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 Rosedale 65 years ago ( in 1953 ).

November 19 images permanent link to this day
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 19, 1918 - View looking south on Trinity Street, showing to the right the M. E. K. still and tank houses in Distillery DistrictView looking south on Trinity Street, showing to the right the M. E. K. still and tank houses
100 years ago - Tuesday, November 19, 1918 - Distillery District
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1923 - Barricade Avoca Avenue in Moore ParkBarricade Avoca Avenue
95 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1923 - Moore Park
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1923 - Davenport, west from Bathurst in Wychwood ParkDavenport, west from Bathurst
95 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1923 - Wychwood Park
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 19, 1924 - Township of York Railways opening ceremony in OakwoodTownship of York Railways opening ceremony
94 years ago - Wednesday, November 19, 1924 - Oakwood
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 19, 1929 - Kew Beach Park East - wooden groynes to reduce sand erosion along the beach in The BeachesKew Beach Park East - wooden groynes to reduce sand erosion along the beach
89 years ago - Tuesday, November 19, 1929 - The Beaches
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1956 - Massey Hall Audience - Toronto on Sunday -  commissioned by Time Incorporated in Garden DistrictMassey Hall Audience - Toronto on Sunday - commissioned by Time Incorporated
(Categorized under: Massey Hall )
62 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1956 - Garden District
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 19, 1980 - Warwick Hotel - interior shots before demolition (Hotel Warwick) in Garden DistrictWarwick Hotel - interior shots before demolition (Hotel Warwick)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
38 years ago - Wednesday, November 19, 1980 - Garden District
Max temp: 3.1°C - Min temp: -1.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
November 18 images permanent link to this day
1875 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1875 - St. Pauls Cathedral iron gate at Colborne Lodge - Illustrated guide to Toronto by way of Niagara Falls in High ParkSt. Pauls Cathedral iron gate at Colborne Lodge - Illustrated guide to Toronto by way of Niagara Falls
143 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1875 - High Park
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -4.4°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1928 Historic photo from Sunday, November 18, 1928 - T.T.C. armistice parade, at the cenotaph with Ritz Hotel, Lux and Neilson ads in background in City HallT.T.C. armistice parade, at the cenotaph with Ritz Hotel, Lux and Neilson ads in background
90 years ago - Sunday, November 18, 1928 - City Hall
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - 100-102 Trinity Street in Corktown100-102 Trinity Street
82 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - Corktown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - 103-107 Trinity Street - rear in Corktown103-107 Trinity Street - rear
82 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - Corktown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 18, 1947 - Shamrock Hotel and Grill, s.w.corner of Gerrard and River in Regent ParkShamrock Hotel and Grill, s.w.corner of Gerrard and River
(Categorized under: Hotels )
71 years ago - Tuesday, November 18, 1947 - Regent Park
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 17 images permanent link to this day
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Queen Street subway at Dufferin looking west (or east ?) in Beaconsfield VillageQueen Street subway at Dufferin looking west (or east ?)
121 years ago - Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Queen Street subway looking south on Dufferin Street in Beaconsfield VillageQueen Street subway looking south on Dufferin Street
121 years ago - Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1897 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Gladstone Hotel in distance, Union hotel on right - Queen Street construction at the Dufferin subway looking east in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel in distance, Union hotel on right - Queen Street construction at the Dufferin subway looking east
(Categorized under: Hotels )
121 years ago - Wednesday, November 17, 1897 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1941 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1941 - Lyons Furniture Store fire next to the old Fire Hall No. 3, later St. Charles Tavern in Church-Wellesley VillageLyons Furniture Store fire next to the old Fire Hall No. 3, later St. Charles Tavern
77 years ago - Monday, November 17, 1941 - Church-Wellesley Village
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre - marquee and sign - northeast corner of Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue in The DanforthPalace Theatre - marquee and sign - northeast corner of Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
71 years ago - Monday, November 17, 1947 - The Danforth
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre lobby in The DanforthPalace Theatre lobby
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
71 years ago - Monday, November 17, 1947 - The Danforth
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre auditorium  - opened 1924 with seating for 1,575 in The DanforthPalace Theatre auditorium - opened 1924 with seating for 1,575
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
71 years ago - Monday, November 17, 1947 - The Danforth
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre - auditorium, stage to back in The DanforthPalace Theatre - auditorium, stage to back
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
71 years ago - Monday, November 17, 1947 - The Danforth
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1959 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 17, 1959 - Twin Boys Open Kitchen and Imperial bank of Canada - Keele Street widening at Wilson in DownsviewTwin Boys Open Kitchen and Imperial bank of Canada - Keele Street widening at Wilson
59 years ago - Tuesday, November 17, 1959 - Downsview
Max temp: -2.2°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 16 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Thursday, November 16, 1911 - Queen Street and Terauley Street (now Bay Street) in City HallQueen Street and Terauley Street (now Bay Street)
107 years ago - Thursday, November 16, 1911 - City Hall
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -6.1°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Dufferin Gates with fan, Exhibition Park in CNEDufferin Gates with fan, Exhibition Park
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
76 years ago - Monday, November 16, 1942 - CNE
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Close up of one of the crumbling pillars of the Dufferin Memorial Gate in CNEClose up of one of the crumbling pillars of the Dufferin Memorial Gate
76 years ago - Monday, November 16, 1942 - CNE
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)