Toronto Then and Now: Islington and Dundas - The Intrepid

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Toronto Then and Now: Islington and Dundas

Every week Toronto Then and Now compares a photo from Toronto’s past to one from the present.

Then
Toronto White Rose Gas Station Islington and Dundas 1961Looking south from the north-east corner of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West. (1961)

Now
Toronto Shell Gas Station Islington and Dundas 2009Looking south from the north-east corner of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West. (2009)

These images were both taken from the gas station that sits on the north-east corner of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West. The station originally opened in the 1950s as a White Rose station. It was later converted into a Shell station in the mid 1960s after Royal Dutch Shell bought out the White Rose Oil Company in 1962.

The 1961 photo of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West comes from the City of Toronto Archives. The 2009 photo of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West is by Stephen M.

3 comments:

hyfen said...

Love these posts. Any chance you'd drive over to Scarborough and do a few?

TheIntrepidPie said...

Awesome segment! I love these posts! I live on the Christie Pits and was shocked to find out a few decades ago it was home to a portion of a creek that went all the way to Fort York. And all this time I thought some idiot just mislabled my sidewalk "Garrison Creek Trail"....
Anyway, you provide an interesting perspective on the growth and development of our city! Keep it up!

TheIntrepid...Pie

Domesticpedia said...

Thumbs up for the post :) I love pictures like these. The world is changing incredibly quickly. I can't imagine how will Islington look after another 50 years.
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