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 on October 1, including St. Lawrence 54 years ago ( in 1960 ).

September 30 images permanent link to this day
1910 Historic photo from Friday, September 30, 1910 - Royce Avenue (Dupont Street) west at Perth Ave in The JunctionRoyce Avenue (Dupont Street) west at Perth Ave
104 years ago - The Junction - Friday, September 30, 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Monday, September 30, 1935 - Symes Road destructor - flower beds in HarwoodSymes Road destructor - flower beds
79 years ago - Harwood - Monday, September 30, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 29 images permanent link to this day
1910 Historic photo from Thursday, September 29, 1910 - Mary Pickford Theatre on the left - originally The Auditorium Theatre - opened 1906 in Alexandra ParkMary Pickford Theatre on the left - originally The Auditorium Theatre - opened 1906
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
104 years ago - Alexandra Park - Thursday, September 29, 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from Thursday, September 29, 1910 - Mary Pickford theatre - looking east on Queen Street (Originally the Auditorium Theatre) in Alexandra ParkMary Pickford theatre - looking east on Queen Street (Originally the Auditorium Theatre)
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
104 years ago - Alexandra Park - Thursday, September 29, 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 29, 1953 - Ground cover north of Rosedale Subway Station in RosedaleGround cover north of Rosedale Subway Station
61 years ago - Rosedale - Tuesday, September 29, 1953
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 28 images permanent link to this day
1939 Historic photo from Thursday, September 28, 1939 - 16 Brant Street - vastly improved from April 4th photo in Alexandra Park16 Brant Street - vastly improved from April 4th photo
75 years ago - Alexandra Park - Thursday, September 28, 1939
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 27 images permanent link to this day
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, September 27, 1924 - Oakwood, north, from St Clair - York Township in OakwoodOakwood, north, from St Clair - York Township
90 years ago - Oakwood - Saturday, September 27, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 26 images permanent link to this day
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 26, 1933 - Inside the Symes Road destructor during construction in HarwoodInside the Symes Road destructor during construction
81 years ago - Harwood - Tuesday, September 26, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 24 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 24, 1912 - Silver Birch Ave., looking north from the lakefront in The BeachesSilver Birch Ave., looking north from the lakefront
102 years ago - The Beaches - Tuesday, September 24, 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 24, 1924 - Oakwood, north of Earnscliffe Rd - York Township in OakwoodOakwood, north of Earnscliffe Rd - York Township
90 years ago - Oakwood - Wednesday, September 24, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 24, 1929 - High Park duck and goose pond in High ParkHigh Park duck and goose pond
85 years ago - High Park - Tuesday, September 24, 1929
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 22 images permanent link to this day
1933 Historic photo from Friday, September 22, 1933 - Switchboard at the High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellySwitchboard at the High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
81 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Friday, September 22, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Friday, September 22, 1933 - High level pumping station - under Gallery north side in Republic of RathnellyHigh level pumping station - under Gallery north side
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
81 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Friday, September 22, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Friday, September 22, 1933 - Switchboard (rear) - High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellySwitchboard (rear) - High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
81 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Friday, September 22, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Thursday, September 22, 1949 - Dalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard Street East in RyersonDalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard Street East
65 years ago - Ryerson - Thursday, September 22, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 20 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Monday, September 20, 1915 - 464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658 in The Annex464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658
99 years ago - The Annex - Monday, September 20, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Avoca Avenue south to Pleasant Boulevard in Moore ParkAvoca Avenue south to Pleasant Boulevard
92 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, September 20, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Intersection of Avoca and Pleasant Blvd west from Avoca Bridge (railings still on Avoca today) in Moore ParkIntersection of Avoca and Pleasant Blvd west from Avoca Bridge (railings still on Avoca today)
92 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, September 20, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Northeast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge in Moore ParkNortheast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge
92 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, September 20, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - East on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge in Moore ParkEast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge
92 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, September 20, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - North on Avoca to St. Clair in Moore ParkNorth on Avoca to St. Clair
92 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, September 20, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 19 images permanent link to this day
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Bicycle shop and Empire Laundry on Queen St. West looking south on Manning Avenue in Trinity BellwoodsBicycle shop and Empire Laundry on Queen St. West looking south on Manning Avenue
114 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Wednesday, September 19, 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Looking north up Manning Avenue from Queen Street West in Trinity BellwoodsLooking north up Manning Avenue from Queen Street West
114 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Wednesday, September 19, 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1923 - Humber Drive from Baby Point in Baby PointHumber Drive from Baby Point
91 years ago - Baby Point - Wednesday, September 19, 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)