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Toronto Without the Tower

- Franny Wentzel - Saturday, August 1st, 2009 : goo

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In respnse to this previous post I dug out some old images of that skyline you'll get onto (if you live there for a while). Most of these are pretty old so they don't have the in them. How old? Older that ... but not older than ...

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Older than the ...

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Older than the ... or or the for that matter...

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Older than the extra wing on the

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Which can be seen in this shot...

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So old the tallest building in all of Canada was the lovely Bank of Commerce...

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...which was the model for my city's tallest building...

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and could be seen from the Great Lakes that used to dock at the foot of ...

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So old the complex had yet to be built...

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Well not in this one... Admiral TVs... the house brand in the 90s...

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Or this one... there goes everyone's TV reception...

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Or this one... Miesian perfection there, eh?

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This one is at least as old as I am... but no giant TV antennae with an observation deck in the shot...

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Couldn't do this post without at least one with the CN Tower poking into the shot...

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Alito: So cool!

Peter: indeed. this is a very cool post :)

Franny Wentzel: 5th Aug 2009 - 23:10 GMT

Needless to say I wish could've spent some time in the pre-giant glass box Toronto...

dglenn: 14th Aug 2009 - 16:43 GMT

Great post!
Franny, what's your connection to Toronto? ...just curious.

Franny Wentzel: 14th Aug 2009 - 17:42 GMT

About the same as my connection to or or ...

I have a bunch of old pictures of those cities...

grange: 17th Aug 2009 - 15:47 GMT

You know , If the rails where cleaned up the water front looked pretty good before all the big buildings in the old days ...very nice

Franny Wentzel: 17th Aug 2009 - 18:44 GMT

To think... with a little better planning Toronto could've had its own version of 's ...

JWT: 24th Aug 2009 - 06:21 GMT

Thanks for the vintage photos. I watched them build the CN Tower. It seems like yesterday.

POWcityblog: 24th Aug 2009 - 15:54 GMT

They went and got rid of all that cool stuff! Railyards, oil tankers, right downtown. Now there's just a load of stupid corporate and tourist crap in its place. Stupid CN Tower. Stupid convention centre.

Franny Wentzel: 5th Jan 2010 - 01:42 GMT

Interesting compare and contrast between these two images...

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The ferry got smaller and new office/factory was built...

Michael: 9th Jun 2010 - 12:26 GMT

Hey Franny! Just a quick note to thank you once again for your incredible eye! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos - I"ve used several of them in a blog post about the TD Centre on my blog, designKULTUR. Thanks! Michael

Franny Wentzel: 17th Dec 2010 - 03:36 GMT

Led Zeppelin comes to town...

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