hop a bus, Gus

A trolly bus c1922 on Merton Street in Toronto. The area today is totally changed.

Toronto. The photograph here shows a 1922 trolly bus on Merton Street in Toronto. The photograph is part of the vast collection at the City of Toronto Archives.

As we have said many times before, archives are a rich source of historic photographs. The local branches of banks often blow up and colourize these photographs to mural sizes to show what once stood on the land used today by the banks.

Be sure to browse your local archives, be they city or library based. You are sure to find photographs of your city and realize how photography can preserve local history – the photos are worth far more than a ‘thousand’ words …

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