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 University of Toronto (U of T) 65 years ago ( in 1949 ).

October 25 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 25, 1922 - Construction at Yonge and Deloraine, south in Bedford ParkConstruction at Yonge and Deloraine, south
92 years ago - Bedford Park - Wednesday, October 25, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 25, 1927 - C.N.R. Riverdale Station, Queen and De Grassi streets in Riverside-South RiverdaleC.N.R. Riverdale Station, Queen and De Grassi streets
87 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Tuesday, October 25, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 25, 1933 - Interior of east blockhouse, Old Fort York in Fort YorkInterior of east blockhouse, Old Fort York
81 years ago - Fort York - Wednesday, October 25, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 25, 1949 - St. George Street looking south below Bloor Street in University of Toronto (U of T)St. George Street looking south below Bloor Street
65 years ago - University of Toronto (U of T) - Tuesday, October 25, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 24 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, October 24, 1914 - Building the chimney and new wing of the Toronto High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyBuilding the chimney and new wing of the Toronto High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
100 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Saturday, October 24, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 24, 1933 - Lakeshore Park looking northwest to Princes Gates in CNELakeshore Park looking northwest to Princes Gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
81 years ago - CNE - Tuesday, October 24, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Friday, October 24, 1947 - Lansdowne Theatre - 683 Landsdowne Avenue in Wallace EmersonLansdowne Theatre - 683 Landsdowne Avenue
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Wallace Emerson - Friday, October 24, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Friday, October 24, 1947 - Lansdowne Theatre auditorium and screen - just north of Bloor in Wallace EmersonLansdowne Theatre auditorium and screen - just north of Bloor
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Wallace Emerson - Friday, October 24, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
October 23 images permanent link to this day
1861 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 23, 1861 - Rosedale garden party by William Botsford Jarvis - Rosedale Rd., w. side, between Avondale Rd. and Cluny Ave. in RosedaleRosedale garden party by William Botsford Jarvis - Rosedale Rd., w. side, between Avondale Rd. and Cluny Ave.
153 years ago - Rosedale - Wednesday, October 23, 1861
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, October 23, 1914 - Lake Simcoe Ice Co. property, south side of 83 Esplanade East - near foot of Frederick Street in St. LawrenceLake Simcoe Ice Co. property, south side of 83 Esplanade East - near foot of Frederick Street
100 years ago - St. Lawrence - Friday, October 23, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, October 23, 1955 - Dufferin Park Race Track  1894-1955, Dufferin St., w. side, between Muir Ave. & Croatia St.; looking n.w.  in Brockton VillageDufferin Park Race Track 1894-1955, Dufferin St., w. side, between Muir Ave. & Croatia St.; looking n.w.
59 years ago - Brockton Village - Sunday, October 23, 1955
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, October 23, 1955 - Dufferin Park Race Track, looking w. across Dufferin St. from Dufferin Grove Park in Brockton VillageDufferin Park Race Track, looking w. across Dufferin St. from Dufferin Grove Park
59 years ago - Brockton Village - Sunday, October 23, 1955
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Thursday, October 23, 1958 - Royce Avenue Presbyterian Church 1543-1551 Dupont Street (at Perth) in The JunctionRoyce Avenue Presbyterian Church 1543-1551 Dupont Street (at Perth)
56 years ago - The Junction - Thursday, October 23, 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 21 images permanent link to this day
1905 Historic photo from Saturday, October 21, 1905 - Lone house on hill at Withrow and Logan Avenue in RiverdaleLone house on hill at Withrow and Logan Avenue
109 years ago - Riverdale - Saturday, October 21, 1905
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1905 Historic photo from Saturday, October 21, 1905 - Roadwork on Withrow Ave at Logan Ave in RiverdaleRoadwork on Withrow Ave at Logan Ave
109 years ago - Riverdale - Saturday, October 21, 1905
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, October 21, 1915 - Union Station site looking north across Front Stree to the Queens Hotel in Financial DistrictUnion Station site looking north across Front Stree to the Queens Hotel
(Categorized under: Queens Hotel )
99 years ago - Financial District - Thursday, October 21, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, October 21, 1915 - Close up of Queens Hotel from Union Station site in Financial DistrictClose up of Queens Hotel from Union Station site
(Categorized under: Queens Hotel )
99 years ago - Financial District - Thursday, October 21, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre - exterior and marquee at 960 College Street at Dovercourt in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre - exterior and marquee at 960 College Street at Dovercourt
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Tuesday, October 21, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre auditorium - opened May 24, 1920 - closed 1967 in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre auditorium - opened May 24, 1920 - closed 1967
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Tuesday, October 21, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre concession stand in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre concession stand
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Tuesday, October 21, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
October 19 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west from Yonge in Yonge and EglintonEglinton Ave, west from Yonge
92 years ago - Yonge and Eglinton - Thursday, October 19, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Loading platform at Glen Echo on Yonge Street - north end in Teddington ParkLoading platform at Glen Echo on Yonge Street - north end
92 years ago - Teddington Park - Thursday, October 19, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Track construction and horses on Yonge St, at Lawrence Ave, looking north in Lawrence ParkTrack construction and horses on Yonge St, at Lawrence Ave, looking north
92 years ago - Lawrence Park - Thursday, October 19, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street in North TorontoEglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street
92 years ago - North Toronto - Thursday, October 19, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)