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 tomorrow, including Bedford Park 84 years ago ( in 1930 ).

July 29 images permanent link to this day
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Early evening, Grand Opera, Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandEarly evening, Grand Opera, Hanlans Point
78 years ago - Toronto Island - Wednesday, July 29, 1936
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Saturday, July 29, 1939 - Wooden toilet seat at 113 Strachan Street in Stanley ParkWooden toilet seat at 113 Strachan Street
75 years ago - Stanley Park - Saturday, July 29, 1939
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 28 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 28, 1920 - Dunn Avenue bridge with locomotive passing under in ParkdaleDunn Avenue bridge with locomotive passing under
94 years ago - Parkdale - Wednesday, July 28, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 28, 1920 - Roxborough Drive bridge in RosedaleRoxborough Drive bridge
94 years ago - Rosedale - Wednesday, July 28, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 27 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Friday, July 27, 1923 - Houses and track work - Winchester St, west, to Sackville St in CabbagetownHouses and track work - Winchester St, west, to Sackville St
91 years ago - Cabbagetown - Friday, July 27, 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 27, 1926 - Northwest corner Pretoria and Ellerbeck in Playter EstatesNorthwest corner Pretoria and Ellerbeck
88 years ago - Playter Estates - Tuesday, July 27, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, July 27, 1933 - Connecting the chimney - Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodConnecting the chimney - Symes Road incinerator
81 years ago - Harwood - Thursday, July 27, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 27, 1949 - Eclipse Theatre at 393 Parliament Street - Opened 1947, closed 1951 in Regent ParkEclipse Theatre at 393 Parliament Street - Opened 1947, closed 1951
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
65 years ago - Regent Park - Wednesday, July 27, 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 26 images permanent link to this day
1910 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1910 - Central Prison, King St. West near Strachan Avenue in Stanley ParkCentral Prison, King St. West near Strachan Avenue
104 years ago - Stanley Park - Tuesday, July 26, 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 26, 1911 - Shuter and Victoria, paving and street car trackwork in Garden DistrictShuter and Victoria, paving and street car trackwork
103 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, July 26, 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 26, 1911 - Victoria and Shuter Streets looking east on Shuter Street in Garden DistrictVictoria and Shuter Streets looking east on Shuter Street
103 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, July 26, 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Monday, July 26, 1920 - Ossington Ave. Queen to Dundas in Trinity BellwoodsOssington Ave. Queen to Dundas
94 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Monday, July 26, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Monday, July 26, 1920 - Ossington Ave. - track reconstruction Queen to Dundas in Trinity BellwoodsOssington Ave. - track reconstruction Queen to Dundas
94 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Monday, July 26, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1921 - Woodbine Avenue looking south from Duvernet toward Lake Ontario in Upper BeachWoodbine Avenue looking south from Duvernet toward Lake Ontario
93 years ago - Upper Beach - Tuesday, July 26, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1927 - Yonge St, north of Bedford Park Ave, 9:45 a.m. in Bedford ParkYonge St, north of Bedford Park Ave, 9:45 a.m.
87 years ago - Bedford Park - Tuesday, July 26, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Saturday, July 26, 1947 - Falling-down house at 67 Ossington Avenue - building on left still there in Trinity BellwoodsFalling-down house at 67 Ossington Avenue - building on left still there
67 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Saturday, July 26, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Saturday, July 26, 1947 - Lots of Cigarettes Ads at 67 Ossington Avenue in Trinity BellwoodsLots of Cigarettes Ads at 67 Ossington Avenue
67 years ago - Trinity Bellwoods - Saturday, July 26, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 25 images permanent link to this day
1906 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 25, 1906 - York Station, 1906 in The DanforthYork Station, 1906
108 years ago - The Danforth - Wednesday, July 25, 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1926 Historic photo from Sunday, July 25, 1926 - Side view of Ontario Government House, Chorley Park, Toronto in Don Valley BrickworksSide view of Ontario Government House, Chorley Park, Toronto
(Categorized under: Government House (Chorley Park) )
88 years ago - Don Valley Brickworks - Sunday, July 25, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
July 24 images permanent link to this day
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, July 24, 1983 - 530-532 Front St W - July 24, 1983 by 'collations'  Patrick Cummins in Wellington Place530-532 Front St W - July 24, 1983 by 'collations' Patrick Cummins
31 years ago - Wellington Place - Sunday, July 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, July 24, 1983 - From atop 53 Fraser Ave - July 24, 1983 in Liberty VillageFrom atop 53 Fraser Ave - July 24, 1983
31 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, July 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, July 24, 1983 - From atop 53 Fraser Ave - Looking south-east, with Exhibition Stadium in the background in Liberty VillageFrom atop 53 Fraser Ave - Looking south-east, with Exhibition Stadium in the background
31 years ago - Liberty Village - Sunday, July 24, 1983
Link to archive record - Map location
July 23 images permanent link to this day
1930 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 23, 1930 - Moorevale Park Shelter with bathrooms in Moore ParkMoorevale Park Shelter with bathrooms
84 years ago - Moore Park - Wednesday, July 23, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 22 images permanent link to this day
1943 Historic photo from Thursday, July 22, 1943 - 77-79 Nassau Street in 1943 in Kensington Market77-79 Nassau Street in 1943
71 years ago - Kensington Market - Thursday, July 22, 1943
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)