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The Belt Line

January 15, 2007 - The Belt Line
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Pentax Spotmatic. Oriole and Chaplin.

The Belt Line Park runs through Midtown Toronto along the old Belt Line right-of-way. The Belt Line was a late 19th Centruy commuter line that ran before the electric streetcars, to bring people to the new suburbs of North Toronto. However, the streetcar and low ridership made it become obsolete rather quickly, and after sitting idle for decades, it was converted to a recreational path in the 1970s.