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Old Footage of Downtown Toronto in 1986


YouTube user Retrontario frequently uploads fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems.  These clips never fail to bring back a ton of memories for me, so I feature them from time to time.

I love this footage from Global TV circa 1986.  It's simply a drive around downtown Toronto to the smooth sounds of Guido Basso's trumpet and flugelhorn.  They called this "Night Ride" and you can see the old Sam the Record Man and A&A Records signage in all its glory.

I also love these scenes because I can spot my old arcade hangouts from the mid-80s.  I loved those arcades when you could actually play a game for a quarter.

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