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 Beaconsfield Village 102 years ago ( in 1912 ).

December 18 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 18, 1912 - Rosedale Ravine - Rosedale Valley road : first ravine in RosedaleRosedale Ravine - Rosedale Valley road : first ravine
102 years ago - Rosedale - Wednesday, December 18, 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 18, 1912 - Rosedale Ravine : general view of ravine in RosedaleRosedale Ravine : general view of ravine
102 years ago - Rosedale - Wednesday, December 18, 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 16 images permanent link to this day
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 16, 1924 - St. Clair Avenue - Avoca Avenue bridge - demolition of old bridge in Moore ParkSt. Clair Avenue - Avoca Avenue bridge - demolition of old bridge
90 years ago - Moore Park - Tuesday, December 16, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 15 images permanent link to this day
2008 Historic photo from Monday, December 15, 2008 - James Cooper Mansion Moving onto Transfer Slab - time lapse in Upper JarvisJames Cooper Mansion Moving onto Transfer Slab - time lapse
(Categorized under: James cooper mansion )
6 years ago - Upper Jarvis - Monday, December 15, 2008
Link to archive record - Map location
December 14 images permanent link to this day
1923 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1923 - St. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave. in Dufferin GroveSt. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave.
91 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Friday, December 14, 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 14, 1926 - Queen St E and Canadian National Railway grade separation, looking east in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen St E and Canadian National Railway grade separation, looking east
88 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Tuesday, December 14, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1928 - Ho Look Laundry 17-27 Mutual Street, looking south-east in Garden DistrictHo Look Laundry 17-27 Mutual Street, looking south-east
86 years ago - Garden District - Friday, December 14, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 13 images permanent link to this day
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, December 13, 1934 - Proposed lavatory building, Clarke Beach Park for the Parks Department in Cherry BeachProposed lavatory building, Clarke Beach Park for the Parks Department
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings )
80 years ago - Cherry Beach - Thursday, December 13, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Friday, December 13, 1946 - C.N.R. train wreck, near Chaplin Crescent & Russell Hill Rd. along the Beltline in Forest HillC.N.R. train wreck, near Chaplin Crescent & Russell Hill Rd. along the Beltline
68 years ago - Forest Hill - Friday, December 13, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
December 12 images permanent link to this day
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, December 12, 1935 - Dump north side of St. Clair east of Bathurst in Forest HillDump north side of St. Clair east of Bathurst
79 years ago - Forest Hill - Thursday, December 12, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 12, 1950 - Sign for Canada's First Subway, Shuter Street, east of Yonge in DowntownSign for Canada's First Subway, Shuter Street, east of Yonge
64 years ago - Downtown - Tuesday, December 12, 1950
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 11 images permanent link to this day
1942 Historic photo from Friday, December 11, 1942 - No centre piece in the Dufferin Gates, Exhibition Park C. N. E. in Ontario PlaceNo centre piece in the Dufferin Gates, Exhibition Park C. N. E.
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
72 years ago - Ontario Place - Friday, December 11, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, December 11, 1944 - Playing Street hockey on Bay Street south of Old City Hall after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours) in DowntownPlaying Street hockey on Bay Street south of Old City Hall after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours)
70 years ago - Downtown - Monday, December 11, 1944
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, December 11, 1944 - Eatons College Street store - just one story - after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours) in DowntownEatons College Street store - just one story - after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours)
70 years ago - Downtown - Monday, December 11, 1944
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 10 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 10, 1912 - Water at the foot of Church Street - now the Esplanade in St. Lawrence MarketWater at the foot of Church Street - now the Esplanade
102 years ago - St. Lawrence Market - Tuesday, December 10, 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 10, 1929 - Stable at the rear of 215 Margueretta Street  in Brockton VillageStable at the rear of 215 Margueretta Street
85 years ago - Brockton Village - Tuesday, December 10, 1929
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 9 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - 274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina in The Annex274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina
92 years ago - The Annex - Saturday, December 9, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - River and hills north of Sherwood Park in Sherwood ParkRiver and hills north of Sherwood Park
92 years ago - Sherwood Park - Saturday, December 9, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Friday, December 9, 1932 - New Street at Campbell Milling Company in The JunctionNew Street at Campbell Milling Company
82 years ago - The Junction - Friday, December 9, 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 8 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 8, 1920 - 59-61 Grenville Street - Terauley Street Extension in Queens Park59-61 Grenville Street - Terauley Street Extension
94 years ago - Queens Park - Wednesday, December 8, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Case #4109, M.B. Jones, city limit, collision, auto and north Yonge car. in Teddington ParkCase #4109, M.B. Jones, city limit, collision, auto and north Yonge car.
82 years ago - Teddington Park - Thursday, December 8, 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, December 8, 1932 - Stacks partially built - Symes Road Incinerator in HarwoodStacks partially built - Symes Road Incinerator
82 years ago - Harwood - Thursday, December 8, 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
December 7 images permanent link to this day
1837 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 7, 1837 - Montgomerys Tavern in Yonge and EglintonMontgomerys Tavern
177 years ago - Yonge and Eglinton - Wednesday, December 7, 1837
Link to archive record - Map location
1954 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 7, 1954 - St. Georges Anglican Church On-The Hill - 4600 Dundas St. W.- dedicated Oct 17, 1847 in Chestnut HillsSt. Georges Anglican Church On-The Hill - 4600 Dundas St. W.- dedicated Oct 17, 1847
60 years ago - Chestnut Hills - Tuesday, December 7, 1954
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)