“TORONTO NOIR” – THE CITY IN BLACK AND WHITE, 1901-1950’s

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LOS ANGELES was the ‘film noir capital’ in the 1940’s.  No doubt about that.  But our TORONTO could look quite sinister in black-and-white back then, and parts of it still do.

PHOTO ABOVE – Sunnyside Amusement Park, 1925;  PHOTOS BELOW1) Dupont Street, 1923  2) Sully Crescent, looking west to Shaw Street, 1901  3) Graymar Hotel, 29-31 Jarvis Street, 1945  4) 130 River Street  5) Club One Two, 1952  6) Midtown Cinema, 1950’s . . . City of Toronto Archives

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