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Maple Leaf Gardens opened this week in 1931. Construction only took six months, and workers were given stock in the building as part of their salary.

This is a part of our Toronto-centric #tbt, which offers a weekly look back at some key moments in the city’s history.

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Your Toronto-centric history throwback is only *weekly*? Couldn't be me.
 
Ne rakentajat, jotka pystyivät pula-aikana vuonna 1931 ottamaan liksansa Maple Leaf Gardensin osakkeina, ja jotka pitivät ne pidempään, tekivät todella hyvän tilin.
 
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Back when toronto was a good place to live
 
 
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6 months! It would take 6 years today.
 
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New York's Empire State Building was also built very quickly. They built big structures quickly and efficiently back then.
 
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incredible history - loved shopping there as well.
 
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Last Stanley cup won there was 36 years after the building opened.
 
Maple Leaf Gardens opened this week in 1931

#realcanadaproud #CanadaProud

Credit: CBC Toronto @CBCToronto

 
Gee, I'm sure glad all the advances in technology and knowledge we have today has helped us renovate Union Station in a similarly short timeframe. Tax dollars at work people. #BlackHole
 
The mind blowing part is how this only took 6 months to build #yyz
 
 
Amazing building completed in six months. Incredible!

I wonder how long the planning approvals took? 😉
 
 
 
 

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