Photographs of Toronto Harbour area in the 1970s.

Brian Wilcox, a neighbour of mine, shared with me some great photos that he took in the 1970s, of the Toronto Harbour area . Anyone who has an interest in the city will enjoy these pictures, and of course, make comparisons to today. It is amazing how the city’s waterfront has developed. Who ever would have thought that the areas shown in these photos would eventually contain so many tall towers?


Gazing south toward the lake, the Toronto Island Airport and the Islands nestled in Lake Ontario.


Gazing south on Bay Street in the 1970s toward the Gardiner Expressway, the Harbour Commission Building, and the Harbour Castle Hilton. In the foreground is the Main Postal Terminal, now the site of the Air Canada Centre.


                 Gazing west along the harbour area. Humber Bay is in the distance.


Gazing south toward the lake, Union Station and the Royal York Hotel in the foreground.

For links to previous posts containing photos from a book published by the City of Toronto in 1912

To view other posts about Toronto’s past and its historic buildings:

Military hero of the War of 1812 lived near corner of Spadina and Queen West.

Photos of the surroundings of the CN Tower and and the St. Lawrence Market in 1977

The old Dominion Bank Building at King and Yonge Street

The Canada Life Building on University and Queen Street West.

Campbell House at the corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue

A study of Osgoode Hall

Toronto’s first City Hall, now a part of the St. Lawrence Market

The St. Lawrence Hall on King Street

Toronto’s streetcars through the past decades

History of Trinity Bellwoods Park

A history of Toronto’s famous ferry boats to the Toronto Islands

Toronto’s Old City Hall at Bay and Queen Streets

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