Weston then and now.

Toronto and Weston had electric-powered transit many decades ago and not just street cars. The TTC ran trolley buses from the 1940s and Steve Munro’s excellent blog on transit has some crystal clear photos of trolleys towards the end of the trolley era. The article has couple of photos taken locally – here’s one from 1971 of a trolley emerging from Church Street onto Weston Road. The photo is contained in a blog post on trolley buses from Steve Munro, the authoritative voice of all things transit and the politics of moving people.

Weston and Church in 1971 (Steve Munro. Used with permission). Click to enlarge.

Weston and Church half a century later. (Google) Click to enlarge.

Read Steve’s article here. More on trolleys here.