The End of WWII in Toronto

The End of the War in TorontoThis photo was taken by the Sterling Tower at 372 Bay Street after the end of World War II.


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Ryan G

Well well, I didn't realize Toronto was an anarchist third-world country back then.

Look at all that litter on the street! And how about that vehicle? It's like one of those commuter trains in Mumbai with people hanging on to the sides. And clearly they're in violation of the law since there's no license plate.

And shouldn't that boy on the right be in school?

Clearly that man in the back with the trenchcoat is a pervert. If you look closely he's got one of those John Waters pencil-thin moustaches.

The only thing that's calming about this photo is that it's all white people. Thank Jesus for that!

February 19, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ryan G

Don't forgot the streetcar tracks. We all know streetcars are evil!

February 19, 2014 @ 11:04 AM


Ah, the good ole days....

February 19, 2014 @ 11:43 AM


Nothing like a day in the trenches.

February 19, 2014 @ 12:09 PM


That car must be the one that they used on the Beverly Hillbillies.

February 20, 2014 @ 8:37 AM


Union Jacks everywhere.

I wonder what percentage of those people are still alive. Even that kid walking by near the front of the car would be in his 80s.

February 20, 2014 @ 10:51 AM


Legal Canadian flags.
The pre-Canada red&white as used in WW1:
Illegally slanted flags along High Park's Bloor Street:
And a USA flag as displayed at Ryerson University's gym:
(No more linkage, just search for a Feb 6th, 2014 entry.)

February 20, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

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