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 Toronto Island 91 years ago ( in 1929 ).

July 1 images permanent link to this day
1910 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1910 - Crowd watching lacrosse game, Scarborough Beach Park in The BeachesCrowd watching lacrosse game, Scarborough Beach Park
110 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1910 - The Beaches
Max temp: 33.9°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, July 1, 1911 - Admiral (launch); looking n.w. to north lighthouse on e. side of Eastern Gap in Toronto IslandAdmiral (launch); looking n.w. to north lighthouse on e. side of Eastern Gap
109 years ago - Saturday, July 1, 1911 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 36.7°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 1, 1913 - Danforth and Guest Avenue in 1913 in The DanforthDanforth and Guest Avenue in 1913
107 years ago - Tuesday, July 1, 1913 - The Danforth
Max temp: 35.0°C - Min temp: 22.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1920 Historic photo from Thursday, July 1, 1920 - Jolly Miller - Birrels Hotel on the south (left) side of Yonge Street, south of York Mills in Hoggs HollowJolly Miller - Birrels Hotel on the south (left) side of Yonge Street, south of York Mills
(Categorized under: Hotels )
100 years ago - Thursday, July 1, 1920 - Hoggs Hollow
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location ( From GetStock)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1921 - Lawn tennis at Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GroveLawn tennis at Dufferin Grove Park
99 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1921 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1921 - Summer picnics in Rosedale Park in RosedaleSummer picnics in Rosedale Park
99 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1921 - Rosedale
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1927 - No. 5 steamer in Centennial Parade, Bloor Street West at Bellair Street in YorkvilleNo. 5 steamer in Centennial Parade, Bloor Street West at Bellair Street
93 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1927 - Yorkville
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 20.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1927 - No. 3 hose and chemical wagon in Centennial Parade, Bloor Street West seen from Bellair Street in YorkvilleNo. 3 hose and chemical wagon in Centennial Parade, Bloor Street West seen from Bellair Street
93 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1927 - Yorkville
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 20.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1927 - No. 8 hose wagon in Centennial Parade, Bloor Street West seen from Bellair Street in YorkvilleNo. 8 hose wagon in Centennial Parade, Bloor Street West seen from Bellair Street
93 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1927 - Yorkville
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 20.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Saturday, July 1, 1933 - Bathing beach, foot of Cherry Street, T.T.C. bus service in Cherry BeachBathing beach, foot of Cherry Street, T.T.C. bus service
87 years ago - Saturday, July 1, 1933 - Cherry Beach
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Sunday, July 1, 1951 - Eglington Avenue east in Eglington and BayviewEglington Avenue east
69 years ago - Sunday, July 1, 1951 - Eglington and Bayview
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 1, 1953 - Wellesley Public School, Bay St., n.e. corner Wellesley St.; looking n.e. in YorkvilleWellesley Public School, Bay St., n.e. corner Wellesley St.; looking n.e.
67 years ago - Wednesday, July 1, 1953 - Yorkville
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1970 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 1, 1970 - Sutton Place hotel - driveway and entrance - Bay and Wellesley - opened 1967 in YorkvilleSutton Place hotel - driveway and entrance - Bay and Wellesley - opened 1967
(Categorized under: Hotels )
50 years ago - Wednesday, July 1, 1970 - Yorkville
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1975 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 1, 1975 - Old Postal Station F building (built 1906) designed by Curry Samuel in Church-Wellesley VillageOld Postal Station F building (built 1906) designed by Curry Samuel
45 years ago - Tuesday, July 1, 1975 - Church-Wellesley Village
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1975 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 1, 1975 - Yonge and Charles Street - Photomat booth and Cinecity (was Postal Station F) in Church-Wellesley VillageYonge and Charles Street - Photomat booth and Cinecity (was Postal Station F)
45 years ago - Tuesday, July 1, 1975 - Church-Wellesley Village
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 30 images permanent link to this day
1930 Historic photo from Monday, June 30, 1930 - Burning of S.S. Clark Brothers, at Sunnyside for entertainment in Sunnyside ParkBurning of S.S. Clark Brothers, at Sunnyside for entertainment
90 years ago - Monday, June 30, 1930 - Sunnyside Park
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 29 images permanent link to this day
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 29, 1927 - Demolition of Old Union Station in Financial DistrictDemolition of Old Union Station
93 years ago - Wednesday, June 29, 1927 - Financial District
Max temp: 34.4°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, June 29, 1934 - Old streetcars and buses in the Sherbourne St Garage in St. LawrenceOld streetcars and buses in the Sherbourne St Garage
86 years ago - Friday, June 29, 1934 - St. Lawrence
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 28 images permanent link to this day
1932 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 28, 1932 - Montgomery Avenue Police Station under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Avenue Police Station under construction
88 years ago - Tuesday, June 28, 1932 - North Toronto
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Sherwood Park, old North Toronto Pumping Station in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park, old North Toronto Pumping Station
86 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Yonge St, north, from Eglinton, 9:45 a.m in North TorontoYonge St, north, from Eglinton, 9:45 a.m
86 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Close up of plaque over the door of the old West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station - Toronto Junction Water Works 1888 in SwanseaClose up of plaque over the door of the old West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station - Toronto Junction Water Works 1888
86 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Swansea
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Old West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station, Ellis Avenue in SwanseaOld West Toronto Waterworks Pumping Station, Ellis Avenue
86 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Swansea
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 26 images permanent link to this day
1909 Historic photo from Saturday, June 26, 1909 - Cottage by Spadina House - Spadina Road, near Ardwold Gate in Casa LomaCottage by Spadina House - Spadina Road, near Ardwold Gate
(Categorized under: Spadina house )
111 years ago - Saturday, June 26, 1909 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)