before the old city hall …

The Globe Foundry at Queen and Bay were the old City Hall now resides

Toronto. George Dunbar sends this remarkable photograph from the archives of the Toronto Public Library. The photo shows the old Globe Foundry on Queen Street West at about the address of the old Toronto City Hall (the only City Hall when I was a kid).

George writes, “A wonderful street scene in Toronto. This address must be the present location of The Old City Hall, built 1888/1889.

“Globe Foundry, Queen Street West, north side, between James & Bay Streets 1882 – TPL”

Just another reminder that libraries and archives have a wealth of photographic history. Take a look at your local library and archives.


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