Here is a wonderful group of photos looking north down Simpson Street from Victoria Ave. The before ones taken in about 1920 showing how bustling Simpson Street was. The blow-up photos below detail things a little better. Looking futher down Simpson Street was the Rex Theatre, shown here in B&W. It was situated right next to the West Hotel. In the blow-up on the right you can see Gerry`s Hardware, the International Employment agency, and Perrin`s Biscuits and Confection. On the left of the old photo above is a row of buildings between Victoria and Miles street and in today`s photo, there are no buildings at all there now, due to a couple of fires through the years.