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 Forest Hill 107 years ago ( in 1913 ).

April 3 images permanent link to this day
1917 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 3, 1917 - Steelwork frame under construction - Union Station in Financial DistrictSteelwork frame under construction - Union Station
103 years ago - Tuesday, April 3, 1917 - Financial District
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 3, 1929 - A sunny Sculpture Court in 1939 in Art Gallery of OntarioA sunny Sculpture Court in 1939
91 years ago - Wednesday, April 3, 1929 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Monday, April 3, 1950 - Ad in the Toronto Telegram for Joy Frocks Ltd. related to the new Toronto Subway in DowntownAd in the Toronto Telegram for Joy Frocks Ltd. related to the new Toronto Subway
70 years ago - Monday, April 3, 1950 - Downtown
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Friday, April 3, 1953 - Sheas Hippodrome (the Hipp) one of the big four vaudeville theatres in North America in City HallSheas Hippodrome (the Hipp) one of the big four vaudeville theatres in North America
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
67 years ago - Friday, April 3, 1953 - City Hall
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
April 2 images permanent link to this day
1921 Historic photo from Saturday, April 2, 1921 - High Park fence from St. Pauls Cathedral, London, England in High ParkHigh Park fence from St. Pauls Cathedral, London, England
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
99 years ago - Saturday, April 2, 1921 - High Park
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Saturday, April 2, 1921 - Howard monument, High Park in High ParkHoward monument, High Park
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
99 years ago - Saturday, April 2, 1921 - High Park
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Friday, April 2, 1954 - Window display of Bata shoes on the south side 239 Yonge Street in DowntownWindow display of Bata shoes on the south side 239 Yonge Street
66 years ago - Friday, April 2, 1954 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Friday, April 2, 1954 - Silver Rail - music posters in the window - 225 Yonge Street in DowntownSilver Rail - music posters in the window - 225 Yonge Street
66 years ago - Friday, April 2, 1954 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 1 images permanent link to this day
1921 Historic photo from Friday, April 1, 1921 - 51 Yorkville Avenue near Bay - Terauley Street Extension in Yorkville51 Yorkville Avenue near Bay - Terauley Street Extension
99 years ago - Friday, April 1, 1921 - Yorkville
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Monday, April 1, 1935 - R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant from the south-west in FallingbrookR.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant from the south-west
85 years ago - Monday, April 1, 1935 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.6°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Saturday, April 1, 1939 - Close-up of Princes Gates looking west in CNEClose-up of Princes Gates looking west
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
81 years ago - Saturday, April 1, 1939 - CNE
Max temp: 8.3°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Monday, April 1, 1946 - Baldwin House , Dept. of Political Economy Building - now Cumberland House in University of Toronto (U of T)Baldwin House , Dept. of Political Economy Building - now Cumberland House
(Categorized under: Cumberland House )
74 years ago - Monday, April 1, 1946 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1984 Historic photo from Sunday, April 1, 1984 - 2454 Bloor St West at Riverview Gardens in Kingsway2454 Bloor St West at Riverview Gardens
36 years ago - Sunday, April 1, 1984 - Kingsway
Max temp: 9.8°C - Min temp: -0.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
March 30 images permanent link to this day
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Montgomery firehall in North Toronto, just west of Yonge Street in North TorontoMontgomery firehall in North Toronto, just west of Yonge Street
87 years ago - Thursday, March 30, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Completed Montgomery Police Station No. 12 and Fire Hall, northwest corner of Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue in North TorontoCompleted Montgomery Police Station No. 12 and Fire Hall, northwest corner of Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue
87 years ago - Thursday, March 30, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Montgomery Police Station, Yonge Street north of Eglinton in North TorontoMontgomery Police Station, Yonge Street north of Eglinton
87 years ago - Thursday, March 30, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 29 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 29, 1922 - No. 2668 Yonge Street corner of Lytton Boulevard (Dr. McCormack House) in Lytton ParkNo. 2668 Yonge Street corner of Lytton Boulevard (Dr. McCormack House)
98 years ago - Wednesday, March 29, 1922 - Lytton Park
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Monday, March 29, 1954 - Old vehicles in the auditorium foyer - 7th floor - Eatons College Street Store in College StreetOld vehicles in the auditorium foyer - 7th floor - Eatons College Street Store
66 years ago - Monday, March 29, 1954 - College Street
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.1°C - 5.1cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 28 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 28, 1916 - Belt Line Railway at Merton Street near Mount Pleasant Road bridge in Mount Pleasant CemeteryBelt Line Railway at Merton Street near Mount Pleasant Road bridge
104 years ago - Tuesday, March 28, 1916 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 28, 1916 - Briar Hill Avenue bridge damaged by floods in Lytton ParkBriar Hill Avenue bridge damaged by floods
104 years ago - Tuesday, March 28, 1916 - Lytton Park
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, March 28, 1924 - Long Garth - Sir Edmund Walker, residence, 99 St. George St - built 1882, demolished 1969 in University of Toronto (U of T)Long Garth - Sir Edmund Walker, residence, 99 St. George St - built 1882, demolished 1969
96 years ago - Friday, March 28, 1924 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Saturday, March 28, 1942 - Duchess Theatre (then the Centre Theatre) across the street from gasoline pump in front of 783 Dundas West in Little Italy (College St)Duchess Theatre (then the Centre Theatre) across the street from gasoline pump in front of 783 Dundas West
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
78 years ago - Saturday, March 28, 1942 - Little Italy (College St)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: 0.6°C - 2.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - 283 Christie Street just south of Dupont in Seaton Village283 Christie Street just south of Dupont
71 years ago - Monday, March 28, 1949 - Seaton Village
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - Christie Street, north from south side of Yarmouth Road in Seaton VillageChristie Street, north from south side of Yarmouth Road
71 years ago - Monday, March 28, 1949 - Seaton Village
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)