Throwback Thursday: The corner stores of Cabbagetown

This week’s look back in time is of a few of the corner stores that used to dot our local streets. The Toronto Archives (toronto.ca) have a number of photographs of the neighbourhood taken in 1972 and we found a few of these stores in operation at that time that have since been converted.

The first is the Oak Leaf market at the south-east corner of Wellesley St. E. and Sackville St.
Image of Oak Leaf store

As it looks today using Google Street View (google.ca)


The second photo is of the The Friendly Corner at the north-east corner of Spruce St. and Sumach St.
Image of The Friendly Corner store

As it looks today using Google Street View (google.ca)


The third photo is of P.D.M. Grocery and Meat Market which is labelled in the archives as being at the north-east corner of Sackville St. and Salisbury St. (but I think that it is actually the south-east corner of Sackville St. and Amelia St.)
Image of PDM Grocery and Meat Market

As it looks today using Google Street View (google.ca)


Bonus picture: this photograph shows the north-west corner of Gerrard St. E. and Parliament St. as seen in 1947
Black and white photo of a variety store and shoe repair shop in 1947.

As it looks today using Google Street View (google.ca)

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