I happened on a website last week, unfortunately I don't have the URL so I am afraid I can't attribute it, but at any rate there were many old photos from the City of Toronto Archives there. A few of them caught my eye:
I love this one!
Iceboats! I'd never heard of nor seen such a thing until I saw this photo and the next one. Amazing!
In 1912, a race between an iceboat and some motorcycles on the frozen Toronto harbour.
The old Rosedale Hotel at Shaftesbury and Yonge, near where I lived as a teenager.
I remember this building. Around the corner were two doors marked "Gents" and "Ladies and Escorts", both opening into the same room. But in days gone by---or so my parents told me---they opened into separate rooms because "Ladies" and "Gents" did not mix in Public Rooms (pubs). This building was torn down and replaced with the Ports of Call restaurant in the mid '60s, it became a favourite site for our family get-togethers in those days, but that too is gone now. [I looked it up, the Ports of Call was built in 1963 and torn down in 1984.]