What did Toronto’s famous Chinatown look like in decades past? While there were still plenty of restaurants vying to attract passerbys, buildings were smaller, and streetcars were bulkier.

As BuzzBuzzNews has done with other sections of the iconic street, archival photos of Spadina Avenue from the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have been lined up with present-day shots from our resident-photographer, James Bombales. Flip through each for a trip back in time.

Spadina Avenue and Richmond Street, 1972

Spadina Avenue and Queen Street, 1972

Spadina Avenue and Queen Street looking north, 1924

Spadina Avenue and Grange Avenue, 1972

Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street, 1972

Spadina Avenue and College Street, 1954

Knox College, 1 Spadina Avenue, 1913

Spadina Avenue and Harbord Street, 1990s

Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street West, 1972

Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street West, Northeast corner, 1924

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