Monday, September 9, 2013

Cooksville Train Station circa ????

This is, clearly, the Cooksville Train station.  It was built, according to the City of Mississauga (of which Cooksville is now a part) in 1878 by the Credit Valley Railway.  However, it burnt down in the 1880s, twenty years before the first pictures in the album that includes this photograph.  It is clearly not the Cooksville CPR Station, which was built in 1912 and demolished in 1975.  It resembles one image attributed to the first station, but not another.  Is this the second station, which would fit the timeframe of the photo album, or the first, which may or may not look just like the photo above?  The photo from trainweb of the same structure shows a horse and buggy (which doesn't resolve much), gentlemen in suits and women in full dress and hats (which doesn't resolve much), and what appear to be telegraph or electrical poles.  If they're indeed telegraph poles, this is likely the first station; if they're electrical poles, this must be a later station.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Runnymede Road c.1911

Two trees stand aside Runnymede Road in an autumn sometime around 1911, with what look like white pines (Ontario's provincial tree, and none too common in Toronto anymore) in the background.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Toronto Harbour c.1907

Exhaust darkens the sun on the Toronto Harbour around 1907.  The ferry in the background is likely either the Primrose or the Mayflower, which shuttled visitors back and forth from the Toronto Islands from 1890 to 1938.

Lakeshore, 1907

A gentleman strolls along Toronto's waterfront 106 years ago.

Davenport Road, 1907

Horses and cart on an unpaved Davenport Road in 1907.

A Trip to Hamilton

Entitled "'The Gore' Hamilton" and dated 1907, I assume this is taken of Gore Park in Hamilton.

Meyher's Hotel, Sunnyside

Meyher's Hotel at Sunnyside on the waterfront in 1910.  Click here for more on what Sunnyside looked like before the Gardiner Expressway was built.