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 Mount Pleasant Cemetery 108 years ago ( in 1912 ).

December 4 images permanent link to this day
1837 Historic photo from Monday, December 4, 1837 - Shooting of Colonel Robert Moodie outside Montgomerys Tavern in Yonge and EglintonShooting of Colonel Robert Moodie outside Montgomerys Tavern
183 years ago - Monday, December 4, 1837 - Yonge and Eglinton
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1909 Historic photo from Saturday, December 4, 1909 - Panoramic view of the first Grey Cup Football Game 1909 - Rosedale Park, Toronto in RosedalePanoramic view of the first Grey Cup Football Game 1909 - Rosedale Park, Toronto
111 years ago - Saturday, December 4, 1909 - Rosedale
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Friday, December 4, 1925 - Simcoe Hall, University of Toronto in University of Toronto (U of T)Simcoe Hall, University of Toronto
95 years ago - Friday, December 4, 1925 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 8.3°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 3 images permanent link to this day
1901 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 3, 1901 - Sully Crescent looking west to Shaw Street in College StreetSully Crescent looking west to Shaw Street
119 years ago - Tuesday, December 3, 1901 - College Street
Max temp: -2.8°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1923 - Mavety Theatre on Dundas Street, looking west in The JunctionMavety Theatre on Dundas Street, looking west
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
97 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1923 - The Junction
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, December 3, 1926 - Northwest corner Broadview and Chester Hill in Playter EstatesNorthwest corner Broadview and Chester Hill
94 years ago - Friday, December 3, 1926 - Playter Estates
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C - 3.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1934 - Clinton St. School re: damaged iron fence in Bickford ParkClinton St. School re: damaged iron fence
86 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1934 - Bickford Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1934 - Boy outside Clinton St. School re: iron fence in Bickford ParkBoy outside Clinton St. School re: iron fence
86 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1934 - Bickford Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1948 Historic photo from Friday, December 3, 1948 - Exterior view of a barn at Sunnybrook Farm in Sunnybrook ParkExterior view of a barn at Sunnybrook Farm
72 years ago - Friday, December 3, 1948 - Sunnybrook Park
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
December 2 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, December 2, 1911 - Wellington and Bay - wood block pavement in Financial DistrictWellington and Bay - wood block pavement
109 years ago - Saturday, December 2, 1911 - Financial District
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -3.9°C - 1.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1988 Historic photo from Friday, December 2, 1988 - Lighting the Chanukah lights: While teacher Cheryl Needleman and classmates watch; Zoey Fiksel and Daniel Thorke; both 6; light the menorah at Beth Tzedec  in Forest HillLighting the Chanukah lights: While teacher Cheryl Needleman and classmates watch; Zoey Fiksel and Daniel Thorke; both 6; light the menorah at Beth Tzedec
(Categorized under: Beth Tzedec Synagogue )
32 years ago - Friday, December 2, 1988 - Forest Hill
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 1 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Friday, December 1, 1916 - Moss Park Recreation Centre - Billiard Room in Moss ParkMoss Park Recreation Centre - Billiard Room
104 years ago - Friday, December 1, 1916 - Moss Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Friday, December 1, 1916 - Moss Park Recreation Centre - The Story Hour in Moss ParkMoss Park Recreation Centre - The Story Hour
104 years ago - Friday, December 1, 1916 - Moss Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, December 1, 1928 - A-frame construction of the Old Mill Restaurant expansion for a dance hall (at  Humber Blvd.) in KingswayA-frame construction of the Old Mill Restaurant expansion for a dance hall (at Humber Blvd.)
92 years ago - Saturday, December 1, 1928 - Kingsway
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - Tearing down the old Library, previously the Town Hall of old North Toronto in North TorontoTearing down the old Library, previously the Town Hall of old North Toronto
89 years ago - Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - North Toronto
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - Removing bricks around the distinctive windows ofthe old Library, previously the Town Hall in North TorontoRemoving bricks around the distinctive windows ofthe old Library, previously the Town Hall
89 years ago - Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - North Toronto
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Friday, December 1, 1933 - Northwest Barracks, old Fort York in Fort YorkNorthwest Barracks, old Fort York
87 years ago - Friday, December 1, 1933 - Fort York
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Monday, December 1, 1952 - Chandlers Garage in 1952 in The DanforthChandlers Garage in 1952
68 years ago - Monday, December 1, 1952 - The Danforth
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1954 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 1, 1954 - Broadview Hotel, Queen St. E., n.w. corner Broadview Ave. Acc. S 2-2308B in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Hotel, Queen St. E., n.w. corner Broadview Ave. Acc. S 2-2308B
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel )
66 years ago - Wednesday, December 1, 1954 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -1.7°C - 6.6cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
2007 Historic photo from Saturday, December 1, 2007 - Bata International Building demolition in Don MillsBata International Building demolition
13 years ago - Saturday, December 1, 2007 - Don Mills
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C - 13.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
2007 Historic photo from Saturday, December 1, 2007 - The demolition of the Bata International Building in Don MillsThe demolition of the Bata International Building
13 years ago - Saturday, December 1, 2007 - Don Mills
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C - 13.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
November 30 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Thursday, November 30, 1916 - Original staff of British Acetones in Distillery DistrictOriginal staff of British Acetones
104 years ago - Thursday, November 30, 1916 - Distillery District
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 30, 1921 - W. J. Lawrence Real Estate at 974-1982 Yonge Street corner of Imperial Street in Chaplin EstatesW. J. Lawrence Real Estate at 974-1982 Yonge Street corner of Imperial Street
99 years ago - Wednesday, November 30, 1921 - Chaplin Estates
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 30, 1921 - Rosedale Golf Club wooden field clubhouse with upper veranda in Teddington ParkRosedale Golf Club wooden field clubhouse with upper veranda
99 years ago - Wednesday, November 30, 1921 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)