The City of Toronto has a massive archive of photos from years gone by, many of which include people and their cars. A look around the web shows that other Canadian communities have also published archives that are just bursting with images, which got me thinking that perhaps a series of historic posts is in order.
To kick off the Cars In Canada series, we’ve got a collection of images taken in Etobicoke in 1961. There is shots of the Westgrove Rambler-Hillman dealership on the North-West corner of Bloor & Islington, where the Islington Subway station, which opened in 1965, now resides. Also included is a shot of a Chrysler dealer on Dundas.
A White Rose gas station at Dundas & Islington is depicted too. White Rose was owned by a company called Canadian Oil.
If you know more about these images, feel free to add your comments below.
Fonds 213, Series 1464 - Etobicoke Clerk's Dept. slides of commercial, residential, and parkland development
Source: Toronto Archives