Now and Then: Broadview and Gerrard

The intersection of Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue is a busy one. Three streetcar routes pass by this corner which has a public library, a beautiful old bank, and marks the beginning of East Chinatown. Here are some photos of the intersection today and through the years.

Riverdale Library 1912 (Source: Toronto Archives)

Riverdale Library, 1912. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Broadview and Gerrard, 1914.  Source: City of Toronto Archives

Broadview and Gerrard, 1914. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Laneway on Gerrard, 1960.  Source: City of Toronto Archives

Laneway on Gerrard, 1960. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Broadview north of Gerrard, 1977.  You can see a bit of the now demolished East Wing of the Don Jail behind the library (Source: Toronto Archives)

Broadview north of Gerrard, 1977. You can see a bit of the now demolished East Wing of the Don Jail behind the library. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Broadview south of Gerrard - 1977 (Source: Toronto Archives)

Broadview south of Gerrard, 1977. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Broadview, south of Gerrard 1979.  Source: City of Toronto Archives

Broadview, south of Gerrard 1979. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Gerrard East of Broadview in 1981 (Source: Toronto Archives)

Gerrard East of Broadview in 1981. Source: City of Toronto Archives

Gerrard, Looking East from Broadview, 2014

Gerrard, Looking East from Broadview, 2014

Riverdale Library 2014

Though obscured by trees, the Riverdale Library still looks much the same as it did in the 1912 photo

North East Corner of Broadview and Gerrard, 2014

North East Corner of Broadview and Gerrard, 2014

Broadview, South of Gerrard, 2014

Broadview, South of Gerrard, 2014

Broadview, South of Gerrard, 2014

Broadview, South of Gerrard, 2014