Monday, May 30, 2022

Tuesday Treasures

 Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

Toronto ON

This is an Toronto Archives photo of the northwest corner of Dundas and Yonge.
Taken in the 1950s, it was a Bank of Nova Scotia branch.

In 1890, a building on the site was occupied by T. D. Ball and Company, “gent’s furnishings.” In 1925, a United Cigar Store was on the corner, and remained on the premises until 1950. In that year, the Bank of Nova Scotia constructed the present-day building and shared the premise with the United Cigar Store and Coward Clothing Store. Eventually the bank occupied the entire building and renovated the premises, placing the huge crest above the door on the east façade. It remained a functioning bank into the 1990s.

It still stands today. It has a red door and is a Rogers mobile location. I need to go back and get a photo of the BNS crest.
Click on photo to enlarge.

2018 Forever 21 location.



  1. Times change, but some things endure.

  2. Looks like a lot hustle bustle about.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  3. some places resist. I like these pictures

  4. That is a very busy corner. Good location for a business.

  5. The surroundings seem to have changed a lot! Has the newer building managed to retain the basic character of the old one?

  6. I always enjoy seeing how a site changes over time. Thanks for this great series.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  7. Isn't it so lovely when old becomes new again? Sometimes it is just perfect when things get a facelift rather than being torn down! Lovely photos!


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