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 Dufferin Grove 82 years ago ( in 1934 ).

July 30 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Friday, July 30, 1926 - Southwest corner Playter and Butternut (hedge) in Playter EstatesSouthwest corner Playter and Butternut (hedge)
90 years ago - Friday, July 30, 1926 - Playter Estates
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, July 30, 1926 - Southeast corner Browning and Chester - cars, and kids playing with a wagon in The DanforthSoutheast corner Browning and Chester - cars, and kids playing with a wagon
90 years ago - Friday, July 30, 1926 - The Danforth
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, July 30, 1926 - Half-Way House Hotel - built 1848 by Alexander Thompson in CliffsideHalf-Way House Hotel - built 1848 by Alexander Thompson
(Categorized under: Half Way House Hotel )
90 years ago - Friday, July 30, 1926 - Cliffside
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Eglinton Ave, looking west from Bicknell Ave, entering Black Creek Valley in KeelesdaleEglinton Ave, looking west from Bicknell Ave, entering Black Creek Valley
87 years ago - Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Keelesdale
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Eglinton Avenue, looking east from, Canadian Kodak Co. plant, across Black Creek, (Traffic Study Department) in KeelesdaleEglinton Avenue, looking east from, Canadian Kodak Co. plant, across Black Creek, (Traffic Study Department)
87 years ago - Tuesday, July 30, 1929 - Keelesdale
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 30, 1930 - Yonge, north of Bedford Park Avenue, 10:30 a.m. new buildings since 1927 in Bedford ParkYonge, north of Bedford Park Avenue, 10:30 a.m. new buildings since 1927
86 years ago - Wednesday, July 30, 1930 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 26.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 29 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Victoria Park Forest School, Mess Hall building in FallingbrookVictoria Park Forest School, Mess Hall building
103 years ago - Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Children outdoors on bunks at the Victoria Park Forest School in FallingbrookChildren outdoors on bunks at the Victoria Park Forest School
103 years ago - Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Early evening, Grand Opera, Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandEarly evening, Grand Opera, Hanlans Point
80 years ago - Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Saturday, July 29, 1939 - Wooden toilet seat at 113 Strachan Street in Stanley ParkWooden toilet seat at 113 Strachan Street
77 years ago - Saturday, July 29, 1939 - Stanley Park
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 20.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 28 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 28, 1920 - Dunn Avenue bridge with locomotive passing under in ParkdaleDunn Avenue bridge with locomotive passing under
96 years ago - Wednesday, July 28, 1920 - Parkdale
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 28, 1920 - Roxborough Drive bridge in RosedaleRoxborough Drive bridge
96 years ago - Wednesday, July 28, 1920 - Rosedale
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 27 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Friday, July 27, 1923 - Houses and track work - Winchester St, west, to Sackville St in CabbagetownHouses and track work - Winchester St, west, to Sackville St
93 years ago - Friday, July 27, 1923 - Cabbagetown
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Sunday, July 27, 1924 - Goel Tzedec Synagogue, University Ave., South of Agnes St. in Grange ParkGoel Tzedec Synagogue, University Ave., South of Agnes St.
(Categorized under: Beth Tzedec Synagogue )
92 years ago - Sunday, July 27, 1924 - Grange Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 27, 1926 - Northwest corner Pretoria and Ellerbeck in Playter EstatesNorthwest corner Pretoria and Ellerbeck
90 years ago - Tuesday, July 27, 1926 - Playter Estates
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, July 27, 1933 - Connecting the chimney - Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodConnecting the chimney - Symes Road incinerator
83 years ago - Thursday, July 27, 1933 - Harwood
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 16.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 27, 1949 - Eclipse Theatre at 393 Parliament Street - Opened 1947, closed 1951 in Regent ParkEclipse Theatre at 393 Parliament Street - Opened 1947, closed 1951
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
67 years ago - Wednesday, July 27, 1949 - Regent Park
Max temp: 33.9°C - Min temp: 23.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1971 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 27, 1971 - Tranquility Bay store window - 690 Yonge Street, south of St. Mary in YorkvilleTranquility Bay store window - 690 Yonge Street, south of St. Mary
45 years ago - Tuesday, July 27, 1971 - Yorkville
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 26 images permanent link to this day
1910 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1910 - Central Prison, King St. West near Strachan Avenue in Stanley ParkCentral Prison, King St. West near Strachan Avenue
106 years ago - Tuesday, July 26, 1910 - Stanley Park
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 26, 1911 - Shuter and Victoria, paving and street car trackwork in Garden DistrictShuter and Victoria, paving and street car trackwork
105 years ago - Wednesday, July 26, 1911 - Garden District
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 26, 1911 - Victoria and Shuter Streets looking east on Shuter Street in Garden DistrictVictoria and Shuter Streets looking east on Shuter Street
105 years ago - Wednesday, July 26, 1911 - Garden District
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Monday, July 26, 1920 - Ossington Ave. Queen to Dundas in Trinity BellwoodsOssington Ave. Queen to Dundas
96 years ago - Monday, July 26, 1920 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Monday, July 26, 1920 - Ossington Ave. - track reconstruction Queen to Dundas in Trinity BellwoodsOssington Ave. - track reconstruction Queen to Dundas
96 years ago - Monday, July 26, 1920 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1921 - Woodbine Avenue looking south from Duvernet toward Lake Ontario in Upper BeachWoodbine Avenue looking south from Duvernet toward Lake Ontario
95 years ago - Tuesday, July 26, 1921 - Upper Beach
Max temp: 32.2°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)