few more, this time from The Rooms:

War declared; Water Street, St. John's, 1914:



Foggy day in St. John's, 1933:



Parade outside Newfoundland Hotel, 1930s:



View west toward Basilica from Newfoundland Hotel, 1945:



Bank of Montreal, Water Street, 1945:





American serviceman and Newfoundlander bride enjoying view from Signal Hill, 1945:



American fly-over, 1945:





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All those pictures were taken by William James Topley.

Sherbrooke in 1912. The construction of the cathedral had not even started yet.


Topley Studio/ Library and Archives Canada / PA-026078

Ottawa somewhere between 1916 and 1923.


Topley Studio/ Library and Archives Canada / PA-012618

Main Street, Winnipeg, 1870.


Topley Studio/ Library and Archives Canada / PA-009838

Main Street, Winnipeg, 1909.


Topley Studio/ Library and Archives Canada / PA-009482

Wholesale district, Vancouver, unknown date.


Topley Studio/ Library and Archives Canada / PA-009535

Provincial government buildings seen from Highland (Highlevel) Bridge, Edmonton, 1914.


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These are some postcard shots of Red Deer, Alberta from around the late 1960s. Not too bad for a city of 25,000 at the time!





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I'd say 1978/79
(July 23, 1978 at 1:49:32 pm to be precise)
It wasn't that long ago that Victoria Park was an actual community which had character and which people actually lived in. That said, it had been decaying steadily for decades, and a lot of the housing (by the time this picture was taken) was boarded up.

The expansion of the Stampede Grounds to the north was first approved in 1968, and, because of the Stampede Board's total incompetence when it comes to land development, here we are 46 years later and all we have to show for it is a bunch of parking lots and a casino.
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The CN Tower's observation platform looks like it's made from copper! Also, is the concrete still curing at this point? It looks like it was poured in layers, though wasn't it poured continuously to insure the support column was one solid monolith? Strange.
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Sad that all those houses are gone Now all that's there are bleak looking parking lots >_<
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That's really cool - I had no idea Stelco had that sign. It would have been huge. Anyone know what kind of lighting it was, and when it was taken down?

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This reminds me of Saskatoon, both the arches of the bridge as well as the view from the top of the Broadway bridge with the Robin Hood flour mill in a similar location as Saskatoon's very own Robin Hood mill is from this view.
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