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Great pics! What became of the colunm topped by a statue in front of the old Winnipeg City Hall?
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I believe it was moved across Main Street to the centennial centre.
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EXCELLENT work and presentation Wpg_Guy. The best presentation I have ever seen on this thread
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Man...that last photo is an eye opener.
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Toronto looks like a podunk midwestern city in this pic, like it would eventually be Fort Wayne, IN or Akron, OH or some place like that. It's hard to believe it would grow into one of the largest, most important cities on the continent.

What's kind of funny is that Toronto has historic landmarks of reasonably impressive size scattered around what is, today, considered to be different quadrants of the downtown. Things like Queens Park and the ROM being 2 km north of that pic, or Maple Leaf Gardens and Eaton's College Park being 1.5-2 km in another direction. But, at the time, they would have been islands of metropolitanism surrounded by leafy residential neighbourhoods.

Over 70 years later, Toronto still takes the same approach to city building, except those islands are much further flung in places like Yonge and Eglinton or North York Centre.
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Edmonton or....Winnipeg and then Vancouver. I’m sure you threw the quiz in for fun.
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Both photos were of 'Edmonton' according to CN...
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Great pics, Cold!
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Both photos were of 'Edmonton' according to CN...
That really looks like Winnipeg with the fort Garry hotel, followed by the union station and then the child’s building poking out the right of the station. The chimney on the hotel is very similar to the fort Garry.
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