This is the Station Square area of Burnaby from 1958. You get a great view of the Ford Motor Plant, which has several of it’s own posts. The major street just below the Ford Plant is Kingsway. To the right of the Ford Plant you see Silver Avenue, McKay Avenue and Willingdon Avenue.
This is the Metrotown area of Burnaby from 1952. The main street running through the photo is Kingsway. The area where Metrotown stands now is a Ford Auto Plant, a Kelly-Douglas Company warehouse and an old school. You can even see the foundation of an even older school beside this one. Two years after this photo was taken, the Robert Simpson Company acquired the land, tore down the school and nearby houses, and built the first Sears in Burnaby.
Here’s another amazing image. Did you know there was a Ford Automotive Assembly Plant on Kingsway in Burnaby? The factory sat in the location now taken up by part of Metrotown Center. This image from 1958 shows the Ford Plant in all it’s glory. The street beside the plant is Silver Avenue and the street on the right is McKay Avenue. Both these streets used to connect to Kingsway.