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 63 years ago ( in 1953 ).

September 28 images permanent link to this day
1939 Historic photo from Thursday, September 28, 1939 - 16 Brant Street - vastly improved from April 4th photo in Alexandra Park16 Brant Street - vastly improved from April 4th photo
77 years ago - Thursday, September 28, 1939 - Alexandra Park
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 27 images permanent link to this day
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, September 27, 1924 - Oakwood, north, from St Clair - York Township in OakwoodOakwood, north, from St Clair - York Township
92 years ago - Saturday, September 27, 1924 - Oakwood
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 26 images permanent link to this day
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 26, 1933 - Inside the Symes Road destructor during construction in HarwoodInside the Symes Road destructor during construction
83 years ago - Tuesday, September 26, 1933 - Harwood
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Friday, September 26, 1952 - R.C. Harris Purification Plant, east side - lawn, steps, towers in FallingbrookR.C. Harris Purification Plant, east side - lawn, steps, towers
64 years ago - Friday, September 26, 1952 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 16.7°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Friday, September 26, 1952 - Tower at east side of the R.C. Harris Purification Plant in FallingbrookTower at east side of the R.C. Harris Purification Plant
64 years ago - Friday, September 26, 1952 - Fallingbrook
Max temp: 16.7°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 24 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 24, 1912 - Silver Birch Ave., looking north from the lakefront in The BeachesSilver Birch Ave., looking north from the lakefront
104 years ago - Tuesday, September 24, 1912 - The Beaches
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 24, 1924 - Oakwood, north of Earnscliffe Rd - York Township in OakwoodOakwood, north of Earnscliffe Rd - York Township
92 years ago - Wednesday, September 24, 1924 - Oakwood
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 24, 1929 - High Park duck and goose pond in High ParkHigh Park duck and goose pond
87 years ago - Tuesday, September 24, 1929 - High Park
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 22 images permanent link to this day
1933 Historic photo from Friday, September 22, 1933 - Switchboard at the High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellySwitchboard at the High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
83 years ago - Friday, September 22, 1933 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Friday, September 22, 1933 - High level pumping station - under Gallery north side in Republic of RathnellyHigh level pumping station - under Gallery north side
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
83 years ago - Friday, September 22, 1933 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Friday, September 22, 1933 - Switchboard (rear) - High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellySwitchboard (rear) - High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
83 years ago - Friday, September 22, 1933 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Thursday, September 22, 1949 - Dalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard Street East in RyersonDalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard Street East
67 years ago - Thursday, September 22, 1949 - Ryerson
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 20 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Monday, September 20, 1915 - 464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658 in The Annex464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658
101 years ago - Monday, September 20, 1915 - The Annex
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Avoca Avenue south to Pleasant Boulevard in Moore ParkAvoca Avenue south to Pleasant Boulevard
94 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Intersection of Avoca and Pleasant Blvd west from Avoca Bridge (railings still on Avoca today) in Moore ParkIntersection of Avoca and Pleasant Blvd west from Avoca Bridge (railings still on Avoca today)
94 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Northeast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge in Moore ParkNortheast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge
94 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - East on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge in Moore ParkEast on Pleasant Boulevard at Avoca and Bridge
94 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - North on Avoca to St. Clair in Moore ParkNorth on Avoca to St. Clair
94 years ago - Wednesday, September 20, 1922 - Moore Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 19 images permanent link to this day
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Bicycle shop and Empire Laundry on Queen St. West looking south on Manning Avenue in Trinity BellwoodsBicycle shop and Empire Laundry on Queen St. West looking south on Manning Avenue
116 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Looking north up Manning Avenue from Queen Street West in Trinity BellwoodsLooking north up Manning Avenue from Queen Street West
116 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1900 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1923 - Humber Drive from Baby Point in Baby PointHumber Drive from Baby Point
93 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1923 - Baby Point
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Saturday, September 19, 1931 - T.T.C. city terminal building, north Yonge Street at City Limits in Teddington ParkT.T.C. city terminal building, north Yonge Street at City Limits
85 years ago - Saturday, September 19, 1931 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 19, 1933 - Symes Road destructor - east wall during 2nd story construction in HarwoodSymes Road destructor - east wall during 2nd story construction
83 years ago - Tuesday, September 19, 1933 - Harwood
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 19, 1934 - Geese at the rear of 184-1/2 Baldwin Street in Kensington MarketGeese at the rear of 184-1/2 Baldwin Street
82 years ago - Wednesday, September 19, 1934 - Kensington Market
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)