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 tomorrow, including Wellington Place 34 years ago ( in 1983 ).

July 23 images permanent link to this day
1930 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 23, 1930 - Moorevale Park Shelter with bathrooms in Moore ParkMoorevale Park Shelter with bathrooms
87 years ago - Wednesday, July 23, 1930 - Moore Park
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 22 images permanent link to this day
1943 Historic photo from Thursday, July 22, 1943 - 77-79 Nassau Street in 1943 in Kensington Market77-79 Nassau Street in 1943
74 years ago - Thursday, July 22, 1943 - Kensington Market
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 20 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, July 20, 1922 - Garden Wall along Spadina Rd outside Ardwold in Casa LomaGarden Wall along Spadina Rd outside Ardwold
(Categorized under: Ardwold )
95 years ago - Thursday, July 20, 1922 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 26.7°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1971 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 20, 1971 - Toronto Symphony on the rotating stage of the the Ontario Place Forum in Ontario PlaceToronto Symphony on the rotating stage of the the Ontario Place Forum
46 years ago - Tuesday, July 20, 1971 - Ontario Place
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 19 images permanent link to this day
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, July 19, 1928 - Classroom in Swansea School on Windermere in SwanseaClassroom in Swansea School on Windermere
89 years ago - Thursday, July 19, 1928 - Swansea
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, July 19, 1928 - Windermere School, Swansea, exterior with baby prams out front in SwanseaWindermere School, Swansea, exterior with baby prams out front
89 years ago - Thursday, July 19, 1928 - Swansea
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 19, 1932 - Bathing station, foot of Cherry Street in Cherry BeachBathing station, foot of Cherry Street
85 years ago - Tuesday, July 19, 1932 - Cherry Beach
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 18 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, July 18, 1935 - Debris from under base of south flagpole Princes Gates, C.N.E. in CNEDebris from under base of south flagpole Princes Gates, C.N.E.
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
82 years ago - Thursday, July 18, 1935 - CNE
Max temp: 31.7°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1941 Historic photo from Friday, July 18, 1941 - Trailer - rear 133 and 154 Dunn Avenue in ParkdaleTrailer - rear 133 and 154 Dunn Avenue
76 years ago - Friday, July 18, 1941 - Parkdale
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 17 images permanent link to this day
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Front Street looking east over Bay Street in DowntownFront Street looking east over Bay Street
98 years ago - Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Downtown
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Front Street looking east over York Street - Union Station on the right in DowntownFront Street looking east over York Street - Union Station on the right
98 years ago - Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Downtown
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Roncesvalles Avenue south at Grafton Avenue in High ParkRoncesvalles Avenue south at Grafton Avenue
98 years ago - Thursday, July 17, 1919 - High Park
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Friday, July 17, 1931 - Open air pavilion and baseball diamond at Long Branch Park in Long BranchOpen air pavilion and baseball diamond at Long Branch Park
86 years ago - Friday, July 17, 1931 - Long Branch
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 20.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Friday, July 17, 1936 - Harbour Commission parking lot, looking south-east, from Bay St, subway, 4:00 p.m. in HarbourfrontHarbour Commission parking lot, looking south-east, from Bay St, subway, 4:00 p.m.
81 years ago - Friday, July 17, 1936 - Harbourfront
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Sunday, July 17, 1949 - Fairbank Memorial Public School in FairbankFairbank Memorial Public School
68 years ago - Sunday, July 17, 1949 - Fairbank
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 17, 1973 - View of CPR overpass on Yonge Street with Liquor Control Board sign in RosedaleView of CPR overpass on Yonge Street with Liquor Control Board sign
44 years ago - Tuesday, July 17, 1973 - Rosedale
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 16 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, July 16, 1911 - Victoria Street south from Shuter Street in Garden DistrictVictoria Street south from Shuter Street
106 years ago - Sunday, July 16, 1911 - Garden District
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Monday, July 16, 1973 - View of the 260 foot St. Michael's spire, looking north from Queen St East ??? in Garden DistrictView of the 260 foot St. Michael's spire, looking north from Queen St East ???
(Categorized under: St Michaels Cathedral )
44 years ago - Monday, July 16, 1973 - Garden District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 16, 1980 - The Bayview Ghost  - 1980 and 1981 photos from the Bayview Extension in Don Valley BrickworksThe Bayview Ghost - 1980 and 1981 photos from the Bayview Extension
37 years ago - Wednesday, July 16, 1980 - Don Valley Brickworks
Max temp: 28.2°C - Min temp: 21.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
July 15 images permanent link to this day
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1936 - Rosehill reservoir level 12.3 ft. in RosehillRosehill reservoir level 12.3 ft.
81 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1936 - Rosehill
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, July 15, 1937 - Railway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates in CNERailway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
80 years ago - Thursday, July 15, 1937 - CNE
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 21.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Southeast corner Roxborough & Yonge Street in RosedaleSoutheast corner Roxborough & Yonge Street
64 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - 4 & 6 Roxborough Street East in Rosedale4 & 6 Roxborough Street East
64 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - 4 Roxborough Street East in Rosedale4 Roxborough Street East
64 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)