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.

Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed here for regular updates.

Next update:

The next update will be available tomorrow, including Mount Pleasant Cemetery 101 years ago ( in 1916 ).

March 27 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Monday, March 27, 1916 - Don River flooded south from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon River flooded south from Wilton Avenue (Dundas)
101 years ago - Monday, March 27, 1916 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Monday, March 27, 1916 - Don River flooded north from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon River flooded north from Wilton Avenue (Dundas)
101 years ago - Monday, March 27, 1916 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Thursday, March 27, 1980 - Demolition of Sherbourne St Carriage House - view over hoarding at Frederick and Esplanade in St. LawrenceDemolition of Sherbourne St Carriage House - view over hoarding at Frederick and Esplanade
37 years ago - Thursday, March 27, 1980 - St. Lawrence
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 26 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 26, 1935 - No. 336 Annette Street, Wm. Wilson residence, Annette Street west of Laws Street in The JunctionNo. 336 Annette Street, Wm. Wilson residence, Annette Street west of Laws Street
82 years ago - Tuesday, March 26, 1935 - The Junction
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 25 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Thursday, March 25, 1926 - Yellow coach, model X outside Casa Loma guest house in Casa LomaYellow coach, model X outside Casa Loma guest house
(Categorized under: Casa Loma )
91 years ago - Thursday, March 25, 1926 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Goddess of Winged Victory atop main arch in CNEGoddess of Winged Victory atop main arch
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
79 years ago - Friday, March 25, 1938 - CNE
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Pieces from base of main figure - Goddess of Winged Victory - Princes Gate in CNEPieces from base of main figure - Goddess of Winged Victory - Princes Gate
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
79 years ago - Friday, March 25, 1938 - CNE
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Closeup of pedestal base and a character - Princes Gates in CNECloseup of pedestal base and a character - Princes Gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
79 years ago - Friday, March 25, 1938 - CNE
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 23 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 23, 1915 - Spadina Road - Dupont Street subway looking north to Casa Loma in Casa LomaSpadina Road - Dupont Street subway looking north to Casa Loma
(Categorized under: Casa Loma )
102 years ago - Tuesday, March 23, 1915 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 23, 1949 - Gladstone Hotel on Gladstone Avenue before widening in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel on Gladstone Avenue before widening
(Categorized under: Hotels )
68 years ago - Wednesday, March 23, 1949 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2014 Historic photo from Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Skylight in the Consumers Gas showroom on Yonge St in North Toronto :: seems Artless in North TorontoSkylight in the Consumers Gas showroom on Yonge St in North Toronto :: seems Artless
3 years ago - Sunday, March 23, 2014 - North Toronto
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
March 22 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Monday, March 22, 1926 - Crowds outside Jarvis Collegiate to welcome Lord Allenby in Upper JarvisCrowds outside Jarvis Collegiate to welcome Lord Allenby
91 years ago - Monday, March 22, 1926 - Upper Jarvis
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Saturday, March 22, 1930 - Homes on Lee Avenue north of Lake Ontario in The BeachesHomes on Lee Avenue north of Lake Ontario
87 years ago - Saturday, March 22, 1930 - The Beaches
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Saturday, March 22, 1930 - Leuty Avenue north of the beach with horse drawn wagon in The BeachesLeuty Avenue north of the beach with horse drawn wagon
87 years ago - Saturday, March 22, 1930 - The Beaches
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, March 22, 1934 - North-west corner of Hepbourne and Ossington, looking east, (Legal Department) in Bickford ParkNorth-west corner of Hepbourne and Ossington, looking east, (Legal Department)
83 years ago - Thursday, March 22, 1934 - Bickford Park
Max temp: -10.0°C - Min temp: -17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 21 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 21, 1916 - John Connolly, 55 Caledonia Avenue in Little Italy (St. Clair)John Connolly, 55 Caledonia Avenue
101 years ago - Tuesday, March 21, 1916 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -3.3°C - 1.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 21, 1916 - Fanny Kombloom as a young girl, 6 Baldwin Street in Grange ParkFanny Kombloom as a young girl, 6 Baldwin Street
101 years ago - Tuesday, March 21, 1916 - Grange Park
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -3.3°C - 1.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - Dundas Street bridge west to Sterling Road in The JunctionDundas Street bridge west to Sterling Road
94 years ago - Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - The Junction
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - Sterling Road looking north from Dundas Street West in The JunctionSterling Road looking north from Dundas Street West
94 years ago - Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - The Junction
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, March 21, 1932 - Teck Theatre 700 Queen Street East at Broadview Ave in Riverside-South RiverdaleTeck Theatre 700 Queen Street East at Broadview Ave
(Categorized under: East end theatres --- Broadview Hotel )
85 years ago - Monday, March 21, 1932 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 11.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, March 21, 1932 - Teck Theatre looking west from Broadview Ave to No. 700 Queen Street East in Riverside-South RiverdaleTeck Theatre looking west from Broadview Ave to No. 700 Queen Street East
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
85 years ago - Monday, March 21, 1932 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 11.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 20 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Thursday, March 20, 1913 - Looking south at the water at the foot of Church Street 3:10PM in St. Lawrence MarketLooking south at the water at the foot of Church Street 3:10PM
104 years ago - Thursday, March 20, 1913 - St. Lawrence Market
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2010 Historic photo from Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 31 Sussex Ave - Built ca. 1879 - on the City of Toronto heritage structures list in Huron Sussex31 Sussex Ave - Built ca. 1879 - on the City of Toronto heritage structures list
7 years ago - Saturday, March 20, 2010 - Huron Sussex
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
March 17 images permanent link to this day
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, March 17, 1928 - Carls-Rite hotel (on left) and westbound traffic on Front St, from west side of Simcoe St, at 5:30 p.m., showing line up of cars and vehicles, almost back to York St in DowntownCarls-Rite hotel (on left) and westbound traffic on Front St, from west side of Simcoe St, at 5:30 p.m., showing line up of cars and vehicles, almost back to York St
(Categorized under: Hotels )
89 years ago - Saturday, March 17, 1928 - Downtown
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)