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 Downtown 87 years ago ( in 1928 ).

March 2 images permanent link to this day
1904 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 2, 1904 - Queen City Yacht Club and RCYC - Toronto waterfront across the ice from the bay in HarbourfrontQueen City Yacht Club and RCYC - Toronto waterfront across the ice from the bay
111 years ago - Harbourfront - Wednesday, March 2, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, March 2, 1934 - Bloor St, looking east, at Sterling Rd, to Symington Ave, case #1338, (Legal Department) in The JunctionBloor St, looking east, at Sterling Rd, to Symington Ave, case #1338, (Legal Department)
81 years ago - The Junction - Friday, March 2, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, March 2, 1934 - Case #1338, Bloor St, east of Symington, looking wast to Symington and Sterling Rd, (Legal Department) in The JunctionCase #1338, Bloor St, east of Symington, looking wast to Symington and Sterling Rd, (Legal Department)
81 years ago - The Junction - Friday, March 2, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
March 1 images permanent link to this day
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 1, 1921 - Old City Hall roof  - southwest corner of James Street, defective plate and rafters in City HallOld City Hall roof - southwest corner of James Street, defective plate and rafters
94 years ago - City Hall - Tuesday, March 1, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 1, 1921 - Old City Hall roof rafters, Terauley Street in City HallOld City Hall roof rafters, Terauley Street
94 years ago - City Hall - Tuesday, March 1, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 28 images permanent link to this day
1889 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 28, 1889 - University College, east facade from the Monument - snowstorm of 1889 in University of TorontoUniversity College, east facade from the Monument - snowstorm of 1889
126 years ago - University of Toronto - Wednesday, February 28, 1889
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1889 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 28, 1889 - East facade of University College during the snowstorm of 1899 in University of Toronto (U of T)East facade of University College during the snowstorm of 1899
126 years ago - University of Toronto (U of T) - Wednesday, February 28, 1889
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1984 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 28, 1984 - View of Nathan Phillips Square ice rink covered in snow in City HallView of Nathan Phillips Square ice rink covered in snow
31 years ago - City Hall - Tuesday, February 28, 1984
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 27 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, February 27, 1915 - Moss Park Start of the Boys Skating Championships race in Moss ParkMoss Park Start of the Boys Skating Championships race
100 years ago - Moss Park - Saturday, February 27, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, February 27, 1915 - Bloor Street Viaduct construction looking east in Don RiverBloor Street Viaduct construction looking east
100 years ago - Don River - Saturday, February 27, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 27, 1924 - Southwest corner Yonge and Roxborough - Gas Station in SummerhillSouthwest corner Yonge and Roxborough - Gas Station
91 years ago - Summerhill - Wednesday, February 27, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Friday, February 27, 1942 - Major General Whang Ping-hing inspecting Bren gun during visit of Chinese officials to John Inglis Co., Ltd. in Liberty VillageMajor General Whang Ping-hing inspecting Bren gun during visit of Chinese officials to John Inglis Co., Ltd.
73 years ago - Liberty Village - Friday, February 27, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Friday, February 27, 1942 - Visit of Chinese officials to John Inglis Co., Ltd.   in Liberty VillageVisit of Chinese officials to John Inglis Co., Ltd.
73 years ago - Liberty Village - Friday, February 27, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 26 images permanent link to this day
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 26, 1918 - Don flood, south from Wilton Avenue Bridge (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon flood, south from Wilton Avenue Bridge (Dundas)
(Categorized under: Don Jail --- Don River )
97 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Tuesday, February 26, 1918
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 26, 1918 - Don flood, north of Wilton Avenue Bridge with Don Jail in background in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon flood, north of Wilton Avenue Bridge with Don Jail in background
(Categorized under: Don River )
97 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Tuesday, February 26, 1918
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 25 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Monday, February 25, 1935 - Colour sketch of Alexandra Gates when it was on Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumColour sketch of Alexandra Gates when it was on Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Alexandra Gates )
80 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Monday, February 25, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 24 images permanent link to this day
1899 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 24, 1899 - After the breaking up of the Don River : entrance to Rosedale Creek sewer in Riverdale parkAfter the breaking up of the Don River : entrance to Rosedale Creek sewer
116 years ago - Riverdale park - Wednesday, February 24, 1899
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Monday, February 24, 1913 - Withrow Park - south section from Carlaw Avenue in RiverdaleWithrow Park - south section from Carlaw Avenue
102 years ago - Riverdale - Monday, February 24, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 23 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, February 23, 1912 - Old houses and partial building, including 104 Elm Street in Discovery DistrictOld houses and partial building, including 104 Elm Street
103 years ago - Discovery District - Friday, February 23, 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 23, 1955 - La Casa dei Film Italiani - Royal Theatre 606 College Street in Little Italy (College St)La Casa dei Film Italiani - Royal Theatre 606 College Street
60 years ago - Little Italy (College St) - Wednesday, February 23, 1955
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
February 22 images permanent link to this day
1906 Historic photo from Thursday, February 22, 1906 - Interior of the Cottingham Street Mens lavatory at Yonge Street in SummerhillInterior of the Cottingham Street Mens lavatory at Yonge Street
109 years ago - Summerhill - Thursday, February 22, 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1906 Historic photo from Thursday, February 22, 1906 - Interior of the Cottingham Street Mens washroom at Yonge Street in SummerhillInterior of the Cottingham Street Mens washroom at Yonge Street
109 years ago - Summerhill - Thursday, February 22, 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1906 Historic photo from Thursday, February 22, 1906 - Exterior of the Cottingham Street Mens washroom at Yonge Street in SummerhillExterior of the Cottingham Street Mens washroom at Yonge Street
109 years ago - Summerhill - Thursday, February 22, 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Thursday, February 22, 1923 - Colonial Theatre on Queen Street - constructed from fragments of old Customs House - aka The Bay in City HallColonial Theatre on Queen Street - constructed from fragments of old Customs House - aka The Bay
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
92 years ago - City Hall - Thursday, February 22, 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)