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Friday, May 22, 2009

Greener Pastures

I'm reading a book called Emerald City, by John Bentley Meys, about Toronto and its changing landsape. It got me thinking about urban renewal and how it applies to Danforth East. I thought that this photo I found in the City of Toronto archives is a good reflection of how drastic some changes are when looked at over a large arc of time. This is the proper of East Lynn park in 1931, before it was filled with Phil & Teds strollers and local children and dogs frolicking on the grass.

The park was cleaned up eventually, in 1932, thanks to the City's public works department.

1 comment:

  1. This is my back yard actually. We are always pulling out interesting bottles when we did a new part for the garden.