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Mystery blast did it: A workman begins to mop up after a $60,000 blast and fire in Ralph DiPasquale's Gift Wares store early Sunday. The explosion shot wreckage 200 feet across St. Clair W. to Oakwood Collegiate. Four other stores were damaged and three people slightly hurt. A family which had occupied the apartment above the store had moved out Thursday. Police are investigating. Open in full size

Mystery blast did it: A workman begins to mop up after a $60,000 blast and fire in Ralph DiPasquale's Gift Wares store early Sunday. The explosion shot wreckage 200 feet across St. Clair W. to Oakwood Collegiate. Four other stores were damaged and three people slightly hurt. A family which had occupied the apartment above the store had moved out Thursday. Police are investigating.

Picture, 1969, English

Mystery blast did it: A workman begins to mop up after a $60,000 blast and fire in Ralph DiPasquale's Gift Wares store early Sunday. The explosion shot wreckage 200 feet across St. Clair W. to Oakwood Collegiate. Four other stores were damaged and three people slightly hurt. A family which had occupied the apartment above the store had moved out Thursday. Police are investigating.

Picture, 1969, English

Notes

Photograph published in the Toronto Star, 10 November 1969, page 3, to illustrate article, "Police believe bomb caused St. Clair fire." 998 St. Clair Avenue West, north side between Appleton Avenue and Crang Avenue. (43.67941852, -79.43719259)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Explosions - Canada - Ontario - Toronto 1950 - 1971

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0006210f