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Then and now: When award-winning Star photographer Boris Spremo took the top photograph form the entrance to Old Fort York back in 1962; the Toronto skyline was dominated by the Bank of Commerce; then the tallest building in the British Empire. Yesterday; 21 years later; Spremo returned to the scene and took the same shot - in which the Empire's tallest building is completely obscured by skyscrapers. Open in full size

Then and now: When award-winning Star photographer Boris Spremo took the top photograph form the entrance to Old Fort York back in 1962; the Toronto skyline was dominated by the Bank of Commerce; then the tallest building in the British Empire. Yesterday; 21 years later; Spremo returned to the scene and took the same shot - in which the Empire's tallest building is completely obscured by skyscrapers.

Picture, 1983, English

Then and now: When award-winning Star photographer Boris Spremo took the top photograph form the entrance to Old Fort York back in 1962; the Toronto skyline was dominated by the Bank of Commerce; then the tallest building in the British Empire. Yesterday; 21 years later; Spremo returned to the scene and took the same shot - in which the Empire's tallest building is completely obscured by skyscrapers.

Picture, 1983, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Skyline - Miscellaneous - 1980-83

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0114984f