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Victoria Park Ave. subway open today.  The new $250,000 Victoria Park Ave. subway was opened today for vehicular traffic. It eliminates a dangerous level crossing which was the scene of many fatal accidents. No special ceremonies marked the opening, Earl Baird, Scarboro township engineer, stated, but when re-sodding has been completed the subway will be opened officially. [Incomplete] Open in full size

Victoria Park Ave. subway open today. The new $250,000 Victoria Park Ave. subway was opened today for vehicular traffic. It eliminates a dangerous level crossing which was the scene of many fatal accidents. No special ceremonies marked the opening, Earl Baird, Scarboro township engineer, stated, but when re-sodding has been completed the subway will be opened officially. [Incomplete]

Picture, 1939, English

Victoria Park Ave. subway open today. The new $250,000 Victoria Park Ave. subway was opened today for vehicular traffic. It eliminates a dangerous level crossing which was the scene of many fatal accidents. No special ceremonies marked the opening, Earl Baird, Scarboro township engineer, stated, but when re-sodding has been completed the subway will be opened officially. [Incomplete]

Picture, 1939, English

Notes

Image published in Toronto Star, 25 August 1939, p. 5 to illustrate article, "Scarboro $250,000 Scarboro subway open to vehicular traffic".
Image shows view looking north on Victoria Park Avenue from north of Gerrard Street East to the south side of the subway.

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Scarborough - Historic

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0108052f