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 Brockton Village 87 years ago ( in 1929 ).

December 9 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - 274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina in The Annex274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina
94 years ago - Saturday, December 9, 1922 - The Annex
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - River and hills north of Sherwood Park in Sherwood ParkRiver and hills north of Sherwood Park
94 years ago - Saturday, December 9, 1922 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Friday, December 9, 1932 - New Street at Campbell Milling Company in The JunctionNew Street at Campbell Milling Company
84 years ago - Friday, December 9, 1932 - The Junction
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 8 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 8, 1920 - 59-61 Grenville Street - Terauley Street Extension in Queens Park59-61 Grenville Street - Terauley Street Extension
96 years ago - Wednesday, December 8, 1920 - Queens Park
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Case #4109, M.B. Jones, city limit, collision, auto and north Yonge car. in Teddington ParkCase #4109, M.B. Jones, city limit, collision, auto and north Yonge car.
84 years ago - Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Teddington Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Stacks partially built - Symes Road Incinerator in HarwoodStacks partially built - Symes Road Incinerator
84 years ago - Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Harwood
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 7 images permanent link to this day
1837 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 7, 1837 - Montgomerys Tavern in Yonge and EglintonMontgomerys Tavern
179 years ago - Wednesday, December 7, 1837 - Yonge and Eglinton
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1954 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 7, 1954 - St. Georges Anglican Church On-The Hill - 4600 Dundas St. W.- dedicated Oct 17, 1847 in Chestnut HillsSt. Georges Anglican Church On-The Hill - 4600 Dundas St. W.- dedicated Oct 17, 1847
62 years ago - Tuesday, December 7, 1954 - Chestnut Hills
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 6 images permanent link to this day
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, December 6, 1924 - Northern Ontario Building site on Bay St, showing no parking, on east side, Saturday, after 12 noon in DowntownNorthern Ontario Building site on Bay St, showing no parking, on east side, Saturday, after 12 noon
92 years ago - Saturday, December 6, 1924 - Downtown
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Saturday, December 6, 1952 - York Hill Steam Mills - Cornelius Van Nostrand - Yonge St., w. side, s. of Macdonald-Cartier Freeway 401 bridge; looking s.e. from bridge in Hoggs HollowYork Hill Steam Mills - Cornelius Van Nostrand - Yonge St., w. side, s. of Macdonald-Cartier Freeway 401 bridge; looking s.e. from bridge
64 years ago - Saturday, December 6, 1952 - Hoggs Hollow
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 5 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, December 5, 1912 - Clarence Avenue bridge (Heath Street over the  Belt Line) in Mount Pleasant CemeteryClarence Avenue bridge (Heath Street over the Belt Line)
104 years ago - Thursday, December 5, 1912 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, December 5, 1912 - Looking up at the Clarence Avenue bridge (Heath Street over the  Belt Line) in Mount Pleasant CemeteryLooking up at the Clarence Avenue bridge (Heath Street over the Belt Line)
104 years ago - Thursday, December 5, 1912 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2010 Historic photo from Sunday, December 5, 2010 - Scaffolding on the Princes Gates in 2010 in CNEScaffolding on the Princes Gates in 2010
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
6 years ago - Sunday, December 5, 2010 - CNE
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C - 1.9cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
December 4 images permanent link to this day
1837 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 4, 1837 - Shooting of Colonel Robert Moodie outside Montgomerys Tavern in Yonge and EglintonShooting of Colonel Robert Moodie outside Montgomerys Tavern
179 years ago - Wednesday, December 4, 1837 - Yonge and Eglinton
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1909 Historic photo from Saturday, December 4, 1909 - Panoramic view of the first Grey Cup Football Game 1909 - Rosedale Park, Toronto in RosedalePanoramic view of the first Grey Cup Football Game 1909 - Rosedale Park, Toronto
107 years ago - Saturday, December 4, 1909 - Rosedale
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Friday, December 4, 1925 - Simcoe Hall, University of Toronto in University of Toronto (U of T)Simcoe Hall, University of Toronto
91 years ago - Friday, December 4, 1925 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 8.3°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 3 images permanent link to this day
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 3, 1901 - Sully Crescent looking west to Shaw Street in College StreetSully Crescent looking west to Shaw Street
115 years ago - Wednesday, December 3, 1901 - College Street
Max temp: -2.8°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1923 - Mavety Theatre on Dundas Street, looking west in The JunctionMavety Theatre on Dundas Street, looking west
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
93 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1923 - The Junction
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, December 3, 1926 - Northwest corner Broadview and Chester Hill in Playter EstatesNorthwest corner Broadview and Chester Hill
90 years ago - Friday, December 3, 1926 - Playter Estates
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C - 3.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1934 - Clinton St. School re: damaged iron fence in Bickford ParkClinton St. School re: damaged iron fence
82 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1934 - Bickford Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1934 - Boy outside Clinton St. School re: iron fence in Bickford ParkBoy outside Clinton St. School re: iron fence
82 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1934 - Bickford Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1948 Historic photo from Friday, December 3, 1948 - Exterior view of a barn at Sunnybrook Farm in Sunnybrook ParkExterior view of a barn at Sunnybrook Farm
68 years ago - Friday, December 3, 1948 - Sunnybrook Park
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
December 2 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, December 2, 1911 - Wellington and Bay - wood block pavement in Financial DistrictWellington and Bay - wood block pavement
105 years ago - Saturday, December 2, 1911 - Financial District
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -3.9°C - 1.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1988 Historic photo from Friday, December 2, 1988 - Lighting the Chanukah lights: While teacher Cheryl Needleman and classmates watch; Zoey Fiksel and Daniel Thorke; both 6; light the menorah at Beth Tzedec  in Forest HillLighting the Chanukah lights: While teacher Cheryl Needleman and classmates watch; Zoey Fiksel and Daniel Thorke; both 6; light the menorah at Beth Tzedec
(Categorized under: Beth Tzedec Synagogue )
28 years ago - Friday, December 2, 1988 - Forest Hill
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)