A painting of me

Facing West at Bloor and Lansdowne

   17 October 2006, late at night

I asked the people on the DigIn mailing list what used to be on the lot my condo was built on. The first response I got informed me that in recent years it was just an empty construction lot. Many years prior to that, it looks like there may have been a small factory here, as can be seen in the photo below.

Bloor St facing West near Lansdowne in 1932

The scary thing is, in the past 70 years, the area hasn’t changed that  much. If anything, it looks worse for wear. The storage building on the right is very dilapidated now. The bridge is still pretty ugly. I’m not sure what you could do to liven it up.

Update: Here is a photo I took of the same strip of Bloor, which shows how little the area has changed.

Bloor St facing West near Lansdowne in 2006



  1. Put in a starbucks! :P

  2. That is an extremely cool comparison. I wonder if their is a site on the web that does this for other locations around Toronto.

  3. Man, I wish they would paint the train overpass like that again. Looks great, Better than the black steel now anyway.

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