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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Next update:

The next update will be available tomorrow, including Forest Hill 76 years ago ( in 1938 ).

April 19 images permanent link to this day
1904 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1904 - The Great Fire of 1904 : City of Toronto Archives in Great Toronto fire of 1904The Great Fire of 1904 : City of Toronto Archives
110 years ago - Great Toronto fire of 1904 - Tuesday, April 19, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location
1904 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1904 - Silent video footage of  the 1904 Toronto fire in Great Toronto fire of 1904Silent video footage of the 1904 Toronto fire
110 years ago - Great Toronto fire of 1904 - Tuesday, April 19, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location
1904 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1904 - Ontario Government Archives entry for the Toronto 1904 fire in Great Toronto fire of 1904Ontario Government Archives entry for the Toronto 1904 fire
110 years ago - Great Toronto fire of 1904 - Tuesday, April 19, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location
1904 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1904 - Where the Great Toronto fire of 1904 started. in Great Toronto fire of 1904Where the Great Toronto fire of 1904 started.
110 years ago - Great Toronto fire of 1904 - Tuesday, April 19, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location
1915 Historic photo from Monday, April 19, 1915 - Yonge Street bridge in Mount Pleasant Cemetery Hollow in Mount Pleasant CemeteryYonge Street bridge in Mount Pleasant Cemetery Hollow
99 years ago - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Monday, April 19, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, April 19, 1924 - Old Trinity College, tower, Hoskin Ave. in University of Toronto (U of T)Old Trinity College, tower, Hoskin Ave.
90 years ago - University of Toronto (U of T) - Saturday, April 19, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1927 - Pape Ave, east side, looking north, at Lipton where the subway station is now in The DanforthPape Ave, east side, looking north, at Lipton where the subway station is now
87 years ago - The Danforth - Tuesday, April 19, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1927 - 735 & 737 Pape Ave, corner of Lipton, looking east at H.Smith Tailor and J. Murphy in The Danforth735 & 737 Pape Ave, corner of Lipton, looking east at H.Smith Tailor and J. Murphy
87 years ago - The Danforth - Tuesday, April 19, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1927 - Pape Ave and Lipton, looking north-east in The DanforthPape Ave and Lipton, looking north-east
87 years ago - The Danforth - Tuesday, April 19, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 19, 1927 - Pape Ave and Gertrude, south-east corner, looking east in The DanforthPape Ave and Gertrude, south-east corner, looking east
87 years ago - The Danforth - Tuesday, April 19, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 18 images permanent link to this day
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 18, 1916 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery bridge and waterfalls in Mount Pleasant CemeteryMount Pleasant Cemetery bridge and waterfalls
98 years ago - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Tuesday, April 18, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1923 - Dundas and George, looking east in Garden DistrictDundas and George, looking east
91 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, April 18, 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1928 - Grange Cottage in Art Gallery of OntarioGrange Cottage
86 years ago - Art Gallery of Ontario - Wednesday, April 18, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1934 - Machinery and curved bricks at the Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodMachinery and curved bricks at the Symes Road incinerator
80 years ago - Harwood - Wednesday, April 18, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 18, 1934 - Brick ceiling and arches - Symes Road incinerator in HarwoodBrick ceiling and arches - Symes Road incinerator
80 years ago - Harwood - Wednesday, April 18, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 18, 1950 - Portuguese Melody Theatre playbill - 344 College Street in Harbord VillagePortuguese Melody Theatre playbill - 344 College Street
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
64 years ago - Harbord Village - Tuesday, April 18, 1950
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Upper Canada College during demolition  (opened 1891), in Forest HillUpper Canada College during demolition (opened 1891),
56 years ago - Forest Hill - Friday, April 18, 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Demolition of the 1891 Upper Canada College building in  Forest Hill - poor renovations, near collapse in Forest HillDemolition of the 1891 Upper Canada College building in Forest Hill - poor renovations, near collapse
(Categorized under: Upper Canada College )
56 years ago - Forest Hill - Friday, April 18, 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Centre block and bell tower of 1891 Upper Canada College building during demolition in Forest HillCentre block and bell tower of 1891 Upper Canada College building during demolition
(Categorized under: Upper Canada College )
56 years ago - Forest Hill - Friday, April 18, 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
April 17 images permanent link to this day
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 17, 1928 - Building the Vermont Square shelter in Seaton VillageBuilding the Vermont Square shelter
86 years ago - Seaton Village - Tuesday, April 17, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 17, 1935 - Toronto Transportation Commission ferry T.J. Clark in HarbourfrontToronto Transportation Commission ferry T.J. Clark
79 years ago - Harbourfront - Wednesday, April 17, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1988 Historic photo from Sunday, April 17, 1988 - 377 Sackville St - Built in 1876, Bryce & Hagon, Builders. A City of Toronto Heritage structure. in Cabbagetown377 Sackville St - Built in 1876, Bryce & Hagon, Builders. A City of Toronto Heritage structure.
26 years ago - Cabbagetown - Sunday, April 17, 1988
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
April 16 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 16, 1935 - King Street West, looking west to Wilson Avenue in King Street WestKing Street West, looking west to Wilson Avenue
79 years ago - King Street West - Tuesday, April 16, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
April 15 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, April 15, 1911 - All Saints Church at Wilton East of Sherbourne - track construction in Cabbagetown SouthAll Saints Church at Wilton East of Sherbourne - track construction
103 years ago - Cabbagetown South - Saturday, April 15, 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)