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If the most fascinating thing about historical photos of Toronto is that they allow the viewer to track just how much the city has changed, then ae...

If the most fascinating thing about historical photos of Toronto is that they allow the viewer to track just how much the city has changed, then ae...

This 1856 photo may be the oldest of Toronto

This 1856 photo may be the oldest of Toronto (and might have cost us the capital)

Northwest corner of Yonge & Dundas, Toronto, circa 1950. City of Toronto Archives photo.

Northwest corner of Yonge & Dundas, Toronto, circa 1950. City of Toronto Archives photo.

Toronto 1940s Bathers on Sunnyside Beach http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/01/a_1940s_toronto_photo_extravaganza/

Toronto 1940s Bathers on Sunnyside Beach http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/01/a_1940s_toronto_photo_extravaganza/

Archival Photo of the Carlton Theatre at Yonge and Carlton Streets - Toronto circa 1963.

Archival Photo of the Carlton Theatre at Yonge and Carlton Streets - Toronto circa 1963.

The Don Jail is full of ghosts.    Ghosts of the executed, of the murdered, of the suicides; ghosts of their countless victims, whose legacies are forever tied to these men.    But after casting its shadow over east-end Toronto for a century and a half — surviving a raft of controversies and repeated calls for reform — the city’s most notorious jail is preparing to ship out its final inmates and shut down for good.

The Don Jail is full of ghosts. Ghosts of the executed, of the murdered, of the suicides; ghosts of their countless victims, whose legacies are forever tied to these men. But after casting its shadow over east-end Toronto for a century and a half — surviving a raft of controversies and repeated calls for reform — the city’s most notorious jail is preparing to ship out its final inmates and shut down for good.