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 Riverdale 114 years ago ( in 1905 ).

October 20 images permanent link to this day
1981 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 20, 1981 - Bond St Temple boarded up after fire in RyersonBond St Temple boarded up after fire
38 years ago - Tuesday, October 20, 1981 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 19 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west from Yonge in Yonge and EglintonEglinton Ave, west from Yonge
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Yonge and Eglinton
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Loading platform at Glen Echo on Yonge Street - north end in Teddington ParkLoading platform at Glen Echo on Yonge Street - north end
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Track construction and horses on Yonge St, at Lawrence Ave, looking north in Lawrence ParkTrack construction and horses on Yonge St, at Lawrence Ave, looking north
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Lawrence Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street in North TorontoEglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Streetcar tracks on Yonge St, looking south from city limit in North TorontoStreetcar tracks on Yonge St, looking south from city limit
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Stop 25, Yonge St near Brookdale Avenue looking south in Bedford ParkStop 25, Yonge St near Brookdale Avenue looking south
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 18 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, October 18, 1912 - Broadview Avenue and Danforth, looking west towards the Don River in The DanforthBroadview Avenue and Danforth, looking west towards the Don River
107 years ago - Friday, October 18, 1912 - The Danforth
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 18, 1933 - Curtains, wood, and carpets at the rear of 81-83 Oxford Street in Kensington MarketCurtains, wood, and carpets at the rear of 81-83 Oxford Street
86 years ago - Wednesday, October 18, 1933 - Kensington Market
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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 )
106 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 )
105 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
95 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
95 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
84 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
97 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
93 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
68 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
45 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)
45 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 Sunday, October 15, 1899 - Tunnel opposite 29, 31, 33 Gladstone Avenue in Beaconsfield VillageTunnel opposite 29, 31, 33 Gladstone Avenue
120 years ago - Sunday, 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)