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 Mimico 61 years ago ( in 1955 ).

February 12 images permanent link to this day
1917 Historic photo from Monday, February 12, 1917 - Horse drawn sleds on Yonge Street looking north at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkHorse drawn sleds on Yonge Street looking north at Bedford Park
99 years ago - Monday, February 12, 1917 - Bedford Park
Max temp: -15.0°C - Min temp: -23.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Monday, February 12, 1917 - Yonge Street north from Hillsdale Avenue in Chaplin EstatesYonge Street north from Hillsdale Avenue
99 years ago - Monday, February 12, 1917 - Chaplin Estates
Max temp: -15.0°C - Min temp: -23.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Saturday, February 12, 1938 - Laneway between houses at 516 Wellington Street West in Wellington PlaceLaneway between houses at 516 Wellington Street West
78 years ago - Saturday, February 12, 1938 - Wellington Place
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 9 images permanent link to this day
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 9, 1900 - Demolished Eastern Avenue wooden bridge looking north from Grand Trunk Railway bridge (Don) in Don RiverDemolished Eastern Avenue wooden bridge looking north from Grand Trunk Railway bridge (Don)
116 years ago - Wednesday, February 9, 1900 - Don River
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 9, 1900 - After the breakup of the Don River looking north from Gerrard Street bridge showing flooding in Riverdale parkAfter the breakup of the Don River looking north from Gerrard Street bridge showing flooding
116 years ago - Wednesday, February 9, 1900 - Riverdale park
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Thursday, February 9, 1911 - GTR. South Parkdale right-of-way looking west across Dunn Ave S. Parkdale Station just west of Close Avenue in ParkdaleGTR. South Parkdale right-of-way looking west across Dunn Ave S. Parkdale Station just west of Close Avenue
105 years ago - Thursday, February 9, 1911 - Parkdale
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 8 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, February 8, 1912 - St. Clair Avenue west to Bathurst Street during civic car line construction in Casa LomaSt. Clair Avenue west to Bathurst Street during civic car line construction
104 years ago - Thursday, February 8, 1912 - Casa Loma
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -16.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, February 8, 1912 - Fleming Property, St. Clair Avenue east of Bathurst Street in Forest HillFleming Property, St. Clair Avenue east of Bathurst Street
104 years ago - Thursday, February 8, 1912 - Forest Hill
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -16.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Thursday, February 8, 1912 - R.G. Fleming property, St. Clair Avenue looking west to Bathurst Street in Forest HillR.G. Fleming property, St. Clair Avenue looking west to Bathurst Street
104 years ago - Thursday, February 8, 1912 - Forest Hill
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -16.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Friday, February 8, 1952 - Harrolds Coal Co - 346 Carlaw Avenue in LeslievilleHarrolds Coal Co - 346 Carlaw Avenue
64 years ago - Friday, February 8, 1952 - Leslieville
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -1.7°C - 10.7cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 7 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, February 7, 1914 - Stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveStone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue
102 years ago - Saturday, February 7, 1914 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Monday, February 7, 1927 - Grand Opera House on Adelaide St, east, from Bay, noon, slow moving truck forced to use second traffic lane by parked cars, faster traffic in turn forced over to wrong side of street to pass in DowntownGrand Opera House on Adelaide St, east, from Bay, noon, slow moving truck forced to use second traffic lane by parked cars, faster traffic in turn forced over to wrong side of street to pass
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
89 years ago - Monday, February 7, 1927 - Downtown
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 6 images permanent link to this day
1925 Historic photo from Friday, February 6, 1925 - Knox College in the snow in University of Toronto (U of T)Knox College in the snow
91 years ago - Friday, February 6, 1925 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1975 Historic photo from Thursday, February 6, 1975 - View of a snow-covered Eatons Centre construction site looking south in City HallView of a snow-covered Eatons Centre construction site looking south
41 years ago - Thursday, February 6, 1975 - City Hall
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -4.4°C - 0.3cm of snowfall - 5.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 5 images permanent link to this day
1966 Historic photo from Saturday, February 5, 1966 - Aerial photograph of Scarborough College Science  and Humanities wing (example of Brutalism) in ScarboroughAerial photograph of Scarborough College Science and Humanities wing (example of Brutalism)
50 years ago - Saturday, February 5, 1966 - Scarborough
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -12.2°C - 23.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
February 4 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 4, 1914 - Moore Avenue, Belt Line railway looking southwest in Moore ParkMoore Avenue, Belt Line railway looking southwest
102 years ago - Wednesday, February 4, 1914 - Moore Park
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1956 Historic photo from Saturday, February 4, 1956 - Toronto Hunt Club on Kingston Road, s. side, between Woodglen Road & Haig Ave in Hunt ClubToronto Hunt Club on Kingston Road, s. side, between Woodglen Road & Haig Ave
60 years ago - Saturday, February 4, 1956 - Hunt Club
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C - 11.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1984 Historic photo from Saturday, February 4, 1984 - 247-249 Dundas St E and an awful addition (which remains to this day) in Garden District247-249 Dundas St E and an awful addition (which remains to this day)
32 years ago - Saturday, February 4, 1984 - Garden District
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: 0.7°C - 3.2cm of snowfall - 11.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
February 3 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Old houses - northwest corner of Trinity and Fronts Streets in Distillery DistrictOld houses - northwest corner of Trinity and Fronts Streets
104 years ago - Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Distillery District
Max temp: -7.2°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Old wooden houses  - 174 Sackville Street just north of Shuter in Regent ParkOld wooden houses - 174 Sackville Street just north of Shuter
104 years ago - Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Regent Park
Max temp: -7.2°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Tracing of the Toronto high level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyTracing of the Toronto high level pumping station
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- High level pumping station )
104 years ago - Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: -7.2°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Pump valves tracing diagram - High Level Pumping station in Republic of RathnellyPump valves tracing diagram - High Level Pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
104 years ago - Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: -7.2°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 1 images permanent link to this day
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 1, 1928 - Queen Street East subway at De Grassi Street in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street East subway at De Grassi Street
88 years ago - Wednesday, February 1, 1928 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -9.4°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Sunday, February 1, 1953 - Windmill for the OKeefe bottling plant on the west side of Yonge St. north of McNairn Ave. in Bedford ParkWindmill for the OKeefe bottling plant on the west side of Yonge St. north of McNairn Ave.
63 years ago - Sunday, February 1, 1953 - Bedford Park
Max temp: -9.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)