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 Yonge and Eglinton 31 years ago ( in 1983 ).

September 2 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Thursday, September 2, 1926 - Start of bicycle race, CNE won by Bill Elder, 3rd from left in CNEStart of bicycle race, CNE won by Bill Elder, 3rd from left
88 years ago - CNE - Thursday, September 2, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Thursday, September 2, 1926 - Bill Elder winning the bicycle race in CNEBill Elder winning the bicycle race
88 years ago - CNE - Thursday, September 2, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 1 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 1, 1915 - Model Playground staff - Exhibition Grounds in CNEModel Playground staff - Exhibition Grounds
99 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, September 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 1, 1915 - Bleachers behind kids playing at the Model Playground - Exhibition Grounds in CNEBleachers behind kids playing at the Model Playground - Exhibition Grounds
99 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, September 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 1, 1915 - Broad shot of the rides on the Exhibition Grounds and Model Playground in CNEBroad shot of the rides on the Exhibition Grounds and Model Playground
99 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, September 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Garden and coverd children's sand pit - Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GroveGarden and coverd children's sand pit - Dufferin Grove Park
97 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Saturday, September 1, 1917
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Path and trees in Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GrovePath and trees in Dufferin Grove Park
97 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Saturday, September 1, 1917
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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
103 years ago - Little Italy (St. Clair) - Thursday, August 31, 1911
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
103 years ago - Little Italy (St. Clair) - Thursday, August 31, 1911
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
87 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, August 31, 1927
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 )
87 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, August 31, 1927
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 )
85 years ago - Garden District - Saturday, August 31, 1929
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
97 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Thursday, August 30, 1917
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 )
140 years ago - Downtown - Wednesday, August 29, 1874
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 )
98 years ago - Rosedale - Tuesday, August 29, 1916
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
84 years ago - Downtown - Friday, August 29, 1930
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
68 years ago - Regal Heights - Thursday, August 29, 1946
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 )
60 years ago - Cabbagetown - Sunday, August 29, 1954
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
99 years ago - Leslieville - Saturday, August 28, 1915
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
95 years ago - The Beaches - Thursday, August 28, 1919
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
95 years ago - The Beaches - Thursday, August 28, 1919
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
69 years ago - Rosedale - Tuesday, August 28, 1945
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.
39 years ago - Scarborough - Thursday, August 28, 1975
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
95 years ago - Entertainment District - Wednesday, August 27, 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)