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 Stanley Park 81 years ago ( in 1940 ).

April 13 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Incinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleIncinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas)
106 years ago - Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1916 - Pouring cement for the piers of the Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, west from Pier A in Don RiverPouring cement for the piers of the Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, west from Pier A
105 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 1916 - Don River
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1923 - Elevated view of Queen and Bay St, looking west, 5:15 p.m. in City HallElevated view of Queen and Bay St, looking west, 5:15 p.m.
98 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1923 - City Hall
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Preston Villa, Cooper/Royce Home and future park clubhouse in Little Italy (St. Clair)Preston Villa, Cooper/Royce Home and future park clubhouse
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
87 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Sideview of the deteriorating Earlscourt Park Clubhouse verandah (originally Preston Villa) in Little Italy (St. Clair)Sideview of the deteriorating Earlscourt Park Clubhouse verandah (originally Preston Villa)
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
87 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Close-up of the side of Preston Villa (then the park clubhouse) in Little Italy (St. Clair)Close-up of the side of Preston Villa (then the park clubhouse)
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
87 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 13, 1955 - Brown Public School, later a Magistrate's Court (Willow Florist to the south - Daffs 69 cents) in WillowdaleBrown Public School, later a Magistrate's Court (Willow Florist to the south - Daffs 69 cents)
66 years ago - Wednesday, April 13, 1955 - Willowdale
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
April 12 images permanent link to this day
1838 Historic photo from Thursday, April 12, 1838 - The hanging of Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews  in St. Lawrence MarketThe hanging of Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews
183 years ago - Thursday, April 12, 1838 - St. Lawrence Market
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 12, 1911 - Horsedrawn carts and manual labour on Wilton, west from Sumach in Regent ParkHorsedrawn carts and manual labour on Wilton, west from Sumach
110 years ago - Wednesday, April 12, 1911 - Regent Park
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Saturday, April 12, 1913 - Plan of Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GrovePlan of Dufferin Grove Park
108 years ago - Saturday, April 12, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Thursday, April 12, 1917 - Bloor Street Viaduct under construction - working in steel across the main 281 foot span (Prince Edward Viaduct) in Don RiverBloor Street Viaduct under construction - working in steel across the main 281 foot span (Prince Edward Viaduct)
104 years ago - Thursday, April 12, 1917 - Don River
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1933 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 12, 1933 - Spalled brickwork - 207 Duplex Avenue in Chaplin EstatesSpalled brickwork - 207 Duplex Avenue
88 years ago - Wednesday, April 12, 1933 - Chaplin Estates
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Monday, April 12, 1937 - Before - Rear of 16-18 Power Street in CorktownBefore - Rear of 16-18 Power Street
84 years ago - Monday, April 12, 1937 - Corktown
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 11 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Sunday, April 11, 1915 - Convocation Hall - Official Farewell to University of Toronto No. 4 Base Hospital in University of Toronto (U of T)Convocation Hall - Official Farewell to University of Toronto No. 4 Base Hospital
106 years ago - Sunday, April 11, 1915 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Thursday, April 11, 1918 - Corner of Warren Rd and Clarendon Ave - looking west in South HillCorner of Warren Rd and Clarendon Ave - looking west
103 years ago - Thursday, April 11, 1918 - South Hill
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Thursday, April 11, 1918 - Corner Warren Road  and Clarendon Ave looking east in South HillCorner Warren Road and Clarendon Ave looking east
103 years ago - Thursday, April 11, 1918 - South Hill
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Thursday, April 11, 1918 - Corner Warren and Clarendon looking south in South HillCorner Warren and Clarendon looking south
103 years ago - Thursday, April 11, 1918 - South Hill
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, April 11, 1935 - Proposed open shelter addition to lavatory bldg., Sunnybrook Park for the Parks Dept. in Sunnybrook ParkProposed open shelter addition to lavatory bldg., Sunnybrook Park for the Parks Dept.
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings )
86 years ago - Thursday, April 11, 1935 - Sunnybrook Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 10 images permanent link to this day
1924 Historic photo from Thursday, April 10, 1924 - 149 Ronan Avenue at Roslin Avenue in Wanless Park149 Ronan Avenue at Roslin Avenue
97 years ago - Thursday, April 10, 1924 - Wanless Park
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 9 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Life drawing class, Ontario School of Art, The Grange in Art Gallery of OntarioLife drawing class, Ontario School of Art, The Grange
110 years ago - Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Life drawing class, Ontario School of Art, The Grange Behind the easel is the artist George Reid in Art Gallery of OntarioLife drawing class, Ontario School of Art, The Grange Behind the easel is the artist George Reid
110 years ago - Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Sketching during life drawing class, Ontario School of Arts, The Grange in Art Gallery of OntarioSketching during life drawing class, Ontario School of Arts, The Grange
110 years ago - Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 9, 1935 - Bathurst St, north, from Queen, before re-arrangement of poles in Trinity BellwoodsBathurst St, north, from Queen, before re-arrangement of poles
86 years ago - Tuesday, April 9, 1935 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Thursday, April 9, 1936 - 717 Ossington Avenue - boy with attitude in Bickford Park717 Ossington Avenue - boy with attitude
85 years ago - Thursday, April 9, 1936 - Bickford Park
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)