|Rear of Centre Avenue|
This is a remarkable portfolio of photographs taken of Toronto in 1910 that was put out in the 1960s.
Unlike many photographic looks at the city's past, this one is not nostalgic or glamorous in anyway, but is rather a portrait of working class and immigrant life in the city.
Spare and revealing, they display a side of the city's history all too often forgotten.
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Kitchen in Central Toronto
Workers in a Barton Ave. Storm Overflow Sewer
Women's Dispensary, Seaton Street
4 Dwelling Common Yard
Cellar Dwelling, Terauley Street
Macedonian Lodging House, Front Street
Bulgarian Lodging House, King St. E.
William Street (now Simcoe)
Virgin's Lane (runs into Cherry St.)
Unidentified Mission Hall
10 cent Lodging House on Front St. E.
Rear of Chestnut St.
Measuring the Ice Depth in Humber River
(What a lousy job!)
Excavation, Yonge & Grosvenor Streets
Cheap Lodgings, Front St. E.
Bulgarian Lodging House, Front St. E.
St. Clair Ave. W.
Toronto Island Filtration Plant Installation Site
The Humber Valley
See also: Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s
See also: 20 Vintage Toronto Streetscapes of Yonge St, Yorkville, Kensington Market & More! (Plus one bonus one of Oshawa)