Historic photos from around Toronto

There are a number of great web sites that provide historic photos from around Toronto. As I was collecting them for an interactive historic map of the city I realized that it was also interesting to find photos that were taken around the current time of the year. How much snow was there at the end of March in 1916, for example?

And so this page was born. It will always show a collection of photos from around Toronto over the last few weeks.

You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

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Next update:

The next update will be available on January 26, including King Street West 56 years ago ( in 1961 ).

January 24 images permanent link to this day
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, January 24, 1925 - Eclipse of the sun, seen from 440 Manning Avenue in Bickford ParkEclipse of the sun, seen from 440 Manning Avenue
92 years ago - Saturday, January 24, 1925 - Bickford Park
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, January 24, 1944 - Lord Halifax and to his left Major J E Hahn  watching female war workers at John Inglis Co., Ltd. in Liberty VillageLord Halifax and to his left Major J E Hahn watching female war workers at John Inglis Co., Ltd.
73 years ago - Monday, January 24, 1944 - Liberty Village
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1995 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 24, 1995 - Bata Shoe Museum completed, north east elevation on the south/west corner of Bloor and St. George in Huron SussexBata Shoe Museum completed, north east elevation on the south/west corner of Bloor and St. George
22 years ago - Tuesday, January 24, 1995 - Huron Sussex
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -1.3°C - 0.6cm of snowfall - 7.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
January 23 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Friday, January 23, 1914 - Trees cut down on Christie Street south to Davenport Road in DavenportTrees cut down on Christie Street south to Davenport Road
103 years ago - Friday, January 23, 1914 - Davenport
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, January 23, 1914 - Trees being cut on Christie Street north from Davenport Road in DavenportTrees being cut on Christie Street north from Davenport Road
103 years ago - Friday, January 23, 1914 - Davenport
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 22 images permanent link to this day
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking west from Strathgowan Crescent up towards Mount Pleasant in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking west from Strathgowan Crescent up towards Mount Pleasant
71 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking east? in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking east?
71 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking west up the hill to Mount Pleasant in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking west up the hill to Mount Pleasant
71 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - small outbuildings in the ravine hills in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - small outbuildings in the ravine hills
71 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking down into the ravine in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking down into the ravine
71 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 21 images permanent link to this day
1872 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 21, 1872 - Parliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley in Regent ParkParliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings )
145 years ago - Wednesday, January 21, 1872 - Regent Park
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -3.9°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, January 21, 1921 - Crumbling Stonework with building - Old City Hall in City HallCrumbling Stonework with building - Old City Hall
96 years ago - Friday, January 21, 1921 - City Hall
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 20 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 20, 1915 - Toronto Civic guard - High level Pumping Station in the winter in Republic of RathnellyToronto Civic guard - High level Pumping Station in the winter
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
102 years ago - Wednesday, January 20, 1915 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -8.3°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 19 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, January 19, 1912 - Pressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east in Liberty VillagePressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east
105 years ago - Friday, January 19, 1912 - Liberty Village
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -12.8°C - 4.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 18 images permanent link to this day
1932 Historic photo from Monday, January 18, 1932 - Montgomery Firehall under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Firehall under construction
85 years ago - Monday, January 18, 1932 - North Toronto
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 17 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, January 17, 1914 - Winter tobogganing along Broadview in Riverdale parkWinter tobogganing along Broadview
103 years ago - Saturday, January 17, 1914 - Riverdale park
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1929 - Toronto East General Hospital - Major Operating Room in East YorkToronto East General Hospital - Major Operating Room
88 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1929 - East York
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Alexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates --- Architectural drawings )
82 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Scheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept. in Royal Ontario MuseumScheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept.
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates --- Architectural drawings )
82 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Monday, January 17, 1938 - Winter conditions on Dupont Street west of Christie St in The AnnexWinter conditions on Dupont Street west of Christie St
79 years ago - Monday, January 17, 1938 - The Annex
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Monday, January 17, 1938 - Mount Pleasant Road at Broadway Avenue in North TorontoMount Pleasant Road at Broadway Avenue
79 years ago - Monday, January 17, 1938 - North Toronto
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 16 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 16, 1912 - Bank of British North America after redesign - N/E corner of Yonge and Wellington Streets in St. LawrenceBank of British North America after redesign - N/E corner of Yonge and Wellington Streets
105 years ago - Tuesday, January 16, 1912 - St. Lawrence
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -18.3°C - 1.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Monday, January 16, 1933 - Yonge St at Yonge Blvd - Case #4109 - M.B. Jones near McNairn in Teddington ParkYonge St at Yonge Blvd - Case #4109 - M.B. Jones near McNairn
84 years ago - Monday, January 16, 1933 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 16, 1934 - Fort York Restoration, Block House No. 2 in Fort YorkFort York Restoration, Block House No. 2
83 years ago - Tuesday, January 16, 1934 - Fort York
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)