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 The Danforth 105 years ago ( in 1912 ).

October 17 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Friday, October 17, 1913 - Impeller and drive shaft -Toronto High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyImpeller and drive shaft -Toronto High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
104 years ago - Friday, October 17, 1913 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, October 17, 1914 - Scaffolding around the construction of the High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyScaffolding around the construction of the High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
103 years ago - Saturday, October 17, 1914 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, October 17, 1924 - Eglinton Ave, looking east, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York in FairbankEglinton Ave, looking east, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York
93 years ago - Friday, October 17, 1924 - Fairbank
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, October 17, 1924 - Eglinton Ave, looking west, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York in FairbankEglinton Ave, looking west, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York
93 years ago - Friday, October 17, 1924 - Fairbank
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, October 17, 1935 - Lytton Park - railing with lawn bowling in background in Lytton ParkLytton Park - railing with lawn bowling in background
82 years ago - Thursday, October 17, 1935 - Lytton Park
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 16 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Monday, October 16, 1922 - Kingston Rd, looking west, from Victoria Park Ave in The BeachesKingston Rd, looking west, from Victoria Park Ave
95 years ago - Monday, October 16, 1922 - The Beaches
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Saturday, October 16, 1926 - Building streetcar tracks on Dupont St, looking east, from Clinton in The AnnexBuilding streetcar tracks on Dupont St, looking east, from Clinton
91 years ago - Saturday, October 16, 1926 - The Annex
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 16, 1951 - Dominion Bank - Lawrence Park branch - scene of a holdup in Bedford ParkDominion Bank - Lawrence Park branch - scene of a holdup
66 years ago - Tuesday, October 16, 1951 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 16, 1974 - Parcel 2295, 284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food, rear in The AnnexParcel 2295, 284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food, rear
43 years ago - Wednesday, October 16, 1974 - The Annex
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 16, 1974 - 284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food (Parcel 2295) in The Annex284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food (Parcel 2295)
43 years ago - Wednesday, October 16, 1974 - The Annex
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 15 images permanent link to this day
1899 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 15, 1899 - Tunnel opposite 29, 31, 33 Gladstone Avenue in Beaconsfield VillageTunnel opposite 29, 31, 33 Gladstone Avenue
118 years ago - Wednesday, October 15, 1899 - Beaconsfield Village
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - Soccer fields in Uttley Park (now Oakmount Park) in The JunctionSoccer fields in Uttley Park (now Oakmount Park)
104 years ago - Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - The Junction
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - Keele Street Park (now Oakmount Park?) in The JunctionKeele Street Park (now Oakmount Park?)
104 years ago - Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - The Junction
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Saturday, October 15, 1921 - C.N.E., construction of the Coliseum in CNEC.N.E., construction of the Coliseum
96 years ago - Saturday, October 15, 1921 - CNE
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, October 15, 1925 - TTC Eglinton Division Office Building in Chaplin EstatesTTC Eglinton Division Office Building
92 years ago - Thursday, October 15, 1925 - Chaplin Estates
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 14 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 14, 1913 - Trees and a fountain in Bellevue Square in Kensington MarketTrees and a fountain in Bellevue Square
104 years ago - Tuesday, October 14, 1913 - Kensington Market
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 14, 1913 - Victoria Memorial Park (Square) with War of 1812 Memorial in Wellington PlaceVictoria Memorial Park (Square) with War of 1812 Memorial
104 years ago - Tuesday, October 14, 1913 - Wellington Place
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 14, 1913 - General view of Clarence Square at Wellington and Spadina in Entertainment DistrictGeneral view of Clarence Square at Wellington and Spadina
104 years ago - Tuesday, October 14, 1913 - Entertainment District
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, October 14, 1938 - Back of 115-117 Sherbourne Street in Old TownBack of 115-117 Sherbourne Street
79 years ago - Friday, October 14, 1938 - Old Town
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 13 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 13, 1914 - St. Clair Avenue west to Bathurst Street after fill in Casa LomaSt. Clair Avenue west to Bathurst Street after fill
103 years ago - Tuesday, October 13, 1914 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1957 Historic photo from Sunday, October 13, 1957 - Trethewey Dr., bridge over Black Creek, looking south in AmesburyTrethewey Dr., bridge over Black Creek, looking south
60 years ago - Sunday, October 13, 1957 - Amesbury
Max temp: 16.7°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
October 12 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 12, 1915 - Union Station excavation across the street from the Queens Hotel in Financial DistrictUnion Station excavation across the street from the Queens Hotel
(Categorized under: Queens Hotel )
102 years ago - Tuesday, October 12, 1915 - Financial District
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, October 12, 1923 - Hart House tower construction from the north in University of Toronto (U of T)Hart House tower construction from the north
94 years ago - Friday, October 12, 1923 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 12, 1926 - Doel House half demolished, Toronto in DowntownDoel House half demolished, Toronto
91 years ago - Tuesday, October 12, 1926 - Downtown
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)