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ScreamingViking Aug 23, 2013 7:44 PM

Or in this case, if you don't know where it was taken but really want to know, simply look at the link to the source. ;)

Dr Awesomesauce Aug 24, 2013 1:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Katrillion (Post 6242684)
A quick way to find out where it is, is to save the image. Sometimes the name of the intersection is the image files name. If not, you can do a reverse google image search and you can find websites where this image was posted and it will most likely tell you where it was taken...

I saved the Main and Caroline image and the file name was "MainandCaroline_zpsa4c45c28.jpg". Voila!

^I know the location! I was asking whether anybody else might have a go at it. ;)

And, yes, LikeHamilton got it.

Just look at the damage we did the south side of Main. Terrible...

Dr Awesomesauce Aug 24, 2013 1:26 AM

Now, here's a case where I don't know the location. I've never seen this shot before or the buildings, so I can't place it. The caption says 11 James S but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. That address would put these buildings on the east side of James between King and Main, roughly between the Birk's building and Landed Banking and Loan building. I don't think that's right. Perhaps somebody can confirm or deny that label.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...psd0e406ce.jpg
source

ScreamingViking Aug 25, 2013 6:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6243086)
Now, here's a case where I don't know the location. I've never seen this shot before or the buildings, so I can't place it. The caption says 11 James S but that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. That address would put these buildings on the east side of James between King and Main, roughly between the Birk's building and Landed Banking and Loan building. I don't think that's right. Perhaps somebody can confirm or deny that label.

On the Vintage Hamilton Facebook page (this post) they correct it to 11 James N, though that's a 13 above the Robert Ward shop entrance so if that refers to the address how could the Jet Restaurant be 11?

But if you look at the streeview it's hard to pick out matching buildings -- was there a facade in the late-60s that got removed? Is it even the same address on the same street?

CaptainKirk Aug 25, 2013 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ScreamingViking (Post 6244087)
On the Vintage Hamilton Facebook page (this post) they correct it to 11 James N, though that's a 13 above the Robert Ward shop entrance so if that refers to the address how could the Jet Restaurant be 11?

But if you look at the streeview it's hard to pick out matching buildings -- was there a facade in the late-60s that got removed? Is it even the same address on the same street?

James N makes sense even with the Jet Restaurant being #11. That would place it where Jackson Square is now, west side of James N.

LikeHamilton Aug 25, 2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScreamingViking (Post 6244087)
On the Vintage Hamilton Facebook page (this post) they correct it to 11 James N, though that's a 13 above the Robert Ward shop entrance so if that refers to the address how could the Jet Restaurant be 11?

But if you look at the streeview it's hard to pick out matching buildings -- was there a facade in the late-60s that got removed? Is it even the same address on the same street?

Even numbers are on the east side of James and odd on the west side below King. These building had to be where Jackson Square is now.

ScreamingViking Aug 26, 2013 12:34 AM

Ah - forgot about the flip in odd/even numbering between south and north. Thanks CaptainKirk and LikeHamilton. :cheers:
(if I'd been more observant in street view, one of those businesses has #10 on its sign)

Dr Awesomesauce Aug 26, 2013 1:19 PM

Thanks for the clarification. That location makes a lot of sense, though I still don't recognise any of the buildings in that shot.

That website has several photos of the old market area, particularly of York St. A lot of character, though definitely a tad run-down in its dying days.

That neighbourhood was also the centre for the old Jewish community in this city. Architecture aside, a great deal of culture was lost in that urban renewal project. About the only evidence that remains in the area is an old synagogue at the corner of Hess and Peter.

Dr Awesomesauce Aug 26, 2013 1:42 PM

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps6ad496e7.jpg
source

This is the first time I've ever seen a photo of this section of James South. So peculiar: a million pictures of the Birk's building; a million pictures of the Landed Banking and Loan building, and so few of those beauties in between. Again, such a shame they're gone. That's a big city photo right there.

coalminecanary Aug 26, 2013 6:07 PM

gentlemen start your engines!

CaptainKirk Oct 30, 2013 12:32 PM

Found this on a Toronto website

http://losttoronto2.files.wordpress....-sixty-620.jpg

CaptainKirk Oct 30, 2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Millstone (Post 3580453)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...zellershpl.jpg

This is probably the most disconcerting shot...

Think of what's there now if you were to stand on that spot on the roof of Jackson Square. Hardly any shops left along James and King William to generate that kind of foot traffic, Zellers is now a dead parking lot, York Street doesn't even exist anymore, the Lister's been left to rot and the property next to it to fall down. Two-way traffic on King William (cars parked the opposite way). City Hall has been replaced with City Mall.

Grafton's looks gorgeous in this pic.

The pic below this one with "expropriation sale" in the windows is even more :(

Here's a very similar pic, also found at a Toronto website

http://losttoronto2.files.wordpress....le-page-81.jpg

Dr Awesomesauce Oct 30, 2013 1:29 PM

Somebody's gonna come along and treat the old Kresge's building properly soon. I feel it.

Beedok Oct 30, 2013 1:54 PM

I do hope whatever gets put up where the Zellers was takes advantage of being a corner lot. That's one thing modern buildings don't seem to typically be as good at.

SteelTown Oct 30, 2013 2:01 PM

I think I see the word "EATON'S" (second floor) beside Zellers, never knew they were in that building. Perhaps their catalogue department? Or maybe it's a reflection from the Eaton's building across the street.

coalminecanary Oct 30, 2013 2:10 PM

It's graftons

SteelTown Oct 30, 2013 2:14 PM

^ Yea I see that on the 4th floor. But the second floor looks like Eaton's sign.

markbarbera Oct 30, 2013 2:44 PM

That is a Grafton's sign on the second floor too. The first few letters are a bit distorted because of the window frame

ScreamingViking Oct 30, 2013 8:10 PM

I think it's Grafton's too. It has too many letters to be "Eaton's" (which would also appear reversed if it was a reflection)

Nice find Captain. That's quite a clear photo. The old city hall is one of our greatest losses downtown.

Like Beedok, I too hope that whatever gets built across from the Lister makes good use of the corner. But imagine what could have been done with that Zeller's as a base - I love that second floor facing.

ScreamingViking Oct 30, 2013 8:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 6320625)
Somebody's gonna come along and treat the old Kresge's building properly soon. I feel it.

It deserves something way better than bingo.


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