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 Trinity Bellwoods 67 years ago ( in 1947 ).

July 25 images permanent link to this day
1906 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 25, 1906 - York Station, 1906 in The DanforthYork Station, 1906
108 years ago - The Danforth - Wednesday, July 25, 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1926 Historic photo from Sunday, July 25, 1926 - Side view of Ontario Government House, Chorley Park, Toronto in Don Valley BrickworksSide view of Ontario Government House, Chorley Park, Toronto
(Categorized under: Government House (Chorley Park) )
88 years ago - Don Valley Brickworks - Sunday, July 25, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
July 24 images permanent link to this day
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, July 24, 1983 - 530-532 Front St W - July 24, 1983 by 'collations'  Patrick Cummins in Wellington Place530-532 Front St W - July 24, 1983 by 'collations' Patrick Cummins
31 years ago - Wellington Place - Sunday, July 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, July 24, 1983 - From atop 53 Fraser Ave - July 24, 1983 in Liberty VillageFrom atop 53 Fraser Ave - July 24, 1983
31 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, July 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, July 24, 1983 - From atop 53 Fraser Ave - Looking south-east, with Exhibition Stadium in the background in Liberty VillageFrom atop 53 Fraser Ave - Looking south-east, with Exhibition Stadium in the background
31 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, July 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location
July 23 images permanent link to this day
1930 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 23, 1930 - Moorevale Park Shelter with bathrooms in Moore ParkMoorevale Park Shelter with bathrooms
84 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, July 23, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 22 images permanent link to this day
1943 Historic photo from Thursday, July 22, 1943 - 77-79 Nassau Street in 1943 in Kensington Market77-79 Nassau Street in 1943
71 years ago - Kensington Market - Thursday, July 22, 1943
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 20 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, July 20, 1922 - Garden Wall along Spadina Rd outside Ardwold in Casa LomaGarden Wall along Spadina Rd outside Ardwold
(Categorized under: Ardwold )
92 years ago - Casa Loma - Thursday, July 20, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1971 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 20, 1971 - Toronto Symphony on the rotating stage of the the Ontario Place Forum in Ontario PlaceToronto Symphony on the rotating stage of the the Ontario Place Forum
43 years ago - Ontario Place - Tuesday, July 20, 1971
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 19 images permanent link to this day
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, July 19, 1928 - Classroom in Swansea School on Windermere in SwanseaClassroom in Swansea School on Windermere
86 years ago - Swansea - Thursday, July 19, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, July 19, 1928 - Windermere School, Swansea, exterior with baby prams out front in SwanseaWindermere School, Swansea, exterior with baby prams out front
86 years ago - Swansea - Thursday, July 19, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 19, 1932 - Bathing station, foot of Cherry Street in Cherry BeachBathing station, foot of Cherry Street
82 years ago - Cherry Beach - Tuesday, July 19, 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 18 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, July 18, 1935 - Debris from under base of south flagpole Princes Gates, C.N.E. in CNEDebris from under base of south flagpole Princes Gates, C.N.E.
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
79 years ago - CNE - Thursday, July 18, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1941 Historic photo from Friday, July 18, 1941 - Trailer - rear 133 and 154 Dunn Avenue in ParkdaleTrailer - rear 133 and 154 Dunn Avenue
73 years ago - Parkdale - Friday, July 18, 1941
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 17 images permanent link to this day
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Front Street looking east over Bay Street in DowntownFront Street looking east over Bay Street
95 years ago - Downtown - Thursday, July 17, 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Front Street looking east over York Street - Union Station on the right in DowntownFront Street looking east over York Street - Union Station on the right
95 years ago - Downtown - Thursday, July 17, 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Roncesvalles Avenue south at Grafton Avenue in High ParkRoncesvalles Avenue south at Grafton Avenue
95 years ago - High Park - Thursday, July 17, 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Friday, July 17, 1931 - Open air pavilion and baseball diamond at Long Branch Park in Long BranchOpen air pavilion and baseball diamond at Long Branch Park
83 years ago - Long Branch - Friday, July 17, 1931
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Friday, July 17, 1936 - Harbour Commission parking lot, looking south-east, from Bay St, subway, 4:00 p.m. in HarbourfrontHarbour Commission parking lot, looking south-east, from Bay St, subway, 4:00 p.m.
78 years ago - Harbourfront - Friday, July 17, 1936
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Sunday, July 17, 1949 - Fairbank Memorial Public School in FairbankFairbank Memorial Public School
65 years ago - Fairbank - Sunday, July 17, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 17, 1973 - View of CPR overpass on Yonge Street with Liquor Control Board sign in RosedaleView of CPR overpass on Yonge Street with Liquor Control Board sign
41 years ago - Rosedale - Tuesday, July 17, 1973
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 16 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, July 16, 1911 - Victoria Street south from Shuter Street in Garden DistrictVictoria Street south from Shuter Street
103 years ago - Garden District - Sunday, July 16, 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 16, 1980 - The Bayview Ghost  - 1980 and 1981 photos from the Bayview Extension in Don Valley BrickworksThe Bayview Ghost - 1980 and 1981 photos from the Bayview Extension
34 years ago - Don Valley Brickworks - Wednesday, July 16, 1980
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
July 15 images permanent link to this day
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1936 - Rosehill reservoir level 12.3 ft. in RosehillRosehill reservoir level 12.3 ft.
78 years ago - Rosehill - Wednesday, July 15, 1936
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)