Toronto’s streets and iconic buildings set in snow-Dec. 2012

We did not have a white Christmas, but the city awakened on the first day after the holidays to a winter wonderland, much to the chagrin of those forced to drive to work on the slushy streets. I took advantage of the occasion to walk the downtown streets and photograph the iconic buildings. Despite the lack of blue skies, the city looked “great.” 


Brant Street, looking south toward King Street, St. Andrew’s Park on the right-hand side of the photo.


                   Queen St. West looking west toward Bathurst.


                Spadina Avenue looking south toward King Street.


        Backpackers’ Hotel on the northwest corner of King and Spadina


                                Old City Hall at Queen and Bay Streets.


                                     Roy Thomson Hall and Metro Hall 


                                              Corner of King and Spadina


The 1883 former drug store on the southwest corner of King and John Streets


The old Methodist Publishing House, now Bell Media, at John and Queen Streets


                                Queen Street West and McCaul Street

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The 1902 bank on the northeast corner of Spadina and Queen Street is an architectural gem.

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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