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Old Posted Jan 25, 2007, 10:12 PM
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awesome pics!
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2007, 10:30 PM
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Here are some old pics of Vancouver from Fred Herzog. He actually has an exhibit starting (started?) at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I can't get any bigger versions at the moment...

Granville and Smithe

Granville and Robson


Davie (Looking north towards what will one day be One Wall Centre)

Howe and Nelson


Terminal City
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 4:12 AM
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Although it would be time consuming, it would be nice to see all of those shots with the present-day shots at the same location just to compare
Here's the best I could do. original

And now looking the opposite direction at the same area...these are outdated themselves, from August of 2004 before the revitalization of Charlotte St which surprisingly turned out well. Unfortunately, they're the most recent I have.

^The green building you can see a piece of at the far left is the Radio Building

^The original picture was taken from in front of the red older building at the far right of this photo with the plywood on it just before it renovated for new tennants.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 11:34 AM
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I love threads like this one. Thanks to all who've contributed. Makes an older guy very happy (and a bit nostalgic).
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 1:49 PM
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It looks like the small towns, not surprisingly, are where the downtowns really declined.

Toronto may look interesting in these old pictures but I think people used to the modern city would find 50s Toronto pretty small, boring, and poor if they somehow went back in time.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 3:19 PM
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awesome thread, thanks!
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2007, 4:27 PM
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great thread
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2007, 2:00 AM
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hmmm, i think i prefer the vancouver of today, rather than the older version.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Those photos are amazing.

It makes me sad to see that pretty much all Canadian cities had trams/streetcars and now they are all gone with the exception of Toronto
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2014, 9:44 AM
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Some cities are slowly re-introducing the street car. I hope it becomes the norm again.
World's First Documented Baseball Game: Beachville, Ontario, June 4th, 1838.
World's First Documented Gridiron Game: University College, Toronto, November 9th, 1861.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats since 1869 & Toronto Argonauts since 1873: North America's 2 oldest pro football teams
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most excellent thread.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2014, 4:53 AM
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One of my fave photo threads ever! thanks for these..Loved the neon in 1950's Montreal and how vibrant the Downtowns were in all of the cities shown.Winnipeg looked fantastic..Yup, the burbs and cookie cutter box retailers certainly killed the downtowns of yesteryear.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2015, 1:38 AM
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So happy this thread resurfaced, I have a couple photos kicking around and wanted to share them outside the Canada forum.

Stephenville, Newfoundland - Mid-1950s - population at this time was about 5,000. Today we are closer to 7,000.

Main Street Bens Pharmacy

Main Street 54

Just for reference, here is one of the present looking in the same direction as that 2nd photo (taken at 4am, thus the empty street):

Credit: Gerard Gale || GG Photography
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2015, 7:01 AM
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Don't see any differences from USA. But today, Canada is more Asian and French.
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