How many buildings can you name in this Enhanced picture?

Parkdale seen from the roof of the Gladstone Hotel looking south west in 1898.

Parkdale seen from the roof of the Gladstone Hotel looking south west in 1898.

NUMBERED PICTURE BELOW: Try writing down the numbers and names of any buildings you see in the following picture. Then scroll down and see what they are. You can now leave comments at the end of new posts. We would like to hear from you.

Seventeen items are numbered in this 1898 Photograph taken from the roof of the Gladstone Hotel looking west along Queen Street West.

Seventeen items are numbered in this 1898 Photograph taken from the roof of the Gladstone Hotel looking west along Queen Street West.

1 1890 Parkdale Methodist Church on King at Dunn.

1 1890 Parkdale Methodist Church on King at Dunn.

2. 1888 photo of Queen Victoria School on Close Avenue south of King Street.

2. 1888 photo of Queen Victoria School on Close Avenue south of King Street.

4 1884 Goads map date.  Toronto Radiator Workd on Dufferin

4 1884 Goads map date. Toronto Radiator Works on Dufferin

5 1884-Charles Frankish Castle From Toronto, old and new a memorial volume pg. 172, by Adam, G. M. (1891)

5 1884-Charles Frankish Castle, from Toronto, old and new a memorial volume page 172, by Adam, G. M. (1891)

6 1890 c Methodist Church on Cowan Ave that became a Presbyterian Church in 1896. Later it became S  Johns Polish National Catholic Church on Cowan

6 1890 c Methodist Church on Cowan Ave that became a Presbyterian Church in 1896 and later became St Johns Polish National Catholic Church Cowan

7 1896 08 17 photo. Built before 1884 per Goads maps. Union Hotel. Notice the brocken glass.

7 1896 08 17 photo. Built before 1884 per Goads maps. Union Hotel. Notice the broken glass.

9 1888 St. Mark's Anglican Church, Cowan Ave., e. side, s. of Queen St. W. Tor Pub Lib

9 1888 St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Cowan Ave., e. side, s. of Queen St. W. Tor Pub Lib

10 1898 Parkdale Curling Club and now Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre.

10 1898 Parkdale Curling Club and now Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre.

11 1880- Parkdale Presbyterian Church on Dunn Ave. south of Queen St W. Tor Pub Lib

11 1880 Parkdale Presbyterian Church on Dunn Ave. south of Queen St W. Tor Pub Lib

12 1889 Parkdale Collegiate on Jameson south of Queen St W. 1905 photo.

12 1889 Parkdale Collegiate on Jameson south of Queen St W. 1905 photo.

13 Original Fire Station on Cowan Avenue.

13 Original Fire Station on Cowan Avenue.

15 Magdalen Asylum for unwed mothers.  Cannot find a picture.

15 Magdalen Asylem for unwed mothers. Cannot find a picture.

16. 1898 North Parkdale CP  Station south of the tracks at Dufferin and Queen.

16. 1898 North Parkdale CP Station south of the tracks at Dufferin and Queen.

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6 Responses to How many buildings can you name in this Enhanced picture?

  1. Otto Wilkens says:

    Jack: I am getting your emails on the historic work you are doing and I am enjoying it very much. Thanks. Otto

  2. Agatha King says:

    Thanks so much for this site. I recently discovered and love it. Come from Poland in 1981 and since than old buildings in Parkdale and High Park are of my interest. Too bad many of them were destroyed by developers and now only ugly condos are all over instead of preserve the beautiful architecture from XIX and XX Centuries.

    There is a nice building at 1472 King St.W…and for many years I wanted to know more about its history, and how come the many of the old villas/mansions were converted to the rooming houses?
    My question is: which is the oldest building in Parkdale High Park which still there ?
    There are so many good buildings on Queen St.W with slate roofs…Love them and wonder who was building them and for whom?
    Happy Easter!
    Cheers!
    Agatha from High Park

    • jack gibney says:

      1472 King St W on the n e corner of Dowling has been referred to as the ‘doctor’s house’. I will try to find out more. Thank you for your comments.

  3. Daryl Landau says:

    Cool Quiz, Jack! And good researching.

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