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How Toronto grows; number 5. The northwest corner of Wellington and Yonge in 1870 and to-day. Fifty and sixty years ago this corner was the home of one of the most powerful banks on the North American continent. The Bank of British North American was famed far and wide in those days. It was financed entirely by British capital and the popular mind firmly understood that the Bank of England was right behind it. [Incomplete] Open in full size

How Toronto grows; number 5. The northwest corner of Wellington and Yonge in 1870 and to-day. Fifty and sixty years ago this corner was the home of one of the most powerful banks on the North American continent. The Bank of British North American was famed far and wide in those days. It was financed entirely by British capital and the popular mind firmly understood that the Bank of England was right behind it. [Incomplete]

Picture, Date Unknown, English

How Toronto grows; number 5. The northwest corner of Wellington and Yonge in 1870 and to-day. Fifty and sixty years ago this corner was the home of one of the most powerful banks on the North American continent. The Bank of British North American was famed far and wide in those days. It was financed entirely by British capital and the popular mind firmly understood that the Bank of England was right behind it. [Incomplete]

Picture, Date Unknown, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Historic - Streets - Yonge (1 of 2 files)

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0113158f