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 83 years ago ( in 1931 ).

November 25 images permanent link to this day
1920 Historic photo from Thursday, November 25, 1920 - Bedford Park Hotel at 3296 Yonge Street south of Fairlawn in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel at 3296 Yonge Street south of Fairlawn
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
94 years ago - Bedford Park - Thursday, November 25, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, November 25, 1921 - Ellis Estate gates on Yonge Street at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkEllis Estate gates on Yonge Street at Bedford Park
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
93 years ago - Bedford Park - Friday, November 25, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, November 25, 1921 - John E. Atkinson flour and feed and hardware at 3160 Yonge Street - stop 24 in Bedford ParkJohn E. Atkinson flour and feed and hardware at 3160 Yonge Street - stop 24
93 years ago - Bedford Park - Friday, November 25, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, November 25, 1921 - J Atkinsons Groceries  3162-3164 Yonge Street, south west corner at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkJ Atkinsons Groceries 3162-3164 Yonge Street, south west corner at Bedford Park
93 years ago - Bedford Park - Friday, November 25, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 24 images permanent link to this day
1956 Historic photo from Saturday, November 24, 1956 - Royal York Hotel hosts 1956 Grey Cup crowds in Toronto in Financial DistrictRoyal York Hotel hosts 1956 Grey Cup crowds in Toronto
(Categorized under: Hotels )
58 years ago - Financial District - Saturday, November 24, 1956
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 23 images permanent link to this day
1957 Historic photo from Saturday, November 23, 1957 - Aftermath of fire at the Wesley Methodist United Church - Dundas and Ossington in Dufferin GroveAftermath of fire at the Wesley Methodist United Church - Dundas and Ossington
57 years ago - Dufferin Grove - Saturday, November 23, 1957
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1997 Historic photo from Sunday, November 23, 1997 - Gothic Cottage at 756 Markham St in Seaton VillageGothic Cottage at 756 Markham St
17 years ago - Seaton Village - Sunday, November 23, 1997
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
November 22 images permanent link to this day
1862 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 22, 1862 - Rossin House fire - watercolour from the Canadian illustrated news, Hamilton, v.1, no. 2 in Financial DistrictRossin House fire - watercolour from the Canadian illustrated news, Hamilton, v.1, no. 2
(Categorized under: Rossin House Hotel )
152 years ago - Financial District - Wednesday, November 22, 1862
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 22, 1911 - Second Mashquoteh? (1890s to 1956) St. Clair Avenue widening - trees, east of Avenue Road in Deer ParkSecond Mashquoteh? (1890s to 1956) St. Clair Avenue widening - trees, east of Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Mashquoteh )
103 years ago - Deer Park - Wednesday, November 22, 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Saturday, November 22, 1913 - Harbord Street bridge at Bickford Park Ravine in Bickford ParkHarbord Street bridge at Bickford Park Ravine
101 years ago - Bickford Park - Saturday, November 22, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 22, 1916 - Casa Loma stone fence along the north side of Davenport Road east from Walmer Road in Casa LomaCasa Loma stone fence along the north side of Davenport Road east from Walmer Road
(Categorized under: Casa Loma )
98 years ago - Casa Loma - Wednesday, November 22, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Cumming Bros. Auto Accessories shop at 2486 Yonge Street in North TorontoCumming Bros. Auto Accessories shop at 2486 Yonge Street
93 years ago - North Toronto - Tuesday, November 22, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Capitol Theatre - 2492 Yonge Street - showing movies from mid-1930s to 1998 in North TorontoCapitol Theatre - 2492 Yonge Street - showing movies from mid-1930s to 1998
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
93 years ago - North Toronto - Tuesday, November 22, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - House on the northwest corner of Yonge Street at Craighurst Avenue in Lytton ParkHouse on the northwest corner of Yonge Street at Craighurst Avenue
93 years ago - Lytton Park - Tuesday, November 22, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Oulcotts Hotel converted to Postal Station K, No. 2388 Yonge Street, formerly  in North TorontoOulcotts Hotel converted to Postal Station K, No. 2388 Yonge Street, formerly
(Categorized under: Hotels )
93 years ago - North Toronto - Tuesday, November 22, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Bank of Montreal building at 2444 Yonge Street, at Roselawn Avenue in North TorontoBank of Montreal building at 2444 Yonge Street, at Roselawn Avenue
93 years ago - North Toronto - Tuesday, November 22, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, November 22, 1924 - Spadina and Dundas, showing loading, without safety boulevard in Chinatown (Spadina Ave)Spadina and Dundas, showing loading, without safety boulevard
90 years ago - Chinatown (Spadina Ave) - Saturday, November 22, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, November 22, 1934 - New Armouries on Fleet Street in Fort YorkNew Armouries on Fleet Street
80 years ago - Fort York - Thursday, November 22, 1934
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
November 21 images permanent link to this day
1900 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 21, 1900 - New Market west side of Jarvis Street in St. Lawrence MarketNew Market west side of Jarvis Street
114 years ago - St. Lawrence Market - Wednesday, November 21, 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, November 21, 1913 - Interior of the Toronto high level pumping station in the Annex in Republic of RathnellyInterior of the Toronto high level pumping station in the Annex
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
101 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Friday, November 21, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, November 21, 1914 - Rosedale Hotel NE corner of Yonge Street and Shaftensbury Avenue, in RosedaleRosedale Hotel NE corner of Yonge Street and Shaftensbury Avenue,
(Categorized under: Hotels )
100 years ago - Rosedale - Saturday, November 21, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, November 21, 1914 - Exterior of the High level pumping station under construction in Republic of RathnellyExterior of the High level pumping station under construction
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
100 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Saturday, November 21, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Thursday, November 21, 1918 - View of the plant from the west, showing the butyl tank, capacity 1.4 million gallons; boiler house, with distillery and mill in the distance in Distillery DistrictView of the plant from the west, showing the butyl tank, capacity 1.4 million gallons; boiler house, with distillery and mill in the distance
96 years ago - Distillery District - Thursday, November 21, 1918
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Monday, November 21, 1921 - Metropolitan Railway Building at Belt Line on Yonge Street in Mount Pleasant CemeteryMetropolitan Railway Building at Belt Line on Yonge Street
93 years ago - Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Monday, November 21, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)