80 PHOTOGRAPHS FOUND (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
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HURRICANE HAZEL Homeward bound motorists on Lake Shore Rd. south of CNE during height of downpour, Oct. 15, 1954. [HURRICANE HAZEL HITS TORONTO -- Homeward bound motorists are packed in solid, sodden lines on Lake Shore Road, south of the CNE grounds, during height of the downpour on October 15, 1954. Steady rain and strong winds tied up traffic in nearly every section of the city. This photo was taken from a Bailey Bridge spanning the highway. Hurricane Hazel pounded the city of Toronto with 110 km/hr winds and more than 200 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours. Thousands were left homeless, and 81 were killed as severe flooding devastated low-lying areas in and around the city. Areas to the west were especially hard hit and property damage was extensive as bridges and streets were washed out and homes washed away. Photo by Richard Cole / For The Globe and Mail (Neg. #54288-2)]
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CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION Misc. This Leopard C1 tank, made in West Germany, will be on display in Our Canada pavillion when CNE opens today.
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Toronto city Police Dept. Constable Moody puts the bridle on his mount before going out on patrol. Mounted officers perform duties that no car or motorcycle could handle.
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Christian Dior poses with three of his models at Holt Renfrew's on Bloor St. Left to right, Mabel Glenby, New York; Jeanne Gora, Paris; and, on the other side of Mr. Dior, Mary Ryan, New York. They flew here especially to model in yesterday's showings.
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Queen Street (Toronto) Everything from exotic dancers to corned beef on rye are given billboard treatment in the array of signs that decorate the strip of shabby buildings on the south side of Queen St. facing the proposed civic square. Properties are assessed at $1,000,000 but land has I potential assessment of $6,000,000.
These photographs and captions are unaltered documents. In some cases, they contain outdated language that may be offensive. In order to preserve their historical authenticity, they have not been edited.
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