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 Upper Jarvis 9 years ago ( in 2008 ).

December 14 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1923 - St. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave. in Dufferin GroveSt. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave.
94 years ago - Friday, December 14, 1923 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 14, 1926 - Queen St E and Canadian National Railway grade separation, looking east in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen St E and Canadian National Railway grade separation, looking east
91 years ago - Tuesday, December 14, 1926 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1928 - Ho Look Laundry 17-27 Mutual Street, looking south-east in Garden DistrictHo Look Laundry 17-27 Mutual Street, looking south-east
89 years ago - Friday, December 14, 1928 - Garden District
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 13 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Monday, December 13, 1926 - Little bungalow with backyard gate, next to two story row house in Dovercourt ParkLittle bungalow with backyard gate, next to two story row house
91 years ago - Monday, December 13, 1926 - Dovercourt Park
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, December 13, 1934 - Proposed lavatory building, Clarke Beach Park for the Parks Department in Cherry BeachProposed lavatory building, Clarke Beach Park for the Parks Department
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings )
83 years ago - Thursday, December 13, 1934 - Cherry Beach
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -6.1°C - 1.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Friday, December 13, 1946 - C.N.R. train wreck, near Chaplin Crescent & Russell Hill Rd. along the Beltline in Forest HillC.N.R. train wreck, near Chaplin Crescent & Russell Hill Rd. along the Beltline
71 years ago - Friday, December 13, 1946 - Forest Hill
Max temp: -2.2°C - Min temp: -4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 12 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, December 12, 1935 - Dump north side of St. Clair east of Bathurst in Forest HillDump north side of St. Clair east of Bathurst
82 years ago - Thursday, December 12, 1935 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C - 4.1cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 12, 1950 - Sign for Canada's First Subway, Shuter Street, east of Yonge in DowntownSign for Canada's First Subway, Shuter Street, east of Yonge
67 years ago - Tuesday, December 12, 1950 - Downtown
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 11 images permanent link to this day
1942 Historic photo from Friday, December 11, 1942 - No centre piece in the Dufferin Gates, Exhibition Park C. N. E. in CNENo centre piece in the Dufferin Gates, Exhibition Park C. N. E.
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
75 years ago - Friday, December 11, 1942 - CNE
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: 0.6°C - 2.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, December 11, 1944 - Playing Street hockey on Bay Street south of Old City Hall after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours) in DowntownPlaying Street hockey on Bay Street south of Old City Hall after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours)
73 years ago - Monday, December 11, 1944 - Downtown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 48.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, December 11, 1944 - Eatons College Street store - just one story - after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours) in DowntownEatons College Street store - just one story - after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours)
73 years ago - Monday, December 11, 1944 - Downtown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 48.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 10 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 10, 1912 - Water at the foot of Church Street - now the Esplanade in St. Lawrence MarketWater at the foot of Church Street - now the Esplanade
105 years ago - Tuesday, December 10, 1912 - St. Lawrence Market
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -2.8°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 10, 1929 - Stable at the rear of 215 Margueretta Street  in Brockton VillageStable at the rear of 215 Margueretta Street
88 years ago - Tuesday, December 10, 1929 - Brockton Village
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -7.2°C - 5.1cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 9 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - 274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina in The Annex274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina
95 years ago - Saturday, December 9, 1922 - The Annex
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - River and hills north of Sherwood Park in Sherwood ParkRiver and hills north of Sherwood Park
95 years ago - Saturday, December 9, 1922 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Friday, December 9, 1932 - New Street at Campbell Milling Company in The JunctionNew Street at Campbell Milling Company
85 years ago - Friday, December 9, 1932 - The Junction
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 8 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 8, 1920 - 59-61 Grenville Street - Terauley Street Extension in Queens Park59-61 Grenville Street - Terauley Street Extension
97 years ago - Wednesday, December 8, 1920 - Queens Park
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Case #4109, M.B. Jones, city limit, collision, auto and north Yonge car. in Teddington ParkCase #4109, M.B. Jones, city limit, collision, auto and north Yonge car.
85 years ago - Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Teddington Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Stacks partially built - Symes Road Incinerator in HarwoodStacks partially built - Symes Road Incinerator
85 years ago - Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Harwood
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 7 images permanent link to this day
1837 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 7, 1837 - Montgomerys Tavern in Yonge and EglintonMontgomerys Tavern
180 years ago - Wednesday, December 7, 1837 - Yonge and Eglinton
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1954 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 7, 1954 - St. Georges Anglican Church On-The Hill - 4600 Dundas St. W.- dedicated Oct 17, 1847 in Chestnut HillsSt. Georges Anglican Church On-The Hill - 4600 Dundas St. W.- dedicated Oct 17, 1847
63 years ago - Tuesday, December 7, 1954 - Chestnut Hills
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 6 images permanent link to this day
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, December 6, 1924 - Northern Ontario Building site on Bay St, showing no parking, on east side, Saturday, after 12 noon in DowntownNorthern Ontario Building site on Bay St, showing no parking, on east side, Saturday, after 12 noon
93 years ago - Saturday, December 6, 1924 - Downtown
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Saturday, December 6, 1952 - York Hill Steam Mills - Cornelius Van Nostrand - Yonge St., w. side, s. of Macdonald-Cartier Freeway 401 bridge; looking s.e. from bridge in Hoggs HollowYork Hill Steam Mills - Cornelius Van Nostrand - Yonge St., w. side, s. of Macdonald-Cartier Freeway 401 bridge; looking s.e. from bridge
65 years ago - Saturday, December 6, 1952 - Hoggs Hollow
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 5 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, December 5, 1912 - Clarence Avenue bridge (Heath Street over the  Belt Line) in Mount Pleasant CemeteryClarence Avenue bridge (Heath Street over the Belt Line)
105 years ago - Thursday, December 5, 1912 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)