Throwback Thursday: The Gerrard Street Bridge

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The Gerrard Street Bridge

The “Gerrard Street Bridge” over the Don River predates this part of the street even being called Gerrard Street East. Gerrard Street East used to end at Parliament Street and after a short dog-leg turn was known as Don Street ( – map image).

Map showing Don Street

Here are a few of our favourite photos of this crossing.

1899 – Looking north-east toward the “House of Refuge” and the Don Gaol
Gerrard St Bridge 1899

(h/t Bob Georgiou @scenesfromacity)

1910 – Looking south toward the bridge
South to Gerrard St Bridge 1910

1922 – Various views of the bridge

Gerrard St. Bridge, placing western steel spans. - June 18, 1923

1925 – Looking north at the Don Esplanade and Cornwall

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