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 The Danforth 88 years ago ( in 1927 ).

April 18 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 18, 1916 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery bridge and waterfalls in Mount Pleasant CemeteryMount Pleasant Cemetery bridge and waterfalls
99 years ago - Tuesday, April 18, 1916 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1923 - Dundas and George, looking east in Garden DistrictDundas and George, looking east
92 years ago - Wednesday, April 18, 1923 - Garden District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1928 - Grange Cottage in Art Gallery of OntarioGrange Cottage
87 years ago - Wednesday, April 18, 1928 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1934 - Machinery and curved bricks at the Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodMachinery and curved bricks at the Symes Road incinerator
81 years ago - Wednesday, April 18, 1934 - Harwood
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1934 - Brick ceiling and arches - Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodBrick ceiling and arches - Symes Road incinerator
81 years ago - Wednesday, April 18, 1934 - Harwood
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 18, 1950 - Portuguese Melody Theatre playbill - 344 College Street in Harbord VillagePortuguese Melody Theatre playbill - 344 College Street
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
65 years ago - Tuesday, April 18, 1950 - Harbord Village
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Upper Canada College during demolition  (opened 1891), in Forest HillUpper Canada College during demolition (opened 1891),
57 years ago - Friday, April 18, 1958 - Forest Hill
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Demolition of the 1891 Upper Canada College building in  Forest Hill - poor renovations, near collapse in Forest HillDemolition of the 1891 Upper Canada College building in Forest Hill - poor renovations, near collapse
(Categorized under: Upper Canada College )
57 years ago - Friday, April 18, 1958 - Forest Hill
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Centre block and bell tower of 1891 Upper Canada College building during demolition in Forest HillCentre block and bell tower of 1891 Upper Canada College building during demolition
(Categorized under: Upper Canada College )
57 years ago - Friday, April 18, 1958 - Forest Hill
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
April 17 images permanent link to this day
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 17, 1928 - Building the Vermont Square shelter in Seaton VillageBuilding the Vermont Square shelter
87 years ago - Tuesday, April 17, 1928 - Seaton Village
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 17, 1935 - Toronto Transportation Commission ferry T.J. Clark in HarbourfrontToronto Transportation Commission ferry T.J. Clark
80 years ago - Wednesday, April 17, 1935 - Harbourfront
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1988 Historic photo from Sunday, April 17, 1988 - 377 Sackville St - Built in 1876, Bryce & Hagon, Builders. A City of Toronto Heritage structure. in Cabbagetown377 Sackville St - Built in 1876, Bryce & Hagon, Builders. A City of Toronto Heritage structure.
27 years ago - Sunday, April 17, 1988 - Cabbagetown
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
April 16 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 16, 1935 - King Street West, looking west to Wilson Avenue in King Street WestKing Street West, looking west to Wilson Avenue
80 years ago - Tuesday, April 16, 1935 - King Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1959 Historic photo from Thursday, April 16, 1959 - Before Avenue Road widening outside the The Avenue Rd. Church in SummerhillBefore Avenue Road widening outside the The Avenue Rd. Church
(Categorized under: Avenue road church (at roxborough) )
56 years ago - Thursday, April 16, 1959 - Summerhill
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 15 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, April 15, 1911 - All Saints Church at Wilton East of Sherbourne - track construction in Cabbagetown SouthAll Saints Church at Wilton East of Sherbourne - track construction
104 years ago - Saturday, April 15, 1911 - Cabbagetown South
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, April 15, 1911 - Sherbourne and Wilton - track construction and house demolition in Garden DistrictSherbourne and Wilton - track construction and house demolition
104 years ago - Saturday, April 15, 1911 - Garden District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, April 15, 1915 - Briar Hill Avenue bridge west of Rosewell Avenue looking north in Lytton ParkBriar Hill Avenue bridge west of Rosewell Avenue looking north
100 years ago - Thursday, April 15, 1915 - Lytton Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, April 15, 1915 - Lytton Boulevard Bridge and Alexandra Boulevard looking north in Lytton ParkLytton Boulevard Bridge and Alexandra Boulevard looking north
100 years ago - Thursday, April 15, 1915 - Lytton Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, April 15, 1922 - Girls hockey team - Moss Park in Moss ParkGirls hockey team - Moss Park
93 years ago - Saturday, April 15, 1922 - Moss Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 14 images permanent link to this day
1940 Historic photo from Sunday, April 14, 1940 - Stanley Park Midgets - Playground, Toronto and District Basketball Champions in Stanley ParkStanley Park Midgets - Playground, Toronto and District Basketball Champions
75 years ago - Sunday, April 14, 1940 - Stanley Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 13 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Incinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleIncinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas)
100 years ago - Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1916 - Pouring cement for the piers of the Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, west from Pier A in Don RiverPouring cement for the piers of the Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, west from Pier A
99 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 1916 - Don River
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1923 - Elevated view of Queen and Bay St, looking west, 5:15 p.m. in City HallElevated view of Queen and Bay St, looking west, 5:15 p.m.
92 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1923 - City Hall
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Preston Villa, Cooper/Royce Home and future park clubhouse in Little Italy (St. Clair)Preston Villa, Cooper/Royce Home and future park clubhouse
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
81 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)