The History and Future of Transit On Humber Bay

Our Villages, Transit and Employment shaped each other. Take a look at what worked and what was disaster in our history. Some very detailed maps and images are included. Click here to jump to the Detailed Research Images at the end of this article.

Important

The following images include high Resolution Aerial photographs of Humber Bay Transit routes.

To see larger images in a Carousel click on any of the following pictures. In the Carousel right click (double click on a MAC) and you will see a larger savable image.  Use the back arrow to return to the Carousel. Any image you see here may be saved to your computer.

Click here to download the City of Toronto Plans, under development, for transit in Humber Bay as if June 2016. Provided by David L. Brutto Transportation Planner, city of Toronto.

I wish to thank some of the writers who have contributed so much to our understanding of our history.

I Remember Sunnyside | Dundurn Press
Mike Filey. Constantly supportive.

Lakeshore Bridge/Palace Pier/Then and Now
Lost Toronto greg chown

What Humber Bay Shores looked like before the condos
Posted by Derek Flack / August 7, 2016

What the Queensway used to look like in Toronto
Posted by Chris Bateman / June 7, 2015

Historicist: John Howard’s Enduring Monument
By David Wencer

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4 Responses to The History and Future of Transit On Humber Bay

  1. David says:

    Great work Jack. I think its very interesting to note that the “golden years” of the Humber Bay, between 1923 and 1956, aligned precisely with when the streetcar passed through this area. The City has just recently “reset” planning for waterfront transit and some of the routes under consideration have a keen eye for history:
    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-94287.pdf

    • jack gibney says:

      To David L Brutto, Transportation Planner, City of Toronto, thank you for the pdf of the city’s plans, under development, for transit in Humber Bay etc.

  2. Daryl Landau says:

    Wow, wonderful work Jack. I’m just halfway through – so much to look at. I detoured to look up the name of a man on a map:
    http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/rousseaux_st_john_john_baptist_5E.html

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