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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Next update:

The next update will be available on June 19, including Summerhill 106 years ago ( in 1913 ).

June 17 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - View south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate) in CNEView south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate)
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
105 years ago - Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - CNE
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - Dufferin and Springhurst - empty lot, back of sign in ParkdaleDufferin and Springhurst - empty lot, back of sign
105 years ago - Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - Parkdale
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Sunday, June 17, 1956 - Bailey bridge replacing bridge destroyed in Hurricane Hazel - Bathurst St., across West Don River in WillowdaleBailey bridge replacing bridge destroyed in Hurricane Hazel - Bathurst St., across West Don River
63 years ago - Sunday, June 17, 1956 - Willowdale
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
June 16 images permanent link to this day
1927 Historic photo from Thursday, June 16, 1927 - Hooper Ave, Centre Island in Toronto IslandHooper Ave, Centre Island
92 years ago - Thursday, June 16, 1927 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 15 images permanent link to this day
1896 Historic photo from Monday, June 15, 1896 - The Priory - Lucy & Dorothy Ruttan (Armstrong's grandchildren) & dog Bully under the vines in Alexandra ParkThe Priory - Lucy & Dorothy Ruttan (Armstrong's grandchildren) & dog Bully under the vines
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
123 years ago - Monday, June 15, 1896 - Alexandra Park
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, June 15, 1922 - New Sunnyside bathing pavilion just before it opened in Sunnyside ParkNew Sunnyside bathing pavilion just before it opened
97 years ago - Thursday, June 15, 1922 - Sunnyside Park
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 15, 1953 - 6 photos from Rosedale and King subway stations in Rosedale6 photos from Rosedale and King subway stations
66 years ago - Monday, June 15, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 15, 1954 - Heath St. E., between Hudson Drive & Brendan Rd., showing site of bridge over G.T.R. Belt Line. in Moore ParkHeath St. E., between Hudson Drive & Brendan Rd., showing site of bridge over G.T.R. Belt Line.
65 years ago - Tuesday, June 15, 1954 - Moore Park
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
June 14 images permanent link to this day
1939 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 14, 1939 - Toronto Island Airport from roof of the grain elevators in Toronto IslandToronto Island Airport from roof of the grain elevators
80 years ago - Wednesday, June 14, 1939 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side looking southeast in Forest HillRavine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side looking southeast
45 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side  looking southeast in Forest HillRavine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side looking southeast
45 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, Heath Street, north side, east of Bathurst Street for subway in Forest HillRavine land, Heath Street, north side, east of Bathurst Street for subway
45 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, looking south from Glenayr for subway construction in Forest HillRavine land, looking south from Glenayr for subway construction
45 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Parcel 2235, vacant land used for parking, St. Clair Avenue West, north side, east of Bathurst Street  in Forest HillParcel 2235, vacant land used for parking, St. Clair Avenue West, north side, east of Bathurst Street
45 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 13 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - Looking west on Dundas, from Bellwoods with boy in Trinity BellwoodsLooking west on Dundas, from Bellwoods with boy
96 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 23.3°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, June 13, 1923 - New Union Station, row of ticket offices in Financial DistrictNew Union Station, row of ticket offices
96 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - Financial District
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Monday, June 13, 1927 - Mimico Industrial School, Mrs H. G. Baldwin, Mrs Grassett, Bev. Jones, H. C. Gambel, F. Le Grassett in MimicoMimico Industrial School, Mrs H. G. Baldwin, Mrs Grassett, Bev. Jones, H. C. Gambel, F. Le Grassett
92 years ago - Monday, June 13, 1927 - Mimico
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1928 - Corner of Boulton Drive and Macpherson - #6 Boulton under construction in The AnnexCorner of Boulton Drive and Macpherson - #6 Boulton under construction
91 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1928 - The Annex
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 13, 1933 - Dinosaur skeleton: Corythosaurus intermedius in Royal Ontario MuseumDinosaur skeleton: Corythosaurus intermedius
86 years ago - Tuesday, June 13, 1933 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 13, 1944 - Harbord Street widening - south side from St. George Street in University of Toronto (U of T)Harbord Street widening - south side from St. George Street
75 years ago - Tuesday, June 13, 1944 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 13, 1944 - Harbord Street - re widening - from St. George Street in University of Toronto (U of T)Harbord Street - re widening - from St. George Street
75 years ago - Tuesday, June 13, 1944 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 13, 1944 - Harbord Street looking east across Spadina Avenue in University of Toronto (U of T)Harbord Street looking east across Spadina Avenue
75 years ago - Tuesday, June 13, 1944 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 12 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 12, 1912 - St Clement's Anglican church on Briar Hill Ave, just west of Avenue Road, in 1912. in Lytton ParkSt Clement's Anglican church on Briar Hill Ave, just west of Avenue Road, in 1912.
107 years ago - Wednesday, June 12, 1912 - Lytton Park
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location ( From GetStock)
1930 Historic photo from Thursday, June 12, 1930 - Northeast corner Dundas and Spadina Hebrew threatre sign in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Northeast corner Dundas and Spadina Hebrew threatre sign
89 years ago - Thursday, June 12, 1930 - Chinatown (Spadina Ave)
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)