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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The next update will be available tomorrow, including CNE 94 years ago ( in 1921 ).

August 4 images permanent link to this day
1921 Historic photo from Thursday, August 4, 1921 - Northeast corner Woodbine and Duvernet in Upper BeachNortheast corner Woodbine and Duvernet
94 years ago - Thursday, August 4, 1921 - Upper Beach
Max temp: 26.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 4, 1931 - Palace Pier entrance with Dunlop Tire advertisements in Humber BayPalace Pier entrance with Dunlop Tire advertisements
84 years ago - Tuesday, August 4, 1931 - Humber Bay
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1972 Historic photo from Friday, August 4, 1972 - View of St. Clair Avenue East at Yonge Street TTC subway entrance in RosehillView of St. Clair Avenue East at Yonge Street TTC subway entrance
43 years ago - Friday, August 4, 1972 - Rosehill
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
August 2 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Monday, August 2, 1915 - Wreck of the ferry Alexandria, Scarborough Bluffs in Scarborough BluffsWreck of the ferry Alexandria, Scarborough Bluffs
100 years ago - Monday, August 2, 1915 - Scarborough Bluffs
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Monday, August 2, 1915 - Wreck of the ferry Alexandria off the Scarborough Bluffs in Scarborough BluffsWreck of the ferry Alexandria off the Scarborough Bluffs
100 years ago - Monday, August 2, 1915 - Scarborough Bluffs
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, August 2, 1928 - Leaded glass window - Eaton Memorial Church, interior in Forest HillLeaded glass window - Eaton Memorial Church, interior
87 years ago - Thursday, August 2, 1928 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
August 1 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, August 1, 1912 - A wooden Crawford Street Bridge in Trinity BellwoodsA wooden Crawford Street Bridge
103 years ago - Thursday, August 1, 1912 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 1, 1922 - Yonge Street and Melrose Avenue gates in North TorontoYonge Street and Melrose Avenue gates
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
93 years ago - Tuesday, August 1, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 26.7°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 1, 1933 - Rosehill Reservoir in RosehillRosehill Reservoir
82 years ago - Tuesday, August 1, 1933 - Rosehill
Max temp: 34.4°C - Min temp: 23.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 1, 1939 - Avenue Theatre Marquee - opened 1938, closed 1955 in Forest HillAvenue Theatre Marquee - opened 1938, closed 1955
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
76 years ago - Tuesday, August 1, 1939 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 1, 1939 - Avenue Theatre with Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox out front - 331 Eglinton Aveue West in Forest HillAvenue Theatre with Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox out front - 331 Eglinton Aveue West
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
76 years ago - Tuesday, August 1, 1939 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 31 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Monday, July 31, 1922 - A.S. Goss, wife and children, in garden of 53 Neville Park Boulevard in The BeachesA.S. Goss, wife and children, in garden of 53 Neville Park Boulevard
93 years ago - Monday, July 31, 1922 - The Beaches
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - State of the row of trees in Dufferin Grove - July in Dufferin GroveState of the row of trees in Dufferin Grove - July
81 years ago - Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - July 31st in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - July 31st
81 years ago - Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 30 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Friday, July 30, 1926 - Southwest corner Playter and Butternut (hedge) in Playter EstatesSouthwest corner Playter and Butternut (hedge)
89 years ago - Friday, July 30, 1926 - Playter Estates
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, July 30, 1926 - Southeast corner Browning and Chester - cars, and kids playing with a wagon in The DanforthSoutheast corner Browning and Chester - cars, and kids playing with a wagon
89 years ago - Friday, July 30, 1926 - The Danforth
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, July 30, 1926 - Half-Way House Hotel - built 1848 by Alexander Thompson in CliffsideHalf-Way House Hotel - built 1848 by Alexander Thompson
(Categorized under: Half Way House Hotel )
89 years ago - Friday, July 30, 1926 - Cliffside
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Eglinton Ave, looking west from Bicknell Ave, entering Black Creek Valley in KeelesdaleEglinton Ave, looking west from Bicknell Ave, entering Black Creek Valley
86 years ago - Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Keelesdale
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Eglinton Avenue, looking east from, Canadian Kodak Co. plant, across Black Creek, (Traffic Study Department) in KeelesdaleEglinton Avenue, looking east from, Canadian Kodak Co. plant, across Black Creek, (Traffic Study Department)
86 years ago - Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Keelesdale
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 30, 1930 - Yonge, north of Bedford Park Avenue, 10:30 a.m. new buildings since 1927 in Bedford ParkYonge, north of Bedford Park Avenue, 10:30 a.m. new buildings since 1927
85 years ago - Wednesday, July 30, 1930 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 26.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 29 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Victoria Park Forest School, Mess Hall building in FallingbrookVictoria Park Forest School, Mess Hall building
102 years ago - Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Children outdoors on bunks at the Victoria Park Forest School in FallingbrookChildren outdoors on bunks at the Victoria Park Forest School
102 years ago - Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Early evening, Grand Opera, Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandEarly evening, Grand Opera, Hanlans Point
79 years ago - Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Saturday, July 29, 1939 - Wooden toilet seat at 113 Strachan Street in Stanley ParkWooden toilet seat at 113 Strachan Street
76 years ago - Saturday, July 29, 1939 - Stanley Park
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 20.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)