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 Sherwood Park 72 years ago ( in 1946 ).

January 21 images permanent link to this day
1872 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 21, 1872 - Parliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley in Regent ParkParliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings )
146 years ago - Wednesday, January 21, 1872 - Regent Park
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -3.9°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, January 21, 1921 - Crumbling Stonework with building - Old City Hall in City HallCrumbling Stonework with building - Old City Hall
97 years ago - Friday, January 21, 1921 - City Hall
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 20 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 20, 1915 - Toronto Civic guard - High level Pumping Station in the winter in Republic of RathnellyToronto Civic guard - High level Pumping Station in the winter
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
103 years ago - Wednesday, January 20, 1915 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -8.3°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 19 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, January 19, 1912 - Pressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east in Liberty VillagePressed Metal Factory building at King and Dufferin Streets looking east
106 years ago - Friday, January 19, 1912 - Liberty Village
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -12.8°C - 4.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 18 images permanent link to this day
1932 Historic photo from Monday, January 18, 1932 - Montgomery Firehall under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Firehall under construction
86 years ago - Monday, January 18, 1932 - North Toronto
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 17 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, January 17, 1914 - Winter tobogganing along Broadview in Riverdale parkWinter tobogganing along Broadview
104 years ago - Saturday, January 17, 1914 - Riverdale park
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1929 - Toronto East General Hospital - Major Operating Room in East YorkToronto East General Hospital - Major Operating Room
89 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1929 - East York
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Alexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates --- Architectural drawings )
83 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Scheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept. in Royal Ontario MuseumScheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept.
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates --- Architectural drawings )
83 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Monday, January 17, 1938 - Winter conditions on Dupont Street west of Christie St in The AnnexWinter conditions on Dupont Street west of Christie St
80 years ago - Monday, January 17, 1938 - The Annex
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Monday, January 17, 1938 - Mount Pleasant Road at Broadway Avenue in North TorontoMount Pleasant Road at Broadway Avenue
80 years ago - Monday, January 17, 1938 - North Toronto
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 16 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 16, 1912 - Bank of British North America after redesign - N/E corner of Yonge and Wellington Streets in St. LawrenceBank of British North America after redesign - N/E corner of Yonge and Wellington Streets
106 years ago - Tuesday, January 16, 1912 - St. Lawrence
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -18.3°C - 1.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Monday, January 16, 1933 - Yonge St at Yonge Blvd - Case #4109 - M.B. Jones near McNairn in Teddington ParkYonge St at Yonge Blvd - Case #4109 - M.B. Jones near McNairn
85 years ago - Monday, January 16, 1933 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 16, 1934 - Fort York Restoration, Block House No. 2 in Fort YorkFort York Restoration, Block House No. 2
84 years ago - Tuesday, January 16, 1934 - Fort York
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 16, 1934 - Fort York Restoration of Officers quarters in Fort YorkFort York Restoration of Officers quarters
84 years ago - Tuesday, January 16, 1934 - Fort York
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 15 images permanent link to this day
1942 Historic photo from Thursday, January 15, 1942 - Fire escape and car in alley along the side of 215 Mavety Street in The JunctionFire escape and car in alley along the side of 215 Mavety Street
76 years ago - Thursday, January 15, 1942 - The Junction
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -8.3°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 15, 1947 - Lawrence Avenue, 150 feet west of Yonge looking East in Lawrence ParkLawrence Avenue, 150 feet west of Yonge looking East
71 years ago - Wednesday, January 15, 1947 - Lawrence Park
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 14 images permanent link to this day
1929 Historic photo from Monday, January 14, 1929 - East Toronto General Hospital - interior - Pumps, Tanks, Water Softener, etc in East YorkEast Toronto General Hospital - interior - Pumps, Tanks, Water Softener, etc
89 years ago - Monday, January 14, 1929 - East York
Max temp: -11.1°C - Min temp: -18.3°C - 12.7cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 13 images permanent link to this day
1938 Historic photo from Thursday, January 13, 1938 - Winter view up Davenport Road north to Dupont Street and Imperial gas station in The AnnexWinter view up Davenport Road north to Dupont Street and Imperial gas station
80 years ago - Thursday, January 13, 1938 - The Annex
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Thursday, January 13, 1938 - Snow and Duckworths Furs on Avenue Road looking north from Yorkville Avenue in YorkvilleSnow and Duckworths Furs on Avenue Road looking north from Yorkville Avenue
80 years ago - Thursday, January 13, 1938 - Yorkville
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 12 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, January 12, 1912 - St. Clair Avenue west to Bathurst St in Casa LomaSt. Clair Avenue west to Bathurst St
106 years ago - Friday, January 12, 1912 - Casa Loma
Max temp: -17.8°C - Min temp: -22.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 10 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 10, 1935 - West side Yonge Street north of Craighurst in Lytton ParkWest side Yonge Street north of Craighurst
83 years ago - Thursday, January 10, 1935 - Lytton Park
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 10, 1935 - West side Yonge Street south of Craighurst in Lytton ParkWest side Yonge Street south of Craighurst
83 years ago - Thursday, January 10, 1935 - Lytton Park
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
January 9 images permanent link to this day
1925 Historic photo from Friday, January 9, 1925 - St. Clair - Avoca bridge (south elevation from west end) in Moore ParkSt. Clair - Avoca bridge (south elevation from west end)
93 years ago - Friday, January 9, 1925 - Moore Park
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)