Monday, 27 October 2014

The Bloor Viaduct

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Broadview and Danforth Single Truck Street Car
The Danforth began as a “a dusty country road, a sleepy byway that ran through open fields, market gardens, brickyards, scattered houses, the odd church and occasional hotel or roadhouse, where Torontonians would go for weekend revels.” But the Danforth area was not a place where a city person would want to live. It was separated from Toronto with no public transportation and no city services. 
In the late 1800s streetcars started to run along Broadview but in 1919 the Danforth truly became part of the city when the Bloor Viaduct was built. It brought Toronto and the Danforth together via Bloor Street.

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Construction of viaduct July 1916.
Jen
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