In some respects, time seems to be standing still in Riverdale, a neighbourhood east of the Don Valley Parkway.
It is, after all, the site of one of the City of Toronto’s Heritage Conservation Districts due to all the century-old homes still standing there. But it is not only historic residences that remain: architectural relics such as the Riverdale Presbyterian Church and the former Don Jail have evaded the wrecking ball for more than a hundred years, too.
To highlight this — and show how heritage-rich neighbourhood has evolved — we’ve compared historic photos with ones from the present as part of our ongoing series that has also looked at areas such as Regent Park and Mimico. James Bombales has taken all the contemporary photos. The historic photos are courtesy the City of Toronto and James Victor Salmon.