Being a teenager in 1956, I purchased a Kodak Pony 35mm camera for the enormous price of $40, and at Christmas journeyed to Yonge Street to photograph the lights. Time exposures were required for night photography, and I had no tripod. I was indeed a novice at the task. Below are copies of four of the slides that survive from that decade.
Yonge Street, looking north from Dundas Street in 1956
The Brown Derby, on the northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets
The marquee of the Downtown Theatre on Yonge, south of Dundas Street.
The Le Coq’Or on the east side of Yonge Street, north of Dundas Street