Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Toronto and its past!
Back in 1930 you could have popped into this midtown cigar store for all your tobacco needs, from cigarettes to plain old loose tobacco (that barbershop next door must have been pretty smoke-filled). Nowadays, you might hit the same corner to check your balance, talk about a mortgage for your new condo, and maybe take out some cash for a night on the town. The neighbourhood's full of twee little shops and cozy restaurants, but it's mostly famous (infamous?) for its high proportion of singles—with all the new high-rise developments underway in the area, that's not likely to change any time soon, either.
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