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 on September 1, including Ontario Place 31 years ago ( in 1984 ).

August 31 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Thursday, August 31, 1911 - No. 1348 St. Clair Avenue West, Earlscourt Photo Studio in Little Italy (St. Clair)No. 1348 St. Clair Avenue West, Earlscourt Photo Studio
104 years ago - Thursday, August 31, 1911 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Thursday, August 31, 1911 - W. Pidgeon Hardware and Groceries St. Clair Avenue and Nairn Avenue in Little Italy (St. Clair)W. Pidgeon Hardware and Groceries St. Clair Avenue and Nairn Avenue
104 years ago - Thursday, August 31, 1911 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 31, 1927 - Prince of Wales opens the Princes Gates in CNEPrince of Wales opens the Princes Gates
88 years ago - Wednesday, August 31, 1927 - CNE
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 31, 1927 - Prince of Wales opens the Princes' Gates in 1927 in CNEPrince of Wales opens the Princes' Gates in 1927
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
88 years ago - Wednesday, August 31, 1927 - CNE
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Saturday, August 31, 1929 - Loews Theatre on right - 189 Yonge St looking north from Queen, traffic at 1 p.m in Garden DistrictLoews Theatre on right - 189 Yonge St looking north from Queen, traffic at 1 p.m
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
86 years ago - Saturday, August 31, 1929 - Garden District
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
August 30 images permanent link to this day
1917 Historic photo from Thursday, August 30, 1917 - Last Crawford Street bridge in Trinity BellwoodsLast Crawford Street bridge
98 years ago - Thursday, August 30, 1917 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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 )
141 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 )
99 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
85 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
69 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 )
61 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
100 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
96 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
96 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
70 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.
40 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
96 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.
96 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
50 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
101 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
101 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
101 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
85 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
62 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)