RONNY JAQUES (1910-2008) was a British photographer whose family moved from England to Canada, then on to New York City and TORONTO, where he opened a studio at 24 Grenville Street. He stayed here until 1941 when he closed the studio and moved back to New York. During the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s his photographic specialties were fashion, travel, food and lifetstyle. His work is everywhere, but he’s no longer with us.Jaques was in TORONTO long enough to record some splendid images of our city between 1939 and 1951.  <Photo above – Kensington Market>A large number of these are in Canada’s National Library and Archives.  <Photo above – Trading Floor, the old Toronto Stock Market.  The building still exists on Bay Street.>You can scan through the Archives’ vast collections at this address –<Photo above – Queen Street East at Yonge Street>

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