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 September 22, including Ryerson 68 years ago ( in 1949 ).

September 20 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Monday, September 20, 1915 - 464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658 in The Annex464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658
102 years ago - Monday, September 20, 1915 - The Annex
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Avoca Avenue south to Pleasant Boulevard in Moore ParkAvoca Avenue south to Pleasant Boulevard
95 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Intersection of Avoca and Pleasant Blvd west from Avoca Bridge (railings still on Avoca today) in Moore ParkIntersection of Avoca and Pleasant Blvd west from Avoca Bridge (railings still on Avoca today)
95 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Northeast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge in Moore ParkNortheast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge
95 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - East on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge in Moore ParkEast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge
95 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - North on Avoca to St. Clair in Moore ParkNorth on Avoca to St. Clair
95 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 19 images permanent link to this day
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Bicycle shop and Empire Laundry on Queen St. West looking south on Manning Avenue in Trinity BellwoodsBicycle shop and Empire Laundry on Queen St. West looking south on Manning Avenue
117 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Looking north up Manning Avenue from Queen Street West in Trinity BellwoodsLooking north up Manning Avenue from Queen Street West
117 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1923 - Humber Drive from Baby Point in Baby PointHumber Drive from Baby Point
94 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1923 - Baby Point
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Saturday, September 19, 1931 - T.T.C. city terminal building, north Yonge Street at City Limits in Teddington ParkT.T.C. city terminal building, north Yonge Street at City Limits
86 years ago - Saturday, September 19, 1931 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 19, 1933 - Symes Road destructor - east wall during 2nd story construction in HarwoodSymes Road destructor - east wall during 2nd story construction
84 years ago - Tuesday, September 19, 1933 - Harwood
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1934 - Geese at the rear of 184-1/2 Baldwin Street in Kensington MarketGeese at the rear of 184-1/2 Baldwin Street
83 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1934 - Kensington Market
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 19, 1950 - Dalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard after widening in RyersonDalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard after widening
67 years ago - Tuesday, September 19, 1950 - Ryerson
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 18 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, September 18, 1915 - Roller coaster behind the Annual Ladies Field Day Exhibition Grounds  in CNERoller coaster behind the Annual Ladies Field Day Exhibition Grounds
102 years ago - Saturday, September 18, 1915 - CNE
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 18, 1929 - Entrance to Ardwold, Eaton family residence, Spadina Road in Casa LomaEntrance to Ardwold, Eaton family residence, Spadina Road
(Categorized under: Ardwold )
88 years ago - Wednesday, September 18, 1929 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Thursday, September 18, 1930 - Lennox Hotel - 831 Yonge Street at Church - Central Shoe repair and Gibbons & Co Grocers in YorkvilleLennox Hotel - 831 Yonge Street at Church - Central Shoe repair and Gibbons & Co Grocers
(Categorized under: Hotels )
87 years ago - Thursday, September 18, 1930 - Yorkville
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Friday, September 18, 1953 - 43 photos of the vitrolite glass tiles being installed in the Rosedale subway Station in Rosedale43 photos of the vitrolite glass tiles being installed in the Rosedale subway Station
64 years ago - Friday, September 18, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 17 images permanent link to this day
1840 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 17, 1840 - The gathering : Toronto Athletic Games Sept 17, 1840 at Caer Howell in Discovery DistrictThe gathering : Toronto Athletic Games Sept 17, 1840 at Caer Howell
(Categorized under: Caer Howell Hotel )
177 years ago - Wednesday, September 17, 1840 - Discovery District
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 17, 1912 - Peacock Hotel on Dundas Street West at Royce Avenue (Dupont) in The JunctionPeacock Hotel on Dundas Street West at Royce Avenue (Dupont)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
105 years ago - Tuesday, September 17, 1912 - The Junction
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, September 17, 1925 - Dupont St, east of Christie with Lums Chop Suey Cafe in The AnnexDupont St, east of Christie with Lums Chop Suey Cafe
92 years ago - Thursday, September 17, 1925 - The Annex
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 16 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Baby clinic in the old Sick Childrens hospital on south side of College St in Discovery DistrictBaby clinic in the old Sick Childrens hospital on south side of College St
103 years ago - Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Discovery District
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Mothers and babies waiting at the old Sick Childrens Hospital on College Street in Discovery DistrictMothers and babies waiting at the old Sick Childrens Hospital on College Street
103 years ago - Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Discovery District
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Sunday, September 16, 1951 - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from Strachan in CNELakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from Strachan
66 years ago - Sunday, September 16, 1951 - CNE
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 15 images permanent link to this day
1938 Historic photo from Thursday, September 15, 1938 - Old toilet at 167 Sherbourne Street in Cabbagetown SouthOld toilet at 167 Sherbourne Street
79 years ago - Thursday, September 15, 1938 - Cabbagetown South
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)