By Mike Filey

A Toronto Album 2, spouse version to Mike Filey's immensely well known unique album, is a photographic trip via bustling Toronto from the past due Thirties to the early Nineteen Seventies. one of the 100-plus photos is a quartet that indicates the outstanding adjustments to Toronto's skyline over a half-century. Others seize the 1939 royal stopover at, steam trains of their twilight years, the evolution of the health center for in poor health young ones, a glance at Christmas previous, and glimpses of some landmark constructions we were not clever sufficient to maintain. A Toronto Album 2 is a souvenir Torontonians will treasure.

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But, as we all know, the one called SkyDome did. It opened on June 3,1989. 42 A Toronto Album 2 54 The Toronto Postal Delivery Building, Bay and Fleet Street (now Lake Shore Boulevard), 1944. Toronto grew rapidly in the 1920s. However, its ability to handle the ever increasing amount of mail was severely restricted, even though a new postal handling facility had been incorporated into the east wing of the city's new Union Station. Additional facilities were badly needed, and a site for a massive new postal building was acquired at the northwest corner of Bay and Fleet streets.

They were joined by Steve Suchan, and the quartet, now dubbed the Boyd Gang by the media, quickly resumed their bank robbing ways. On March 6, 1952, things turned ugly: Steve Suchan shot Toronto Police Sergeant Edmund Tong. The officer died of his wounds seventeen days later. Police quickly captured all four members of the gang, and once again they found themselves incarcerated in the same cellblock in the old Don Jail. On September 8, 1952, the Boyd Gang again escaped from jail. They hightailed it up the Don Valley, eluding the authorities for eight days.

Today they are Medieval Times and the wonderfully restored Liberty Grand, respectively. 53 Mike Filey 65 Curious Torontonians visit a model H-Bomb shelter set up in front of City Hall, August 1955. The advent of the Cold War resulted in many Canadians taking a closer look at what they might do to protect themselves and their families should a nuclear attack be imminent. Across the country, numerous civil defence organizations were set up, while here in Toronto, the Telegram, one of the city's three daily newspapers at the time, sponsored a full-size, fully equipped H-bomb shelter.

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