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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Next update:

The next update will be available on July 1, including Church-Wellesley Village 41 years ago ( in 1975 ).

June 30 images permanent link to this day
1930 Historic photo from Monday, June 30, 1930 - Burning of S.S. Clark Brothers, at Sunnyside for entertainment in Sunnyside ParkBurning of S.S. Clark Brothers, at Sunnyside for entertainment
86 years ago - Monday, June 30, 1930 - Sunnyside Park
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 29 images permanent link to this day
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 29, 1927 - Demolition of Old Union Station in Financial DistrictDemolition of Old Union Station
89 years ago - Wednesday, June 29, 1927 - Financial District
Max temp: 34.4°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, June 29, 1934 - Old streetcars and buses in the Sherbourne St Garage in St. LawrenceOld streetcars and buses in the Sherbourne St Garage
82 years ago - Friday, June 29, 1934 - St. Lawrence
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 28 images permanent link to this day
1932 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 28, 1932 - Montgomery Avenue Police Station under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Avenue Police Station under construction
84 years ago - Tuesday, June 28, 1932 - North Toronto
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Sherwood Park, old North Toronto Pumping Station in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park, old North Toronto Pumping Station
82 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Yonge St, north, from Eglinton, 9:45 a.m in North TorontoYonge St, north, from Eglinton, 9:45 a.m
82 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Close up of plaque over the door of the old West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station - Toronto Junction Water Works 1888 in SwanseaClose up of plaque over the door of the old West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station - Toronto Junction Water Works 1888
82 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Swansea
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Old West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station, Ellis Avenue in SwanseaOld West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station, Ellis Avenue
82 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Swansea
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 26 images permanent link to this day
1909 Historic photo from Saturday, June 26, 1909 - Cottage by Spadina House - Spadina Road, near Ardwold Gate in Casa LomaCottage by Spadina House - Spadina Road, near Ardwold Gate
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
107 years ago - Saturday, June 26, 1909 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1918 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 26, 1918 - Broadview Hotel on left with Royal Bank of Canada, looking north up Broadview in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Hotel on left with Royal Bank of Canada, looking north up Broadview
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel )
98 years ago - Wednesday, June 26, 1918 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Monday, June 26, 1933 - 374 Huron St. - rockery in Huron Sussex374 Huron St. - rockery
83 years ago - Monday, June 26, 1933 - Huron Sussex
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 25 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 25, 1913 - Map of Trinity College grounds in Trinity BellwoodsMap of Trinity College grounds
103 years ago - Wednesday, June 25, 1913 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Friday, June 25, 1920 - Gerrard west of Carlaw - track in LeslievilleGerrard west of Carlaw - track
96 years ago - Friday, June 25, 1920 - Leslieville
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Saturday, June 25, 1955 - Manning Arcade (or the Toronto Arcade) - built 1883 - balcony and sculptures in DowntownManning Arcade (or the Toronto Arcade) - built 1883 - balcony and sculptures
61 years ago - Saturday, June 25, 1955 - Downtown
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1957 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 25, 1957 - Royal Ontario Museum with Alexandra Gates still in original location in Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum with Alexandra Gates still in original location
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates )
59 years ago - Tuesday, June 25, 1957 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
June 23 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Friday, June 23, 1922 - Northeast corner of Dundas and Spadina in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Northeast corner of Dundas and Spadina
94 years ago - Friday, June 23, 1922 - Chinatown (Spadina Ave)
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, June 23, 1922 - Alley east of Dundas running north from Spadina in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Alley east of Dundas running north from Spadina
94 years ago - Friday, June 23, 1922 - Chinatown (Spadina Ave)
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 23, 1953 - 609-611 Sherbourne Street in Upper Jarvis609-611 Sherbourne Street
63 years ago - Tuesday, June 23, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1957 Historic photo from Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Fairbank Methodist (United) Church, Dufferin St., w. side, a. of Wingold Ave. : Toronto Public Library in Glen ParkFairbank Methodist (United) Church, Dufferin St., w. side, a. of Wingold Ave. : Toronto Public Library
59 years ago - Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Glen Park
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 21.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
June 22 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Friday, June 22, 1923 - Soldiers Tower under construction in University of Toronto (U of T)Soldiers Tower under construction
93 years ago - Friday, June 22, 1923 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Sign at 627 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisSign at 627 Sherbourne Street
63 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Behind the gate at 623 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisBehind the gate at 623 Sherbourne Street
63 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 619 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 619 Sherbourne Street
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
63 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 619 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 619 Sherbourne Street
63 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)