then & now: toronto’s old mill bridge
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.
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.
But you can make out the widows walk atop the Old Mill Inn built inside the original stone mill ruins.
This condo building is along the right / north side of Old Mill Rd.
And the arches of the bridge and the Humber River to the north are barely visible through the trees.
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.
And a couple of views of the north side of the bridge, showing that the arches still reign over the flow of the river.