I’m currently (or should be) doing research for a paper due at the end of the semester where we focus on one street of Toronto from 1911 and try to put together an idea of what it was like to live on such street at such time. It’s actually really cool (oh, I am such a nerd). Most kids (slackers (not really)) are focusing on an ethnic or religious enclave, but I am trying to find an occupation enclave, of which there is little information (me = idiot overachiever).
Long story short, here are some awesome pictures of Toronto in the 1900s that I stumbled upon on Blog TO during said fruitless reserach.
The cycling club (what?)
U of T campus entrance (!)
the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
St. Lawrence Market
Sleighing in Queens Park
Diving Horse at Hanalan’s Point (this one’s my favorite, it is utterly absurd).