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TTC PCC 4641 (an A11-class ex-Cleveland car) heads westbound on Queen Street West past Bay Street with a 4400-series A7-class car trailing, operating in MU service on the busy Queen route. Two other cars can be seen together heading eastbound in the distance. MU couplers were maintained on the 4400- and 4600-series PCC's for multiple unit operation on the busy Bloor/Danforth and later Queen routes.

The streetcars are passing by ongoing construction on the new Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel (opened 1972, now Marriott's Sheraton Centre), which replaced a row of old stores along here that were demolished in late 1964 (among them, Henry's Camera was once located here at 63 and later 111 Queen Street W, before moving to Church when the strip of buildings were demolished in 1964). The old Toronto Dominion Bank building remains for now (replaced with a modern TD banking pavillion later on).

In the background is the new Simpson Tower (built 1968), build adjacent to the flagship Simpsons department store (in the distance) at Queen and Yonge, a popular stop for streetcar and subway patrons for decades. 

J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: TTC PCC 4641 (an A11-class ex-Cleveland car) heads westbound on Queen Street West past Bay Street with a 4400-series A7-class car trailing, operating in MU service on the busy Queen route. Two other cars can be seen together heading eastbound in the distance. MU couplers were maintained on the 4400- and 4600-series PCC's for multiple unit operation on the busy Bloor/Danforth and later Queen routes.

The streetcars are passing by ongoing construction on the new Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel (opened 1972, now Marriott's Sheraton Centre), which replaced a row of old stores along here that were demolished in late 1964 (among them, Henry's Camera was once located here at 63 and later 111 Queen Street W, before moving to Church when the strip of buildings were demolished in 1964). The old Toronto Dominion Bank building remains for now (replaced with a modern TD banking pavillion later on).

In the background is the new Simpson Tower (built 1968), build adjacent to the flagship Simpsons department store (in the distance) at Queen and Yonge, a popular stop for streetcar and subway patrons for decades.

J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
J. Bryce Lee photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [741] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/19/1970 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4641 (search)
Train Symbol: Queen (wbnd to Humber Loop) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Queen St. W & Bay St. (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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