“Streetcar on Broadview AV” is part of the Toronto collection which features photos of prominent landmarks that are digitally altered to bring to surface feelings of passion for the great city. Images are transferred onto artistic birch plywood which gives the collect a sense of natural timelessness. Proudly made in Canada.
“Broadview Avenue might just be one of Toronto’s grandest streets, if only on account of the sweeping view of the city it offers along the stretch between Riverdale and Hogarth avenues. A broad view to be sure — spanning Riverdale Park, the Don Valley and the density of the downtown core, it’s still one of my favourite spots to take in the skyline. Beyond the view, the street was also rather important in general, being the first thoroughfare east of the Don Valley prior to the construction of the Prince Edward Viaduct.As appropriate as it is, Broadview didn’t always go by this name. Prior to 1890 or so, it was Don Mills Road (and before that Mill Road), both of which reference another crucial function of the street: as an access point to the many mills that once lined the Don River. In fact it was a mill owner in the Todmorden area, one Timothy Skinner, who’s credited with building the street in the first place back in the late 18th century.”