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<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/44534179?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=c9ff23″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/44534179″>Cottage on Rice Lake, Pearls 01</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/kostelphoto”>Mark Kostel</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Well look at that! A Toronto Streetcar used to transport the entire wedding party! Brillant. Streetcars are the essence of Toronto, but this super chic couple, took it up a notch on the cool factor, and opted to go with a Vintage version for their wedding transportation. Awesome.
Want something unique for your wedding day? Streetcars. They are wonderful for imagery, and great at capturing attention of passer byers and adding that special touch to your wedding day. This couple must have felt awesome riding in this super beautiful, well maintained, 1950′s vintage model. It goes so well with our city…especially with many of our retro buildings still standing. It just transports you to another time/era of this great city. Awe, Toronto, we do love you. Kostelphoto really enjoys being a Toronto Wedding photographer for lovely brides, grooms and bridal parties.
So how and where can you get one of these lovely streetcars for your Toronto wedding? We did a little digging and discovered the following history to help you rent one if you wish:
Take a Trip Through the Past on the “Red Rocket”
The TTC offers two fully restored 1950s PCC streetcars – # 4500 and # 4549 – for private charter tours of Toronto past and present. With many of the original track networks still in place, you and your group can take a nostalgic ride though Old York on your own Red Rocket.
The iconic PCC streetcar served TTC riders from 1938 until December 8, 1995 when the last one was taken out of regular service. Over that time the TTC operated 745 “Red Rockets” as they became known in Toronto. The TTC had the largest PCC fleet in the world and the cars served many more routes in the central city than today’s streetcars. The Rocket was the backbone of the surface transit system until the Bloor-Danforth subway opened in 1966. Many of the cars were overhauled in the early 1970s and more than 200 PCCs were still in service by the early 1980s. Nineteen Red Rockets were overhauled a second time starting in the late 1980s and these cars closed out the PCC era in 1995.
Charter your own Vintage StreetCar
And don’t forget to call Kostelphoto to document and be your Toronto Wedding Photographer.
PS. All images below were captured with iPhone IVs and processed with #vsco film for lightroom
Last week we had the pleasure working with some talented folks in the Toronto Wedding Industry to shoot a creative for RedCarpetWedding.ca . We gave it a theme “red carpet wedding” Here is a sneak peek and an amazing video by NewLeaf Productions.