Today Sat Sun
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
14°/7°
It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 25, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
14°/6°
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 26, 2014
Partly Cloudy
12°/5°

Your Toronto 2014 Issue Navigator

How the candidates compare on some of the city's biggest issues.

20140206southparkdale

20140206southparkdale
0
<b>Empress Crescent , looking east from Dowling Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, 1956. Photo by James Salmon. Toronto Public Library, R-912.</b><br><br /> <br /> Construction on the Lakeshore Expressway began on April Fools' Day 1955, and concentrated on the stretch between the Humber and Jameson Avenue. Around 150 homes were demolished to make way for the expressway and its related projects, mostly in south Parkdale around Dowling Avenue and Jameson Avenue. Streets like Empress Crescent vanished from city maps. When the <i>Globe and Mail</i> printed pictures of the rubble left behind by demolitions in 1957, it described the scene as “ruins reminiscent of a Second World War bombing raid.”<br />
20140206southparkdale
http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/20140206southparkdale-100x100.jpg
http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/20140206southparkdale.jpg
http://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/20140206southparkdale.jpg
1000
998
[]
20140206southparkdale

Empress Crescent , looking east from Dowling Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, 1956. Photo by James Salmon. Toronto Public Library, R-912.

Construction on the Lakeshore Expressway began on April Fools’ Day 1955, and concentrated on the stretch between the Humber and Jameson Avenue. Around 150 homes were demolished to make way for the expressway and its related projects, mostly in south Parkdale around Dowling Avenue and Jameson Avenue. Streets like Empress Crescent vanished from city maps. When the Globe and Mail printed pictures of the rubble left behind by demolitions in 1957, it described the scene as “ruins reminiscent of a Second World War bombing raid.”

Comments