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 The Annex 94 years ago ( in 1925 ).

September 16 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Baby clinic in the old Sick Childrens hospital on south side of College St in Discovery DistrictBaby clinic in the old Sick Childrens hospital on south side of College St
105 years ago - Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Discovery District
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Mothers and babies waiting at the old Sick Childrens Hospital on College Street in Discovery DistrictMothers and babies waiting at the old Sick Childrens Hospital on College Street
105 years ago - Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Discovery District
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Sunday, September 16, 1951 - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from Strachan in CNELakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from Strachan
68 years ago - Sunday, September 16, 1951 - CNE
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 15 images permanent link to this day
1938 Historic photo from Thursday, September 15, 1938 - Old toilet at 167 Sherbourne Street in Cabbagetown SouthOld toilet at 167 Sherbourne Street
81 years ago - Thursday, September 15, 1938 - Cabbagetown South
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1961 Historic photo from Friday, September 15, 1961 - Murray Ross standing at the gates of Glendon Hall, York University in Bridle PathMurray Ross standing at the gates of Glendon Hall, York University
58 years ago - Friday, September 15, 1961 - Bridle Path
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
September 14 images permanent link to this day
1931 Historic photo from Monday, September 14, 1931 - Veterans on parade through the Princess Gates at the opening of the Ex in CNEVeterans on parade through the Princess Gates at the opening of the Ex
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
88 years ago - Monday, September 14, 1931 - CNE
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 20.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
September 13 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 13, 1911 - Sellers Hotel location - Warren Motor Cars garage - southwest corner of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue in Deer ParkSellers Hotel location - Warren Motor Cars garage - southwest corner of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue
108 years ago - Wednesday, September 13, 1911 - Deer Park
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Friday, September 13, 1929 - Dominion Store on Yonge Street - Where Quality Counts in Bedford ParkDominion Store on Yonge Street - Where Quality Counts
90 years ago - Friday, September 13, 1929 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1963 Historic photo from Friday, September 13, 1963 - Protest over the widening of Hwy 401 at Lorne Bruce Drive in Maple LeafProtest over the widening of Hwy 401 at Lorne Bruce Drive
56 years ago - Friday, September 13, 1963 - Maple Leaf
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
September 12 images permanent link to this day
1919 Historic photo from Friday, September 12, 1919 - Winchester Drive looking south from Bloor Street (where the DVP is now) in The DanforthWinchester Drive looking south from Bloor Street (where the DVP is now)
100 years ago - Friday, September 12, 1919 - The Danforth
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 12, 1933 - Schooner Lyman McDavis at Sunnyside - burnt summer 1934 in Sunnyside ParkSchooner Lyman McDavis at Sunnyside - burnt summer 1934
86 years ago - Tuesday, September 12, 1933 - Sunnyside Park
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Saturday, September 12, 1936 - Dundas St, looking west, to Sterling Road; photo taken 4 feet south of north curb, 113 feet east of hydro pole on north-east corner of Sterling Road and Dundas Street, (Legal Department) in The JunctionDundas St, looking west, to Sterling Road; photo taken 4 feet south of north curb, 113 feet east of hydro pole on north-east corner of Sterling Road and Dundas Street, (Legal Department)
83 years ago - Saturday, September 12, 1936 - The Junction
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 11 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Friday, September 11, 1914 - Kids in costumes for the Model Playground - Exhibition Park in CNEKids in costumes for the Model Playground - Exhibition Park
105 years ago - Friday, September 11, 1914 - CNE
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, September 11, 1914 - Model Playground exhibit - Exhibition Park in CNEModel Playground exhibit - Exhibition Park
105 years ago - Friday, September 11, 1914 - CNE
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Saturday, September 11, 1937 - Looking south at the Avenue Road bottleneck from St. Clair Avenue West in South HillLooking south at the Avenue Road bottleneck from St. Clair Avenue West
82 years ago - Saturday, September 11, 1937 - South Hill
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 11, 1951 - Mt. Pleasant Road north from Millwood - Bill Jackson Hardware in Davisville VillageMt. Pleasant Road north from Millwood - Bill Jackson Hardware
68 years ago - Tuesday, September 11, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 11, 1956 - James Robinson Mavety St. CPR boarding house - nicknamed 'Dog & Pot' - a smallpox epidemic started here in The JunctionJames Robinson Mavety St. CPR boarding house - nicknamed 'Dog & Pot' - a smallpox epidemic started here
63 years ago - Tuesday, September 11, 1956 - The Junction
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
September 10 images permanent link to this day
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, September 10, 1925 - Mt Pleasant Rd, south, from Millwood - road construction in Davisville VillageMt Pleasant Rd, south, from Millwood - road construction
94 years ago - Thursday, September 10, 1925 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 10, 1929 - Aerial view of Toronto from south of Toronto Harbour Commission building in HarbourfrontAerial view of Toronto from south of Toronto Harbour Commission building
90 years ago - Tuesday, September 10, 1929 - Harbourfront
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 16.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
September 9 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Monday, September 9, 1912 - Historic map of Bloor and Bay Street for Terauley Street Widening - Charles St. and St. Mary in YorkvilleHistoric map of Bloor and Bay Street for Terauley Street Widening - Charles St. and St. Mary
107 years ago - Monday, September 9, 1912 - Yorkville
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove park and houses over the fence in Dufferin GroveDufferin Grove park and houses over the fence
106 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Backyard of houses around Dufferin Grove park in Dufferin GroveBackyard of houses around Dufferin Grove park
106 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Fence and houses around Dufferin Grove park in Dufferin GroveFence and houses around Dufferin Grove park
106 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, September 9, 1921 - The Frolic outside the Coliseum construction in CNEThe Frolic outside the Coliseum construction
98 years ago - Friday, September 9, 1921 - CNE
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)