Looking for pictures of Toronto U.Sta. in the 70s

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Looking for pictures of Toronto U.Sta. in the 70s

Post by CP-4070 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:07 am

Hi guys,
I found out, that in the beginning of the 1976 Silver Streak movie, the train pulls out of the eastend of Toronto Union Station. While the movie credits are still being shown, the train passes a distillery building. The tracks are appearing to go a bit uphill. The position must be here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.649412, ... 766,16.77z" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Does anyone know of color pictures in the internet or in books of that particular area before it was redone? This would be mostly the 70s.
Thanks a lot!!!
Andy

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Re: Looking for pictures of Toronto U.Sta. in the 70s

Post by coleco13 » Tue May 07, 2019 8:47 am

The distillery district is a historic area that is preserved and hasn't change that much.
I'd suggest you check out these websites as they might have photos you are interested in.
City of Toronto Archives
https://gencat.eloquent-systems.com/cit ... ublic.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Toronto Public Library
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/digital-archive/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also here.
https://tayloronhistory.com/2012/10/18/ ... r-in-1977/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Looking for pictures of Toronto U.Sta. in the 70s

Post by CP-4070 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:47 am

Thanks Coleco, that surely is interesting!
I will have a deeper look!

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Re: Looking for pictures of Toronto U.Sta. in the 70s

Post by MACTRAXX » Thu May 23, 2019 6:36 am

CP: Try the Urban Toronto website to search for information and photographs about Toronto
Union Station in the 1970s era.

http://www.urbantoronto.ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They have an extensive transportation and picture section with many interesting searchable
subjects about the Greater Toronto Area for starters. This can be found in the "Forum" area.

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