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 Royal Ontario Museum 88 years ago ( in 1929 ).

April 24 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, April 24, 1915 - Rosedale Section - Rosedale Ravine Drive cemetery property (St. James Cemetery) in RosedaleRosedale Section - Rosedale Ravine Drive cemetery property (St. James Cemetery)
102 years ago - Saturday, April 24, 1915 - Rosedale
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 24, 1917 - 110-112 Elm Street at Elizabet Street in Discovery District110-112 Elm Street at Elizabet Street
100 years ago - Tuesday, April 24, 1917 - Discovery District
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Thursday, April 24, 1924 - Laying track in the Rosedale Loop, looking south-west in RosedaleLaying track in the Rosedale Loop, looking south-west
93 years ago - Thursday, April 24, 1924 - Rosedale
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Saturday, April 24, 1926 - Baptist Bible Union First Annual Convention, Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Garden DistrictBaptist Bible Union First Annual Convention, Jarvis Street Baptist Church
91 years ago - Saturday, April 24, 1926 - Garden District
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 24, 1935 - Coach washing, Davenport Garage, Hillcrest in Wychwood ParkCoach washing, Davenport Garage, Hillcrest
82 years ago - Wednesday, April 24, 1935 - Wychwood Park
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 23 images permanent link to this day
1870 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 23, 1870 - Osgoode Hall gates and pedestrians - half-tone photograph in City HallOsgoode Hall gates and pedestrians - half-tone photograph
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate --- Osgoode Hall )
147 years ago - Wednesday, April 23, 1870 - City Hall
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1932 Historic photo from Saturday, April 23, 1932 - Subway - Royce Ave, east of Dundas in The JunctionSubway - Royce Ave, east of Dundas
85 years ago - Saturday, April 23, 1932 - The Junction
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Saturday, April 23, 1932 - Canadian General Electric Co on Lansdowne Ave, north of Royce Ave (Dupont) in The JunctionCanadian General Electric Co on Lansdowne Ave, north of Royce Ave (Dupont)
85 years ago - Saturday, April 23, 1932 - The Junction
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 22 images permanent link to this day
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Aftermath of the Toronto fire of 1904 in Great Toronto fire of 1904Aftermath of the Toronto fire of 1904
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Aftermath of the Toronto fire of 1904 in Great Toronto fire of 1904Aftermath of the Toronto fire of 1904
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Close up of the ruins after the Toronto fire of 1904 in Great Toronto fire of 1904Close up of the ruins after the Toronto fire of 1904
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Inspecting the ruins after the Toronto fire of 1904 in Great Toronto fire of 1904Inspecting the ruins after the Toronto fire of 1904
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Railway lines at the south end of the Toronto fire of 1904 in Great Toronto fire of 1904Railway lines at the south end of the Toronto fire of 1904
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Toronto fire 1904, southeast corner of Bay and Wellington Streets in Great Toronto fire of 1904Toronto fire 1904, southeast corner of Bay and Wellington Streets
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Aftermath of the 1904 : northeast corner of Bay and Front Streets in Great Toronto fire of 1904Aftermath of the 1904 : northeast corner of Bay and Front Streets
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Aftermath of the 1904 fire: streetcar tracks and hoses in Great Toronto fire of 1904Aftermath of the 1904 fire: streetcar tracks and hoses
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Aftermath of the 1904 fire: buckled streetcar tracks and bricks in Great Toronto fire of 1904Aftermath of the 1904 fire: buckled streetcar tracks and bricks
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Friday, April 22, 1904 - Aftermath of the 1904 fire:  view from the Queens Hotel on Front Street in Great Toronto fire of 1904Aftermath of the 1904 fire: view from the Queens Hotel on Front Street
113 years ago - Friday, April 22, 1904 - Great Toronto fire of 1904
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, April 22, 1918 - Children in a fete at the Queen Street Presbyterian Church in LeslievilleChildren in a fete at the Queen Street Presbyterian Church
99 years ago - Monday, April 22, 1918 - Leslieville
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1975 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 22, 1975 - New York pizza, Bachelors II, joke shop, etc... on the west side of Yonge Street at Wellesley in Church-Wellesley VillageNew York pizza, Bachelors II, joke shop, etc... on the west side of Yonge Street at Wellesley
42 years ago - Tuesday, April 22, 1975 - Church-Wellesley Village
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 21 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 21, 1915 - St. Clair Avenue bridge, Moore Park in Moore ParkSt. Clair Avenue bridge, Moore Park
102 years ago - Wednesday, April 21, 1915 - Moore Park
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 21, 1915 - Clarence Avenue wooden bridge in Mount Pleasant CemeteryClarence Avenue wooden bridge
102 years ago - Wednesday, April 21, 1915 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 21, 1915 - Summerhill Avenue bridge in SummerhillSummerhill Avenue bridge
102 years ago - Wednesday, April 21, 1915 - Summerhill
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, April 21, 1932 - Proposed lane rear of St. Anne in Dufferin GroveProposed lane rear of St. Anne
85 years ago - Thursday, April 21, 1932 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)