Saturday, September 25, 2010

How Toronto's Deco skyscrapers looked in the 1960s

This photo is from a post on BlogTO, which features some wonderful photos of the Toronto skyline back in the 1960s, largely before the downtown development craze that deprived us today of such Deco landmarks as the Toronto Star (1929, Chapman and Oxley, demolished 1970).

(For those of us who didn't grow up in Toronto in the Sixties, it's easy to understand what an impact the arrival of the TD Centre made when you study this photo!)

Hopefully our 'community' (political leaders, but ultimately, citizens like you and me) can exercise better judgment a half-century from now in determining which of today's skyscrapers are worth saving and which aren't...

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! That is a great shot. I just found your blog and I think it's fantastic...I'm a fellow Torontonian and Art Deco Lover!

    I run a little Art Deco website as well ( I will definitely be coming back here for inspiration.

    Wonderful job Tim! And good luck at Heritage Toronto Awards! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)