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Present Past is a dynamic approach to a rephotographic survey.

The City of Toronto has gone through many changes over the years. Certain buildings have stood the test of time and are dwarfed by the towers that surround them. Others have disappeared altogether. This series includes both to show the ever-changing face of the City of Toronto.

Vintage images from the Toronto Archives are merged with modern day images.

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Queen City Oil Company

Queen City Oil Company

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Northwest corner of King St W & Yonge   1900  vs  2018

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

Queen City Oil Company was established in 1877, it continued to operate until 1912.

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Northwest corner of King St W & Yonge   1900  vs  2018

Queen City Oil Company was established in 1877, it continued to operate until 1912. The company went through various name changes and acquisitions. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust first acquired it and then it was purchased by Imperial Oil in 1899. Lastly Standard obtained control of Imperial Oil.

Toronto Archives, Fonds 1568, Alexander W. Galbraith Fonds, Item 223

Umbrella Edition - Signed and numbered series of 25.

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