Lakeshore Road was part of the old Highway 2 that was once the main east-west route across southern Ontario. I'm not sure how this island was created between Lakeshore and Old Lakeshore Roads
Nor am I certain when the names became what they are today. I suspect that Lakeshore was 'straightened' at some point. Perhaps in 1917 when became the first concrete road in Ontario as part of the highway between Toronto and Hamilton.
note how the 'Downtown' and 'Burlington' are reversed on each sign??
At one point, way back in the 19th century, there were ships and trains here and the area was a "Junction". All that remains is this Junction House
The streets were also known as Water Street, which is why we have a Water Street Cooker
and Gore Street, which is why we have the Gore Variety
The area is slated for some massive rejuvenation and development
which you can read about in this post from a year agoIt needs the rejuvenation, not so sure about the development....
(was at a heated neighbourhood meeting the other week about the plans)
that's Lakeshore Road above
with a view of Old Lakeshore Road behind the presentation centre, below
there are some townhouses built in the 1970's
and a few waterfront buildings for lease
(if you want to lease a building in a construction zone)
and this vacant lot that has been vacant since long before I moved here 18 years ago.
great view of the lake!
yes, there is a high tower being planned for this site, too, that will block the view of the lake.
though, to be honest, I don't think this is actually him; I think he has gone on to meet his mate.