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Here’s what Etobicoke used to look like…..

Etobicoke was called the suburbs in the 50's and 60's - 003 (Near Queensway and Royal York, 1961)

Although Etobicoke is sometimes still referred to as a suburb of Toronto, development over the last 30 years or so and the sprawl that's given birth to the Greater Toronto Area should probably mute such reference.

But what did they look like before urbanization took place?

There is, however, something fascinating about the post-war birth of the suburbs. In addition to demonstrating how mass car-ownership transformed planning principles, there's something else to be spotted in these photos. There's this strange combination of optimism and fear that seems built into the very form of these communities, from their well manicured but generally empty front yards to the eerie preponderance of abandoned tricycles. This is the stuff nostalgia is made out of.

Here's what Etobicoke used to look like…..

Etobicoke was called the suburbs in the 50's and 60's - 012 (Queensway and Wolgar, 1960s)

Queensway and Wolgar, 1960's

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme

A Strip Mall in the 60's (Which one?)

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme

Communal Pool, 1960's

Etobicoke was called the suburbs in the 50's and 60's - 007 (Alderwood area, 1968)Alderwood area, 1968

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme

Near Martingrove and Westway, 1960's

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme

Near Martingrove and Westway, 1960's

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme


1960's

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme

Thistletown, late 1960's

Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of comme

West Deane Park, 1961

Etobicoke was called the suburbs in the 50's and 60's - 006 (Alderwood area, 1968)

Alderwood area, 1968

Etobicoke was called the suburbs in the 50's and 60's - 001 (rexdale 50's)

Rexdale 50's

Etobicoke was called the suburbs in the 50's and 60's - 004 (Near Queensway and Royal York, 1961)

Near Queensway and Royal York, 1961

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Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty Inc. Brokerage
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Toronto, Ontario
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