A Vintage Look at Hillcrest Village
Our neighbourhood is in a transitional period, as many of you know. If you’ve been to Bathurst and St. Clair and travelled west, you would have seen new developments, shops, boutiques and restaurants popping up at almost every storefront. It’s an exciting time but the area has also come a long way! As Toronto has developed (very rapidly we might add), Hillcrest Village changed right along with it and we have the photos to prove it! Check out these vintage photos taken around the future home of The Nest. Bathurst St. Looking east to Davenport, 1910 Vaughan Rd. looking north to St. Clair Ave. W., 1916
The east side of Vaughan Road between Bathurst St. and St. Clair Ave., 1920
Neil Lamont McMillan drug store on the southwest corner of Vaughan Rd. and Ellsworth Ave., 1930
Bathurst St. looking south from Burnside Dr., 1953
Hillcrest Public School on the east side of Bathurst St. between Austin Terrace & Nina St., 1953
St. Clair looking west from Wells Hill Ave., 1953
This one you might recognize! It’s St. Clair Ave. W looking east from Bathurst St. in 1953. This corner still looks very similar!
We love watching the evolution of our city and we can’t wait to be a future staple in Hillcrest Village photos for years to come!