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Toronto Transit Commission PCC 4384 passes through the downtown core on King Street, heading westbound just after crossing Simcoe on a King car bound for Dundas West Station.

It's seen passing the Canadian Pacific Express (originally the Dominion Express Company) offices, part CP's large freight shed complex built in 1914 that dealt with Less-Than-Carload freight and cargo forwarding (transloading between boxcars and trucks for local delivery) located in the King-Simcoe-Wellington-Front area. As other mail express companies came on the scene, along with containerization, railroads moved away from handling LCL freight and the Simcoe St. complex was closed and demolished a few years later in 1977. The property was redeveloped and eventually became home to the new Roy Thompson Hall. St. Andrew's Presbyterian church just behind the streetcar still exists today.

Original photographer unknown, Kodachrome slide from Dan Dell'Unto collection.
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Caption: Toronto Transit Commission PCC 4384 passes through the downtown core on King Street, heading westbound just after crossing Simcoe on a King car bound for Dundas West Station.

It's seen passing the Canadian Pacific Express (originally the Dominion Express Company) offices, part CP's large freight shed complex built in 1914 that dealt with Less-Than-Carload freight and cargo forwarding (transloading between boxcars and trucks for local delivery) located in the King-Simcoe-Wellington-Front area. As other mail express companies came on the scene, along with containerization, railroads moved away from handling LCL freight and the Simcoe St. complex was closed and demolished a few years later in 1977. The property was redeveloped and eventually became home to the new Roy Thompson Hall. St. Andrew's Presbyterian church just behind the streetcar still exists today.

Original photographer unknown, Kodachrome slide from the Dan Dell'Unto collection.

Photographer:
unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection [353] (more) (contact)
Date: circa May 1969 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4384 (search)
Train Symbol: King (wbnd) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: King & Simcoe (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. The Four Corners of King and Simcoe were once know as Education (Upper Canada College), Legislation (Government House – CP Express), Salvation (St.Andrews church 1876) and Damnation (British Hotel – a drinking establishment).

  2. My father worked, on the 10th floor, in the office building immediately behind St Andrews church. His window looked out on King Street.

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