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 Trinity Bellwoods 99 years ago ( in 1917 ).

August 29 images permanent link to this day
1874 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 29, 1874 - Grand Opera House - from  Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news in DowntownGrand Opera House - from Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
142 years ago - Wednesday, August 29, 1874 - Downtown
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 29, 1916 - Rosedale Hotel with sign - Yonge Street track extension looking north to Shaftesbury Avenue in RosedaleRosedale Hotel with sign - Yonge Street track extension looking north to Shaftesbury Avenue
(Categorized under: Hotels )
100 years ago - Tuesday, August 29, 1916 - Rosedale
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Friday, August 29, 1930 - College St, east, at Bay St, to Yonge St, T. Eaton furniture dept being built in DowntownCollege St, east, at Bay St, to Yonge St, T. Eaton furniture dept being built
86 years ago - Friday, August 29, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Thursday, August 29, 1946 - Northwest corner Oakwood Avenue and Regal Road - steps washed away in Regal HeightsNorthwest corner Oakwood Avenue and Regal Road - steps washed away
70 years ago - Thursday, August 29, 1946 - Regal Heights
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Sunday, August 29, 1954 - Winchester Hotel aka Lake View Hotel (built 1888) - Parliament St., s.e. corner Winchester St. in CabbagetownWinchester Hotel aka Lake View Hotel (built 1888) - Parliament St., s.e. corner Winchester St.
(Categorized under: Hotels )
62 years ago - Sunday, August 29, 1954 - Cabbagetown
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
August 28 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, August 28, 1915 - Leslie Grove Playground  Festival in LeslievilleLeslie Grove Playground Festival
101 years ago - Saturday, August 28, 1915 - Leslieville
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, August 28, 1919 - Entrance to the Cascades, Scarborough Beach Park in The BeachesEntrance to the Cascades, Scarborough Beach Park
97 years ago - Thursday, August 28, 1919 - The Beaches
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, August 28, 1919 - Inside the Cascades amusement ride, Scarborough Beach Park in The BeachesInside the Cascades amusement ride, Scarborough Beach Park
97 years ago - Thursday, August 28, 1919 - The Beaches
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 28, 1945 - H.H. Fudger House at 40 Maple Avenue designed by Edmund Burke, built 1897 in RosedaleH.H. Fudger House at 40 Maple Avenue designed by Edmund Burke, built 1897
71 years ago - Tuesday, August 28, 1945 - Rosedale
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
1975 Historic photo from Thursday, August 28, 1975 - Mr. Submarine, 2433 Eglinton Avenue East at Kennedy Rd. in ScarboroughMr. Submarine, 2433 Eglinton Avenue East at Kennedy Rd.
41 years ago - Thursday, August 28, 1975 - Scarborough
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 16.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
August 27 images permanent link to this day
1919 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 27, 1919 - Spadina Ave. trees, cars, and streetcar in Entertainment DistrictSpadina Ave. trees, cars, and streetcar
97 years ago - Wednesday, August 27, 1919 - Entertainment District
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 27, 1919 - Looking north on Spadina Ave. in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Looking north on Spadina Ave.
97 years ago - Wednesday, August 27, 1919 - Chinatown (Spadina Ave)
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from Friday, August 27, 1965 - Firing cannon to start CNE with Wild Mouse, clock tower in distance in CNEFiring cannon to start CNE with Wild Mouse, clock tower in distance
51 years ago - Friday, August 27, 1965 - CNE
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
August 26 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 26, 1914 - Playing basketball at St. Andrews playground with the market building behind in Alexandra ParkPlaying basketball at St. Andrews playground with the market building behind
102 years ago - Wednesday, August 26, 1914 - Alexandra Park
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 26, 1914 - Girls team at St. Andrews playing field in Alexandra ParkGirls team at St. Andrews playing field
102 years ago - Wednesday, August 26, 1914 - Alexandra Park
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 26, 1914 - Excercises at St. Andrews playground in Alexandra ParkExcercises at St. Andrews playground
102 years ago - Wednesday, August 26, 1914 - Alexandra Park
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 26, 1930 - Flower beds on west side of Havelock Street in Dufferin GroveFlower beds on west side of Havelock Street
86 years ago - Tuesday, August 26, 1930 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 26, 1953 - Stone entrance to Old Fort York in Fort YorkStone entrance to Old Fort York
63 years ago - Wednesday, August 26, 1953 - Fort York
Max temp: 32.8°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Sunday, August 26, 1956 - Avenue Rd. Presbyterian (United) Church before building torn down for Jay Macpherson Green in SummerhillAvenue Rd. Presbyterian (United) Church before building torn down for Jay Macpherson Green
(Categorized under: Avenue road church (at roxborough) )
60 years ago - Sunday, August 26, 1956 - Summerhill
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
August 25 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Saturday, August 25, 1923 - Exhibition, auto polo upset in CNEExhibition, auto polo upset
93 years ago - Saturday, August 25, 1923 - CNE
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, August 25, 1928 - Princes Gate with balloon overhead and the Warriors Parade passing through the gates in CNEPrinces Gate with balloon overhead and the Warriors Parade passing through the gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
88 years ago - Saturday, August 25, 1928 - CNE
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1957 Historic photo from Sunday, August 25, 1957 - Bedford Park Hotel - Mayfair Marine, Hing Bros Laundry, and M Bloom Custom Tailors in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel - Mayfair Marine, Hing Bros Laundry, and M Bloom Custom Tailors
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
59 years ago - Sunday, August 25, 1957 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1974 Historic photo from Sunday, August 25, 1974 - Waiting for Borden ice cream on the CNE grounds - Fudgy Wudgy 20 cents in CNEWaiting for Borden ice cream on the CNE grounds - Fudgy Wudgy 20 cents
42 years ago - Sunday, August 25, 1974 - CNE
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
August 24 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 24, 1920 - Percival Gardens - Exhibition (film neg.) in CNEPercival Gardens - Exhibition (film neg.)
96 years ago - Tuesday, August 24, 1920 - CNE
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)