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Old Posted Jul 16, 2012, 12:56 AM
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when did london rip up its streetcar system?
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2012, 2:58 AM
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Here's an aerial of downtown Halifax from around 1920 (hosted by me):

What was that beauty they tore down for the Metro Centre/WTCC site? (about 8 stories tall three blocks below the Citadel just above City Hall)?

Also its cool how Downtown blends into the North-End so well ... Hopefully this will be the future as well (just with more height )
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2012, 3:19 AM
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What was that beauty they tore down for the Metro Centre/WTCC site?
That was the Moirs Chocolate factory.

Maybe I'll make an annotated version sometime. There are a lot of interesting details. If you look closely near the foot of Sackville Street for example you can see one of the archways that used to exist along the waterfront. I believe there was also a stone one around what is now the Historic Properties area.

A couple of other landmark buildings that are now gone are the Custom House at the foot of George Street and the city market building on Market Street. The building at the corner of Hollis and George was the Victorian-era Royal Bank HQ. You can also see the "pentagon" building at the end of Granville Street.
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I love looking at old skyline shots before most of the old buildings were torn down to make taller ones or parking lots.
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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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^ ... My guess would be around 1850.
I guessed very well.. it's from 1856.
http://www.blogto.com/city/2011/02/t..._to_the_1990s/
1st picture in the article. (Not the title picture)
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More from that same blogTO article..

1854:


Early-1930's:


Early-1960's:


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Really? I thought the Chateau Frontenac's tower was built in 1924?
You are right! The pic was dated wrongly and I didn't py attention.


Early 1970's


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Awesome pictures so far, everyone. More of Winnipeg, Hamilton and Halifax please.

London, Ontario

Northern Half of Downtown Core - 1941


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Wow! What an amazing find!

Unfortunately I can't help but get very angry when looking at this picture, just thinking about all that was torn down to make way for the sea of parking that now floods our downtown.
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From archives New Brunswick: http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives/?culture=en-CA

Fredericton, 1842



Saint John, 1841



Love these kinda maps: Fredericton, 1882



Saint John, 1890 (before everything went belly-up in New Brunswick...and Nova Scotia...and Prince Edward Island after confederation and all focus was
on Quebec and Ontario lol



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haha Jeff did you just make the photo black and white? Looks like it should be coloured by the detail haha.
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haha Jeff did you just make the photo black and white? Looks like it should be coloured by the detail haha.
lol it's missing a couple notable additions: 201 portage and the mb hydro tower, plus the u of w's recent upgrades, etc but you're not too far off in not noticing a substantial change..
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Old skyline shot of Halifax from the north:


http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/nsis/...nguage=English

Recent picture from a very similar angle. Lots of demolition happened around the waterfront area in the northern half of the downtown area:

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From MacDonald Bridge:
This old one's pretty crazy. Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row area around 1970:


http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/N...es.asp?ID=2464

The photo above shows a couple blocks in the bottom left of this photo:


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that old halifax shot is very montreal-y.
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Looking at this picture, makes me wonder if our skylines actually got better with all the highrises.

Toronto looks like Quebec City with the Royal York and Commerce Court Towers rising from the lake.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2012, 9:25 PM
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