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then & now: toronto’s old mill bridge

May 5

This year’s spring accessories and decor display on my fireplace mantel includes a vintage photo of Toronto’s Old Mill bridge. My love of old architecture and design spans the globe, but beauties like this one down the way from where I grew up are near and dear.

spring mantel accessories - saf affect

old mill & bridge toronto 1930 - saf affect

After having this old photo for years, I finally had the thought of returning to the approximate same spot where it was taken 80 plus years on. As might be expected, the landscape has changed quite a bit and has obscured the view.

old mill bridge toronto 2014 - saf affect

 

But you can make out the widows walk atop the Old Mill Inn built inside the original stone mill ruins.

old mill toronto 2014 - saf affect

This condo building is along the right / north side of Old Mill Rd.

old mill road toronto 2014 - saf affect

And the arches of the bridge and the Humber River to the north are barely visible through the trees.

old mill bridge 2014 - saf affect

Here are a few clearer views of the bridge from the south easterly approach. One thing that hasn’t changed is the handsome, almost hundred year old bridge structure and the serene view up the Humber River.

old mill bridge & the humber river - saf affect

old mill bridge toronto built 1916 - saf affect

over the old mill bridge toronto 2014 - saf affect

And a couple of views of the north side of the bridge, showing that the arches still reign over the flow of the river.

old mill bridge from the north toronto - saf affect

old mill from the north toronto - saf affect

 

 

 

 

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  1. May 6 11:40 pm

    Love to see how things in my city have evolved. Sometimes for the good, sometimes not. Great post.

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