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then & now: high park gates from Christmas day past

December 23

One of my favourite pastimes (and on some days, a procrastinating mechanism – case in point, I should be wrapping Christmas presents!) is to gaze at old photos of Toronto and other cities. This morning I found myself lost for bit in the City of Toronto photo archives and came across this timely oldie (taken on December 25, 1925) of High Park Blvd. at Parkside Dr. looking east through the grand High Park Alexandra Gates. While many of the stately homes that line this street are now carved into apartments, these beautiful gates retain their original prominence at the entrance to the park.

While it was a white Christmas that year (which isn’t to be the case for here this year, with temperatures forecast to push 10ºC!), I wish wish everyone a safe and happy green Christmas and a prosperous 2015!

then & now: high park blvd looking west on Christmas Day 1925


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