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 Trinity Bellwoods 104 years ago ( in 1913 ).

June 23 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Friday, June 23, 1922 - Northeast corner of Dundas and Spadina in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Northeast corner of Dundas and Spadina
95 years ago - Friday, June 23, 1922 - Chinatown (Spadina Ave)
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, June 23, 1922 - Alley east of Dundas running north from Spadina in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Alley east of Dundas running north from Spadina
95 years ago - Friday, June 23, 1922 - Chinatown (Spadina Ave)
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 23, 1953 - 609-611 Sherbourne Street in Upper Jarvis609-611 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Tuesday, June 23, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1957 Historic photo from Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Fairbank Methodist (United) Church, Dufferin St., w. side, a. of Wingold Ave. : Toronto Public Library in Glen ParkFairbank Methodist (United) Church, Dufferin St., w. side, a. of Wingold Ave. : Toronto Public Library
60 years ago - Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Glen Park
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 21.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
June 22 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Friday, June 22, 1923 - Soldiers Tower under construction in University of Toronto (U of T)Soldiers Tower under construction
94 years ago - Friday, June 22, 1923 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Sign at 627 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisSign at 627 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Behind the gate at 623 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisBehind the gate at 623 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 619 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 619 Sherbourne Street
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 619 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 619 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 611 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 611 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 607-609 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 607-609 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - 605-607-609 Sherbourne Street in Upper Jarvis605-607-609 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 22, 1953 - Looking north from 603-605 Sherbourne Street at Howard Street in Upper JarvisLooking north from 603-605 Sherbourne Street at Howard Street
64 years ago - Monday, June 22, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1960 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 22, 1960 - Looking south down Avenue Road to The Avenue Road Church on the left in SummerhillLooking south down Avenue Road to The Avenue Road Church on the left
(Categorized under: Avenue road church (at roxborough) )
57 years ago - Wednesday, June 22, 1960 - Summerhill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 21 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 21, 1916 - Horse drawn carriage at Clinton St. south of Barton repairs to Hydro cut in Seaton VillageHorse drawn carriage at Clinton St. south of Barton repairs to Hydro cut
101 years ago - Wednesday, June 21, 1916 - Seaton Village
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 19 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Thursday, June 19, 1913 - Yonge Street - Summerhill Avenue crossing looking south in SummerhillYonge Street - Summerhill Avenue crossing looking south
104 years ago - Thursday, June 19, 1913 - Summerhill
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 19, 1923 - Duchess Theatre (then the Centre Theatre) on right at 772 Dundas St. W., west of Bathurst in Little Italy (College St)Duchess Theatre (then the Centre Theatre) on right at 772 Dundas St. W., west of Bathurst
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
94 years ago - Tuesday, June 19, 1923 - Little Italy (College St)
Max temp: 32.2°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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 )
103 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
103 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
61 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
90 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 Wednesday, 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 )
121 years ago - Wednesday, 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
95 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
64 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)