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 Garden District 111 years ago ( in 1903 ).

November 1 images permanent link to this day
1899 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 1, 1899 - Old cedar block pavement Brunswick Avenue north of Harbord Street in Harbord VillageOld cedar block pavement Brunswick Avenue north of Harbord Street
115 years ago - Harbord Village - Wednesday, November 1, 1899
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Monday, November 1, 1915 - John Ellis and his housekeeper Mrs Fannie Griffiths Clayton, with telescope by his house "Herne Hill" in SwanseaJohn Ellis and his housekeeper Mrs Fannie Griffiths Clayton, with telescope by his house "Herne Hill"
(Categorized under: Herne hill )
99 years ago - Swansea - Monday, November 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1916 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 1, 1916 - Slum housing - 263-269 Church Street in Garden DistrictSlum housing - 263-269 Church Street
98 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, November 1, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Friday, November 1, 1946 - First NBA game - NY Knicks vs Toronto Huskies in Maple Leaf Gardens in Church-Wellesley VillageFirst NBA game - NY Knicks vs Toronto Huskies in Maple Leaf Gardens
68 years ago - Church-Wellesley Village - Friday, November 1, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location
1952 Historic photo from Saturday, November 1, 1952 - Bedford Park Hotel, Tulip Ice Cream, John A Kelly Real Estate & Hing Bros Laundry in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel, Tulip Ice Cream, John A Kelly Real Estate & Hing Bros Laundry
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
62 years ago - Bedford Park - Saturday, November 1, 1952
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1998 Historic photo from Sunday, November 1, 1998 - Julies Snack Bar - 202 Dovercourt Rd - November 1, 1998 in Beaconsfield VillageJulies Snack Bar - 202 Dovercourt Rd - November 1, 1998
16 years ago - Beaconsfield Village - Sunday, November 1, 1998
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
October 31 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, October 31, 1914 - Building the rounded windows of the High level pumpng station in Republic of RathnellyBuilding the rounded windows of the High level pumpng station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
100 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Saturday, October 31, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Friday, October 31, 1919 - Eye Exam St. Helens Separate School, corner College St and Brock Ave in Brockton VillageEye Exam St. Helens Separate School, corner College St and Brock Ave
95 years ago - Brockton Village - Friday, October 31, 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Friday, October 31, 1947 - Parkdale Theatre - marquee and sign on exterior - 1605 Queen Street W in ParkdaleParkdale Theatre - marquee and sign on exterior - 1605 Queen Street W
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Parkdale - Friday, October 31, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Friday, October 31, 1947 - Parkdale Theatre - Concession stand in ParkdaleParkdale Theatre - Concession stand
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Parkdale - Friday, October 31, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Friday, October 31, 1947 - Parkdale Theatre - auditorium, facing screen - opened 1924, closed 1970 in ParkdaleParkdale Theatre - auditorium, facing screen - opened 1924, closed 1970
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
67 years ago - Parkdale - Friday, October 31, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
October 30 images permanent link to this day
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 30, 1901 - Concrete gutter northwest corner of Sussex Avenue and Brunswick Avenue outside store in Harbord VillageConcrete gutter northwest corner of Sussex Avenue and Brunswick Avenue outside store
113 years ago - Harbord Village - Wednesday, October 30, 1901
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, October 30, 1914 - Chestnut Park Road and Roxborough Street in RosedaleChestnut Park Road and Roxborough Street
100 years ago - Rosedale - Friday, October 30, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Monday, October 30, 1916 - Waiting to cross the street at Wilton and Jarvis in Garden DistrictWaiting to cross the street at Wilton and Jarvis
98 years ago - Garden District - Monday, October 30, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Thursday, October 30, 1924 - St Clair Ave bridge, east approach, looking west in Moore ParkSt Clair Ave bridge, east approach, looking west
90 years ago - Moore Park - Thursday, October 30, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 30, 1934 - Rear of Service Station Dundas Street south side opposite Sterling Road in The JunctionRear of Service Station Dundas Street south side opposite Sterling Road
80 years ago - The Junction - Tuesday, October 30, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 28 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, October 28, 1915 - Two men posing next to machinery in the High Level Pumping Station in Republic of RathnellyTwo men posing next to machinery in the High Level Pumping Station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
99 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Thursday, October 28, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Saturday, October 28, 1916 - Wilton (now Dundas) and Jarvis north west corner in Garden DistrictWilton (now Dundas) and Jarvis north west corner
98 years ago - Garden District - Saturday, October 28, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, October 28, 1922 - Melba Theatre on Queen East at Ashdale Ave in LeslievilleMelba Theatre on Queen East at Ashdale Ave
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
92 years ago - Leslieville - Saturday, October 28, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1962 Historic photo from Sunday, October 28, 1962 - Parliament Theatre (on left) next to 305-307 Parliament Street in Regent ParkParliament Theatre (on left) next to 305-307 Parliament Street
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
52 years ago - Regent Park - Sunday, October 28, 1962
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 27 images permanent link to this day
1934 Historic photo from Saturday, October 27, 1934 - Fairbanks scale in the Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodFairbanks scale in the Symes Road incinerator
80 years ago - Harwood - Saturday, October 27, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre - view of screen from balcony - 735 Queen Street E in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre - view of screen from balcony - 735 Queen Street E
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
67 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre foyer - now The Opera House (was also informally known as the Acropolis) in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre foyer - now The Opera House (was also informally known as the Acropolis)
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
67 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre concession stand - In 1962 it became the Dundas, and in 1965, Cinema Ellas in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre concession stand - In 1962 it became the Dundas, and in 1965, Cinema Ellas
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
67 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)