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 Huron Sussex 21 years ago ( in 1994 ).

May 24 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 1913 - Queen Victoria statue decorated with flowers, east of entrance to Parliament Buildings, Queens Park. in Queens ParkQueen Victoria statue decorated with flowers, east of entrance to Parliament Buildings, Queens Park.
102 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 1913 - Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Shower in Green - Spadina House in Casa LomaShower in Green - Spadina House
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Casa Loma
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Another John Inglis gauge - High Level Pumping Station in Republic of RathnellyAnother John Inglis gauge - High Level Pumping Station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Republic of Rathnelly
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Hare Krishna leaded glass window 1 in SummerhillHare Krishna leaded glass window 1
(Categorized under: Avenue road church (at roxborough) )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Summerhill
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House Dormers in Spadina HouseSpadina House Dormers
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - South side of Spadina House looking over Toronto in Spadina HouseSouth side of Spadina House looking over Toronto
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House tree in Spadina HouseSpadina House tree
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Spadina House
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Art Nouveau frieze by Gustav Hahn - Spadina House Billiards room in Casa LomaArt Nouveau frieze by Gustav Hahn - Spadina House Billiards room
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Casa Loma
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Hare Krishna Peacocks in SummerhillHare Krishna Peacocks
(Categorized under: Avenue road church (at roxborough) )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Summerhill
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Hare Krishna Column in SummerhillHare Krishna Column
(Categorized under: Avenue road church (at roxborough) )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Summerhill
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - High Level Schaffer and Budenberg gauge in Republic of RathnellyHigh Level Schaffer and Budenberg gauge
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Republic of Rathnelly
Link to archive record - Map location
2014 Historic photo from Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Looking up at the High Level Pumping Station in Republic of RathnellyLooking up at the High Level Pumping Station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
1 years ago - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Republic of Rathnelly
Link to archive record - Map location
May 23 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, May 23, 1912 - Vaughan Road, west side, just north at Bathurst Street in Hillcrest-BracondaleVaughan Road, west side, just north at Bathurst Street
103 years ago - Thursday, May 23, 1912 - Hillcrest-Bracondale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, May 23, 1912 - Vaughan Road, northwest from Bathurst Street in Hillcrest-BracondaleVaughan Road, northwest from Bathurst Street
103 years ago - Thursday, May 23, 1912 - Hillcrest-Bracondale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, May 23, 1912 - Vaughan Road, northwest to Bathurst Street in Hillcrest-BracondaleVaughan Road, northwest to Bathurst Street
103 years ago - Thursday, May 23, 1912 - Hillcrest-Bracondale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 23, 1917 - Trees at 327 Brunswick Avenue north of Bloor St West in The AnnexTrees at 327 Brunswick Avenue north of Bloor St West
98 years ago - Wednesday, May 23, 1917 - The Annex
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 23, 1928 - Main Arch - Prince of Wales entrance, Exhibition Grounds with roller coaster in background in CNEMain Arch - Prince of Wales entrance, Exhibition Grounds with roller coaster in background
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
87 years ago - Wednesday, May 23, 1928 - CNE
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
May 22 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Thursday, May 22, 1913 - Row houses at 2-34 Stewart Street in Wellington PlaceRow houses at 2-34 Stewart Street
102 years ago - Thursday, May 22, 1913 - Wellington Place
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 22, 1923 - Men working on the streetcar tracks at Dundas and McCaul West in Art Gallery of OntarioMen working on the streetcar tracks at Dundas and McCaul West
92 years ago - Tuesday, May 22, 1923 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Friday, May 22, 1925 - Rosedale Loop on Sherbourne, looking north, (Way Department) in RosedaleRosedale Loop on Sherbourne, looking north, (Way Department)
90 years ago - Friday, May 22, 1925 - Rosedale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Friday, May 22, 1925 - Rosedale Loop looking south to Sherbourne Bridge, (Way Department) in RosedaleRosedale Loop looking south to Sherbourne Bridge, (Way Department)
90 years ago - Friday, May 22, 1925 - Rosedale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Patients taking the ferry to Lakeside home on Toronto Island on S.S. John Hanlan in HarbourfrontPatients taking the ferry to Lakeside home on Toronto Island on S.S. John Hanlan
87 years ago - Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Harbourfront
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Removal of patients, from hospital for Sick Children, to Lakeside Home, via S.S. John Hanlan in HarbourfrontRemoval of patients, from hospital for Sick Children, to Lakeside Home, via S.S. John Hanlan
87 years ago - Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Harbourfront
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Thursday, May 22, 1930 - St. Clair Reservoir construction panorama from tower in Casa LomaSt. Clair Reservoir construction panorama from tower
85 years ago - Thursday, May 22, 1930 - Casa Loma
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)