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The intersection of Queen Street, King Street, Roncesvalles Avenue and The Queensway in the Sunnyside neighbourhood of Toronto has long been a busy intersection for streetcar traffic, mostly due to the convergance of multiple streetcar routes but also in part due to its proximity to the TTC's Roncesvalles Carhouse a stone's throw away. 

Here on a warm late afternoon summer's day TTC PCC 4455 (an A7-class car bought new in 1947) heads westbound in traffic, rattling across the diamonds and connecting tracks for Roncesvalles-King and crossing from Queen onto The Queenway enroute to Humber Loop. Waiting passengers occupy the stop island in the middle of the road, waiting for the next eastbound Queen car to arrive. The photographer is standing on the sidewalk next to the old Gray Coach Lines Sunnyside bus terminal, and the usual assortment of late 60's/early 70's automotive iron is present (including that rather nice dark blue Mustang). Air conditioning may have been an optional extra in cars of that era, but for most TTC transit vehicles back then (including their fleet of PCC streetcars) the de-facto method of A/C was still propping the window next to you open and enjoying the breeze with your elbow sticking out.

Original photographer unknown (possibly a Dennis Cowley slide), Dan Dell'Unto collection with some colour correction/touch-ups.
Copyright Notice: This image ©unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection all rights reserved.



Caption: The intersection of Queen Street, King Street, Roncesvalles Avenue and The Queensway in the Sunnyside neighbourhood of Toronto has long been a busy intersection for streetcar traffic, mostly due to the convergance of multiple streetcar routes but also in part due to its proximity to the TTC's Roncesvalles Carhouse a stone's throw away.

Here on a warm late afternoon summer's day TTC PCC 4455 (an A7-class car bought new in 1947) heads westbound in traffic, rattling across the diamonds and connecting tracks for Roncesvalles-King and crossing from Queen onto The Queenway enroute to Humber Loop. Waiting passengers occupy the stop island in the middle of the road, waiting for the next eastbound Queen car to arrive. The photographer is standing on the sidewalk next to the old Gray Coach Lines Sunnyside bus terminal, and the usual assortment of late 60's/early 70's automotive iron is present (including that rather nice dark blue Mustang). Air conditioning may have been an optional extra in cars of that era, but for most TTC transit vehicles back then (including their fleet of PCC streetcars) the de-facto method of A/C was still propping the window next to you open and enjoying the breeze with your elbow sticking out.

Original photographer unknown (possibly a Dennis Cowley slide), Dan Dell'Unto collection with some colour correction/touch-ups.

Photographer:
unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection [482] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/12/1973 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4455 (search)
Train Symbol: Queen (wbnd to Humber Loop) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Queen Street and Roncesvalles Avenue (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. And just think they said “Keep Arm In”, but do you think anyone actually listens? Even today, they don’t listen. Can’t do this on the LFLRV’s that’s for sure.

    But then again, TTC Streetcar is apparently a “Tourist Attraction”, so says the postcard.

    I still find the cigarette ad in front of the Castrol ad intriguing. No way in h— are you able to do that today.

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