|Queen Street Subway|
|Took this one inside the Eatons centre|
As you exit past the turnstiles from the Queen subway you are faced with a decision of entering the south end of the Eaton’s Centre or the
’s Hudson Bay Queen Street store.
On street level there is a glass bridge which connects the two stores. The
’s Bay building is made of sandstone and was built in 1896 for the Simpson’s department store to replace the original 6 storey store that burned down a year prior. This was the site of the famous Christmas window displays many years ago. Hudson
|Man playing Erhu|
|Hudson's Bay Main floor|
Located just outside the Queen station, we stopped and listened to a Chinese man I thought was playing a piece of iron but as it turns out it was an erhu, which is otherwise known as a “Chinese violin”. It only has 2 strings but it is an extremely versatile instrument and can make traditional and contemporary melodies. Read about the Erhu
Other landmarks located at
Queen street subway that deserve honorable mention is Toronto’s old and hall. Old city hall is now utilized as a courthouse. It was built in 1899 for city council and has since been designated an historical site. It has a clock tower which can be seen along nearby new city Bay street.
|Old and New City hall|