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VICTORIA PARK SUBWAY STATION  1968






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Those shots are of Victoria Park subway station which is right near my home.  It doesn't look much different today but it will soon as they have just started a massive renovation which will "open the station to the street" and pretty well eliminate the parking lot - another example of  Comrade Miller's war against the private automobile.

It is interesting to note the speed limit sign - 40 mph.  The car haters have currently reduced it to 40 kmph.  Another interesting note, immediately to the north of the station is the Dentonia Park public golf course.  The clubhouse is actually built into the subway station.  As far as I know, it is the only golf course in the world that can be directly accessed from a subway station.



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I love these old pic's. It never occured to me how many Canadian Pontiac's were around back then. I also noticed a few of Canadian Meteors.

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Yes Pontiacs were everywhere!  They were the number two seller in Canada in the early 60's after Chevrolet.  It is amazing looking at some of those pictures as almost 1/2 the cars were GM, but then again, that makes sense as GM did have almost 1/2 of the total market back then.  Boy, have the mighty fallen.dead.gif

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I wonder who the lucky guy is who got the corner parking spot:

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4 chevrolets in a row, in the corner spot a '65 impala, '66 belair, '61 2dr post bel air, '68 4dr biscayne...aww

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69Laurentian wrote:

I wonder who the lucky guy is who got the corner parking spot:



My thoughts exactly! These days the kids key the cars when people do that...

 



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Just think of the $$$$ sitting in those pics if they were taken today!!!! nice to see pics like that.

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This one is another Toronto Landmark, Stanley Barracks, built in 1841 to replace Fort York. It served as the Marine Museum up to 1997. It is on the CNE grounds. Today you would see Ontario place in the background.



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

69Laurentian wrote:

I wonder who the lucky guy is who got the corner parking spot:



My thoughts exactly! These days the kids key the cars when people do that...



there would still be a clown park next to it, reeeaaaal closefurious
I notice no Beaumonts, also in the 68 parking lot, hardly any 10 year old cars, no trucks, buddy left his window down and no draft open in the Impala, joy ride anyone weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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calgary 1963




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68sd wrote:

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What would that be?  Parking for McMahon Stadium? Is there anything on these photos identifying their location?



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This one is another Toronto Landmark, Stanley Barracks, built in 1841 to replace Fort York. It served as the Marine Museum up to 1997. It is on the CNE grounds. Today you would see Ontario place in the background.



I spot 2 60 Pontiac wagons here...



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Re. the number of Pontiacs in these pictures: it's probably not surprising given that the full size Pontiac was the best selling car in Canada for much of the 60s. May explain why there are still so many left.

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I just had to dig up this gem. Check out all those rides from the past.



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A tip: if you want to see the photos without the ugly photobucket watermark covering some of the cars, you can go directly to the City of Toronto Archives and search for those same photos.

https://gencat4.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=City+of+Toronto+Archives&UserName=wa+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_3355&bCachable=1&MenuName=City+of+Toronto+Archives

In this case I searched for "Victoria Park Subway Station" for the keyword, and "1968" for the date.

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Neat seeing this. I live walking distance just north of Vic Pk subway. Actually took this yesterday. Far different today.

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