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Billings doesn't go over Riverside drive. Must be Bronson.
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That previous one is Ottawa in 1967-68.
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From Billings Bridge?
Probably from the Edward Drake building.
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Toronto 1962 from the Chuck Clostermann collection [Source]

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It's a different angle, but 13 years later (1975), downtown Toronto looked like this. Almost all the tall buildings visible in the previous picture are hidden from view:



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While we sometimes think that the current boom is unprecedented, it's useful to remind ourselves that there were more audacious periods of development taking place at a time when the region was less than half its current population.
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While we sometimes think that the current boom is unprecedented, it's useful to remind ourselves that there were more audacious periods of development taking place at a time when the region was less than half its current population.
It's kind of depressing when you consider the scale and speed of infrastructure projects built in Canada in the 1970's and earlier and compare it to today. It also makes me a bit suspicious of our official inflation figures.

The original 1954 subway in Toronto was 12 stops and was built for about $400M in today's dollars. The city had less than 1/4 the population back then, and its GDP per capita was probably less than 1/3 of today's. It's somewhat conservative to say it's like a $5B transit project in metro Toronto today. Not a nebulous long-term vision but a specific project built during a 5 year period.

By 1966 the system almost tripled in size and hit 34 stops. By 1978 it looked pretty similar to the modern system, but Toronto had only half as many inhabitants as today.
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Great shot. You can see the crane going up for the justice palace.
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Saint John 1957


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A couple of larger scans from Memorial's Archives.





And the-then western edge of the city.

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Edit: Tallest building in right side of pic (Place de Ville), finished in 72.
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Place de Ville III was finished in 1971... but with that in mind, I'd guess about 1972 or 73 as Sixty Queen is still under construction (finished in 1973).
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That second picture of St. John's looks like Scotland! Pre fire I assume?
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Toronto 1962 from the Chuck Clostermann collection [Source]

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Old pic and an old tidbit.



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too bad not much has changed in Ottawa

let's get our acts together O-town and develop LeBreton flats puh-lease!!!
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