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 Bickford Park 74 years ago ( in 1945 ).

November 12 images permanent link to this day
1903 Historic photo from Thursday, November 12, 1903 - Laying bricks by hand on King Street opposite Wilson Park Road in King Street WestLaying bricks by hand on King Street opposite Wilson Park Road
116 years ago - Thursday, November 12, 1903 - King Street West
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1903 Historic photo from Thursday, November 12, 1903 - Road work on King Street at Cowan Ave in ParkdaleRoad work on King Street at Cowan Ave
116 years ago - Thursday, November 12, 1903 - Parkdale
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1903 Historic photo from Thursday, November 12, 1903 - Paving King Street west of Beaty in King Street WestPaving King Street west of Beaty
116 years ago - Thursday, November 12, 1903 - King Street West
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 12, 1918 - Ground floor mill showing machinery for driving millstones and rolls in Distillery DistrictGround floor mill showing machinery for driving millstones and rolls
101 years ago - Tuesday, November 12, 1918 - Distillery District
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 12, 1918 - Groundfloor mill, showing machinery for driving millstones and rools in Distillery DistrictGroundfloor mill, showing machinery for driving millstones and rools
101 years ago - Tuesday, November 12, 1918 - Distillery District
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 11 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - Walmer Road north from Davenport Road (Casa Loma stables in background) in Casa LomaWalmer Road north from Davenport Road (Casa Loma stables in background)
(Categorized under: Casa Loma )
106 years ago - Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - Buildings on the west side University Avenue opposite Armouries in University AvenueBuildings on the west side University Avenue opposite Armouries
106 years ago - Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - University Avenue
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - West side University Avenue opposite Armouries in University AvenueWest side University Avenue opposite Armouries
106 years ago - Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - University Avenue
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Only one car seen on day of Armistice by photographer - streetcar on Spadina Crescent in University of Toronto (U of T)Only one car seen on day of Armistice by photographer - streetcar on Spadina Crescent
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - WWI Armistice Day - crowds outside Star Building at 18 King Street West in DowntownWWI Armistice Day - crowds outside Star Building at 18 King Street West
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - WWI Armistice Day crowds, Queen and Yonge streets in DowntownWWI Armistice Day crowds, Queen and Yonge streets
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Kids celebrating WWI Armistice Day, Bay and King streets in DowntownKids celebrating WWI Armistice Day, Bay and King streets
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Celebrating Armistice Day in DowntownCelebrating Armistice Day
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Crowds celebrating Armistice Day, Yonge and Queen streets in DowntownCrowds celebrating Armistice Day, Yonge and Queen streets
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day, Terauley and Queen streets in DowntownArmistice Day, Terauley and Queen streets
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Tank crushes car in Armistice Day parade on University Ave in University AvenueTank crushes car in Armistice Day parade on University Ave
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - University Avenue
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - In Flanders Field - parade float  - Victory Loan Parade, November 11th, 1918 in Distillery DistrictIn Flanders Field - parade float - Victory Loan Parade, November 11th, 1918
101 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Distillery District
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 11, 1924 - Flowers outside City Hall for Remembrance Day in City HallFlowers outside City Hall for Remembrance Day
95 years ago - Tuesday, November 11, 1924 - City Hall
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 11, 1924 - Armistice Day, Hart House, Hon Geo. S. Henry, laying wreath in University of Toronto (U of T)Armistice Day, Hart House, Hon Geo. S. Henry, laying wreath
95 years ago - Tuesday, November 11, 1924 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 11, 1925 - Cenotaph, City Hall - decorated with wreaths, Remembrance Day, view from south in City HallCenotaph, City Hall - decorated with wreaths, Remembrance Day, view from south
94 years ago - Wednesday, November 11, 1925 - City Hall
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 10 images permanent link to this day
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 10, 1915 - Carlton St. west from Sherbourne St. with Allan Garden to the left in Garden DistrictCarlton St. west from Sherbourne St. with Allan Garden to the left
104 years ago - Wednesday, November 10, 1915 - Garden District
Max temp: 8.3°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 9 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Thursday, November 9, 1911 - Spadina fill - construction of civic car line east of Bathurst in Forest HillSpadina fill - construction of civic car line east of Bathurst
108 years ago - Thursday, November 9, 1911 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, November 9, 1912 - General view  of Riverdale Park east side of Don river and playing field in Riverdale parkGeneral view of Riverdale Park east side of Don river and playing field
107 years ago - Saturday, November 9, 1912 - Riverdale park
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Friday, November 9, 1917 - Condemned Houses - Southeast corner of Eastern Avenue and Trinity Street in Distillery DistrictCondemned Houses - Southeast corner of Eastern Avenue and Trinity Street
102 years ago - Friday, November 9, 1917 - Distillery District
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)