Throwback Thursday: Parliament Street businesses from the past

We’ve been visiting the visiting the Toronto Public Library collection and came across these images from Excelsior Pres at 403 Parliament St. (now home to Ultra Pharmacy). They promised “fancy printing of all kinds done well and cheap.” The library collection has several of its trading cards, including this beauty of a lady and dog.

A butcher shop from days of yore (1896), northwest corner of Carlton and Parliament Streets. The propietor, Joseph Weston, is standing in the doorway behind his toddler daughter, Ann Fern Weston. Thanks to the Toronto Reference Library Baldwin Collection!

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