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Old Posted Jul 14, 2012, 2:59 AM
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CALGARY - not sure what year, probably mid 20s.




EDMONTON - mid 30s




LETHBRIDGE - 1911




VANCOUVER - late 50s (first) 1939 (second)






VICTORIA - 1910




WINNIPEG - Various dates (no idea)








REGINA - 1930






SASKATOON - 1913 (first) 1940 (second)



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It's a reversed image? In the picture Commerce Court is on th left of FCP......right?
Sorry for the late reply, but bingo! It's mirrored for whatever reason.
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well, that's mighty impressive!
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2012, 3:55 PM
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1930 Regina photo with Trans Canada Airlines aircraft

@Chadillaccc in this post:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...1&postcount=22

I believe the aircraft is a Canadair North Star - 1946 entry in service - so the photo can't be from 1930. Nice photo BTW.

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Here's an aerial of downtown Halifax from around 1920 (hosted by me):

Amazing image.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2012, 4:44 PM
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T.O 1920? Toronto archives.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Utqc9q_zy6...d+toronto3.jpg

T.O 1930? Toronto archives.

http://www.toronto.ca/archives/image...44_it10045.jpg

Toronto archives 1912

http://www.myshangrilacondo.com/2012...elaide-street/

Toronto 1904 Toronto archives

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/englis...d_out_1020.jpg

Toronto 1820? Toronto archives

http://www.toronto.ca/archives/consolation.htm

Toronto 1856 Toronto archives

http://www.toronto.ca/archives/consolation.htm

Toronto 1920s, Toronto archives

http://wascanaavenue.files.wordpress...11/08/mp-3.jpg

Toronto 1922 Toronto archives
This is an old fountain for people, horses and dogs. Public health got rid of them in the 30's.

http://www.toronto.ca/archives/image...002_it0049.jpg

Toronto 1890 Toronto archives

http://www.mytorontocondoblog.com/wp..._Mar172012.jpg

Toronto archives year unknown.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...pril211925.jpg
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Neat. Most of these buildings are still there. That is stephen ave.


http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc7/w/na-4868-19.jpg
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Same with these.
Toronto archives.


http://torontoist.com/attachments/to...640Cropped.jpg
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Cool! What's that old building where the Weston is now? Looks similar to, though larger, than the Strathcona post office.
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Montreal 1611

1611? The city was founded in 1642. Unless you were implying that the Natives in Hochelaga used "bécosses".

This is the oldest "skyline" shot you can probably find.


http://www.myerchin.org/

Unless this is considered a skyline (1642)

http://www.herodote.net/

What amazes me is how you can still find buildings dating back to this era in the city. (1660-1680's)

And that Toronto shot is amazing, at a time when steeples where dominant in the city.
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I love this thread, keep the pics coming guys!!!
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Toronto 1820? Toronto archives

http://www.toronto.ca/archives/consolation.htm
Photography didn't exist in the 1820s
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^ View from the Window at Le Gras (taken with camera obscura) was from 1826.

But seeing as the first phase of Osgoode Hall was constructed between 1829 and 1830, it definitely wasn't taken in the 1820's. My guess would be around 1850.
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I believe the above is from 1937 not the 1920s. The license plate on the car shows a 937 and the vehicle is typical of a 1935-36 styling. I unsuccessfully tried to identify the vehicle.

Edit: the license plate is definitely 1937 followed by a crown. 1937 is the 1st time that crowns appeared on Ontario plates, positioned in the top left and right corners.
Edit:The car is a 1937 Chevrolet

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2012, 10:51 PM
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awesome keep the pics coming! Where are Ottawa and Quebec City?
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Photography didn't exist in the 1820s
You're right, I'm not sure when it was taken because most of the structures are just small wood homes.
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A drawing of London, Ontario from around 1840. This looks towards the courthouse from the west bank of the Thames River, just upstream from the fork:



Think Toronto looked like a third world city in the 1800s? Welcome to downtown London, ca. 1880. I believe this is an early version of the Covent Garden market, with Dundas street in the background. All these buildings have likely since been demolished:



Fast-forward to the 1990s. Here's a shot of One London Place under construction in 1991:



And a shot of the downtown in 1996. The black building to the right is the old CN building, which doubled as the city's train station:



And that was imploded in early 2001, making London perhaps one of the few cities in this thread to actually create a larger gap in its skyline. Strange to think this was only a few months before 9/11.

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