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 tomorrow, including Distillery District 99 years ago ( in 1918 ).

November 20 images permanent link to this day
1908 Historic photo from Friday, November 20, 1908 - Fort York with a smokestack in the background in Fort YorkFort York with a smokestack in the background
109 years ago - Friday, November 20, 1908 - Fort York
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1912 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 20, 1912 - Streetcar on muddy Davenport Road at Somerset in Hillcrest-BracondaleStreetcar on muddy Davenport Road at Somerset
105 years ago - Wednesday, November 20, 1912 - Hillcrest-Bracondale
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, November 20, 1915 - Exterior of the High level waterworks pumping station in Republic of RathnellyExterior of the High level waterworks pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
102 years ago - Saturday, November 20, 1915 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Thursday, November 20, 1924 - White bus, TTC body - corner of Annette and Jane Streets in Baby PointWhite bus, TTC body - corner of Annette and Jane Streets
93 years ago - Thursday, November 20, 1924 - Baby Point
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 20, 1928 - Muddy Eglinton Avenue east from Oriole Parkway in Chaplin EstatesMuddy Eglinton Avenue east from Oriole Parkway
89 years ago - Tuesday, November 20, 1928 - Chaplin Estates
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Friday, November 20, 1953 - Underpinning of the Rosedale Subway Station in RosedaleUnderpinning of the Rosedale Subway Station
64 years ago - Friday, November 20, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, November 20, 1955 - Heydon House Hotel - then George Smith Drugs and W.V. Muir Real Estate in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel - then George Smith Drugs and W.V. Muir Real Estate
(Categorized under: Hotels )
62 years ago - Sunday, November 20, 1955 - The Junction
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1959 Historic photo from Friday, November 20, 1959 - Canadian Tire gas bar with butterfly canopy - Yonge Street and Church Street in YorkvilleCanadian Tire gas bar with butterfly canopy - Yonge Street and Church Street
58 years ago - Friday, November 20, 1959 - Yorkville
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 19 images permanent link to this day
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 19, 1918 - View looking south on Trinity Street, showing to the right the M. E. K. still and tank houses in Distillery DistrictView looking south on Trinity Street, showing to the right the M. E. K. still and tank houses
99 years ago - Tuesday, November 19, 1918 - Distillery District
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1923 - Barricade Avoca Avenue in Moore ParkBarricade Avoca Avenue
94 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1923 - Moore Park
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1923 - Davenport, west from Bathurst in Wychwood ParkDavenport, west from Bathurst
94 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1923 - Wychwood Park
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 19, 1924 - Township of York Railways opening ceremony in OakwoodTownship of York Railways opening ceremony
93 years ago - Wednesday, November 19, 1924 - Oakwood
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 19, 1929 - Kew Beach Park East - wooden groynes to reduce sand erosion along the beach in The BeachesKew Beach Park East - wooden groynes to reduce sand erosion along the beach
88 years ago - Tuesday, November 19, 1929 - The Beaches
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1956 - Massey Hall Audience - Toronto on Sunday -  commissioned by Time Incorporated in Garden DistrictMassey Hall Audience - Toronto on Sunday - commissioned by Time Incorporated
(Categorized under: Massey Hall )
61 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1956 - Garden District
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 19, 1980 - Warwick Hotel - interior shots before demolition (Hotel Warwick) in Garden DistrictWarwick Hotel - interior shots before demolition (Hotel Warwick)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
37 years ago - Wednesday, November 19, 1980 - Garden District
Max temp: 3.1°C - Min temp: -1.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
November 18 images permanent link to this day
1875 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1875 - St. Pauls Cathedral iron gate at Colborne Lodge - Illustrated guide to Toronto by way of Niagara Falls in High ParkSt. Pauls Cathedral iron gate at Colborne Lodge - Illustrated guide to Toronto by way of Niagara Falls
142 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1875 - High Park
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -4.4°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1928 Historic photo from Sunday, November 18, 1928 - T.T.C. armistice parade, at the cenotaph with Ritz Hotel, Lux and Neilson ads in background in City HallT.T.C. armistice parade, at the cenotaph with Ritz Hotel, Lux and Neilson ads in background
89 years ago - Sunday, November 18, 1928 - City Hall
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - 100-102 Trinity Street in Corktown100-102 Trinity Street
81 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - Corktown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - 103-107 Trinity Street - rear in Corktown103-107 Trinity Street - rear
81 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - Corktown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 18, 1947 - Shamrock Hotel and Grill, s.w.corner of Gerrard and River in Regent ParkShamrock Hotel and Grill, s.w.corner of Gerrard and River
(Categorized under: Hotels )
70 years ago - Tuesday, November 18, 1947 - Regent Park
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 17 images permanent link to this day
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Queen Street subway at Dufferin looking west (or east ?) in Beaconsfield VillageQueen Street subway at Dufferin looking west (or east ?)
120 years ago - Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Queen Street subway looking south on Dufferin Street in Beaconsfield VillageQueen Street subway looking south on Dufferin Street
120 years ago - Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Gladstone Hotel in distance, Union hotel on right - Queen Street construction at the Dufferin subway looking east in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel in distance, Union hotel on right - Queen Street construction at the Dufferin subway looking east
(Categorized under: Hotels )
120 years ago - Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1941 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1941 - Lyons Furniture Store fire next to the old Fire Hall No. 3, later St. Charles Tavern in Church-Wellesley VillageLyons Furniture Store fire next to the old Fire Hall No. 3, later St. Charles Tavern
76 years ago - Monday, November 17, 1941 - Church-Wellesley Village
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)