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 January 31, including Huron Sussex 27 years ago ( in 1988 ).

January 28 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Coolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans house in Dufferin GroveCoolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans house
102 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Tuesday, January 28, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Coolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans Home in Dufferin GroveCoolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans Home
102 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Tuesday, January 28, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 28, 1931 - 130 Wellington Street West - University Avenue Extension in Downtown130 Wellington Street West - University Avenue Extension
84 years ago - Downtown - Wednesday, January 28, 1931
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 27 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 27, 1914 - Trees and houses - southeast corner of Christie Street and Braemore Gardens in DavenportTrees and houses - southeast corner of Christie Street and Braemore Gardens
101 years ago - Davenport - Tuesday, January 27, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 26 images permanent link to this day
1961 Historic photo from Thursday, January 26, 1961 - King Street West and John Street during snow storm. in King Street WestKing Street West and John Street during snow storm.
54 years ago - King Street West - Thursday, January 26, 1961
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 26, 1983 - Palace Motel, 2083 Lakeshore Blvd W - Motel Strip in Humber BayPalace Motel, 2083 Lakeshore Blvd W - Motel Strip
32 years ago - Humber Bay - Wednesday, January 26, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
January 24 images permanent link to this day
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, January 24, 1925 - Eclipse of the sun, seen from 440 Manning Avenue in Bickford ParkEclipse of the sun, seen from 440 Manning Avenue
90 years ago - Bickford Park - Saturday, January 24, 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, January 24, 1944 - Lord Halifax and to his left Major J E Hahn  watching female war workers at John Inglis Co., Ltd. in Liberty VillageLord Halifax and to his left Major J E Hahn watching female war workers at John Inglis Co., Ltd.
71 years ago - Liberty Village - Monday, January 24, 1944
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 23 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Friday, January 23, 1914 - Trees cut down on Christie Street south to Davenport Road in DavenportTrees cut down on Christie Street south to Davenport Road
101 years ago - Davenport - Friday, January 23, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, January 23, 1914 - Trees being cut on Christie Street north from Davenport Road in DavenportTrees being cut on Christie Street north from Davenport Road
101 years ago - Davenport - Friday, January 23, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 22 images permanent link to this day
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking west from Strathgowan Crescent up towards Mount Pleasant in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking west from Strathgowan Crescent up towards Mount Pleasant
69 years ago - Sherwood Park - Tuesday, January 22, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking east? in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking east?
69 years ago - Sherwood Park - Tuesday, January 22, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking west up the hill to Mount Pleasant in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking west up the hill to Mount Pleasant
69 years ago - Sherwood Park - Tuesday, January 22, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - small outbuildings in the ravine hills in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - small outbuildings in the ravine hills
69 years ago - Sherwood Park - Tuesday, January 22, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking down into the ravine in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking down into the ravine
69 years ago - Sherwood Park - Tuesday, January 22, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 21 images permanent link to this day
1872 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 21, 1872 - Parliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley in Regent ParkParliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings )
143 years ago - Regent Park - Wednesday, January 21, 1872
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, January 21, 1921 - Crumbling Stonework with building - Old City Hall in City HallCrumbling Stonework with building - Old City Hall
94 years ago - City Hall - Friday, January 21, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 20 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 20, 1915 - Toronto Civic guard - High level Pumping Station in the winter in Republic of RathnellyToronto Civic guard - High level Pumping Station in the winter
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
100 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Wednesday, January 20, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 19 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, January 19, 1912 - Pressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east in Liberty VillagePressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east
103 years ago - Liberty Village - Friday, January 19, 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 18 images permanent link to this day
1932 Historic photo from Monday, January 18, 1932 - Montgomery Firehall under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Firehall under construction
83 years ago - North Toronto - Monday, January 18, 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 17 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, January 17, 1914 - Winter tobogganing along Broadview in Riverdale parkWinter tobogganing along Broadview
101 years ago - Riverdale park - Saturday, January 17, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1929 - Toronto East General Hospital - Major Operating Room in East YorkToronto East General Hospital - Major Operating Room
86 years ago - East York - Thursday, January 17, 1929
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Alexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Alexandra Gates )
80 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Thursday, January 17, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Scheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept. in Royal Ontario MuseumScheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept.
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates --- Architectural drawings )
80 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Thursday, January 17, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)