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 on April 1, including Kingsway 31 years ago ( in 1984 ).

March 30 images permanent link to this day
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Montgomery firehall in North Toronto, just west of Yonge Street in North TorontoMontgomery firehall in North Toronto, just west of Yonge Street
82 years ago - North Toronto - Thursday, March 30, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Completed Montgomery Police Station No. 12 and Fire Hall, northwest corner of Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue in North TorontoCompleted Montgomery Police Station No. 12 and Fire Hall, northwest corner of Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue
82 years ago - North Toronto - Thursday, March 30, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Montgomery Police Station, Yonge Street north of Eglinton in North TorontoMontgomery Police Station, Yonge Street north of Eglinton
82 years ago - North Toronto - Thursday, March 30, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 29 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 29, 1922 - No. 2668 Yonge Street corner of Lytton Boulevard (Dr. McCormack House) in Lytton ParkNo. 2668 Yonge Street corner of Lytton Boulevard (Dr. McCormack House)
93 years ago - Lytton Park - Wednesday, March 29, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Monday, March 29, 1954 - Old vehicles in the auditorium foyer - 7th floor - Eatons College Street Store in College StreetOld vehicles in the auditorium foyer - 7th floor - Eatons College Street Store
61 years ago - College Street - Monday, March 29, 1954
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 28 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 28, 1916 - Belt Line Railway at Merton Street near Mount Pleasant Road bridge in Mount Pleasant CemeteryBelt Line Railway at Merton Street near Mount Pleasant Road bridge
99 years ago - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Tuesday, March 28, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 28, 1916 - Briar Hill Avenue bridge damaged by floods in Lytton ParkBriar Hill Avenue bridge damaged by floods
99 years ago - Lytton Park - Tuesday, March 28, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, March 28, 1924 - Long Garth - Sir Edmund Walker, residence, 99 St. George St - built 1882, demolished 1969 in University of Toronto (U of T)Long Garth - Sir Edmund Walker, residence, 99 St. George St - built 1882, demolished 1969
91 years ago - University of Toronto (U of T) - Friday, March 28, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Saturday, March 28, 1942 - Duchess Theatre (then the Centre Theatre) across the street from gasoline pump in front of 783 Dundas West in Little Italy (College St)Duchess Theatre (then the Centre Theatre) across the street from gasoline pump in front of 783 Dundas West
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
73 years ago - Little Italy (College St) - Saturday, March 28, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - 283 Christie Street just south of Dupont in Seaton Village283 Christie Street just south of Dupont
66 years ago - Seaton Village - Monday, March 28, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - Christie Street, north from south side of Yarmouth Road in Seaton VillageChristie Street, north from south side of Yarmouth Road
66 years ago - Seaton Village - Monday, March 28, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - Christie Street, north from south side of Follis Avenue in Seaton VillageChristie Street, north from south side of Follis Avenue
66 years ago - Seaton Village - Monday, March 28, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - Christie Street, north from south side of Barton Avenue in Seaton VillageChristie Street, north from south side of Barton Avenue
66 years ago - Seaton Village - Monday, March 28, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - 23 Christie Street with Christie Pits to the left in Seaton Village23 Christie Street with Christie Pits to the left
66 years ago - Seaton Village - Monday, March 28, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, March 28, 1949 - Christie Street, north from Bloor Street in Seaton VillageChristie Street, north from Bloor Street
66 years ago - Seaton Village - Monday, March 28, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 27 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Monday, March 27, 1916 - Don River flooded south from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon River flooded south from Wilton Avenue (Dundas)
99 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, March 27, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Monday, March 27, 1916 - Don River flooded north from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon River flooded north from Wilton Avenue (Dundas)
99 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, March 27, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 26 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 26, 1935 - No. 336 Annette Street, Wm. Wilson residence, Annette Street west of Laws Street in The JunctionNo. 336 Annette Street, Wm. Wilson residence, Annette Street west of Laws Street
80 years ago - The Junction - Tuesday, March 26, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 25 images permanent link to this day
1926 Historic photo from Thursday, March 25, 1926 - Yellow coach, model X outside Casa Loma guest house in Casa LomaYellow coach, model X outside Casa Loma guest house
(Categorized under: Casa Loma )
89 years ago - Casa Loma - Thursday, March 25, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Goddess of Winged Victory atop main arch in CNEGoddess of Winged Victory atop main arch
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
77 years ago - CNE - Friday, March 25, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Pieces from base of main figure - Goddess of Winged Victory - Princes Gate in CNEPieces from base of main figure - Goddess of Winged Victory - Princes Gate
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
77 years ago - CNE - Friday, March 25, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Closeup of pedestal base and a character - Princes Gates in CNECloseup of pedestal base and a character - Princes Gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
77 years ago - CNE - Friday, March 25, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 23 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 23, 1915 - Spadina Road - Dupont Street subway looking north to Casa Loma in Casa LomaSpadina Road - Dupont Street subway looking north to Casa Loma
(Categorized under: Casa Loma )
100 years ago - Casa Loma - Tuesday, March 23, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 23, 1949 - Gladstone Hotel on Gladstone Avenue before widening in Beaconsfield VillageGladstone Hotel on Gladstone Avenue before widening
(Categorized under: Hotels )
66 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Wednesday, March 23, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)