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 Cliffside 91 years ago ( in 1924 ).

July 4 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Gerrard Street Methodist Church, northeast corner of River and Gerrard streets in RiverdaleGerrard Street Methodist Church, northeast corner of River and Gerrard streets
93 years ago - Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Riverdale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Row houses and White Bros Clothing on Payments sign - southeast corner of Gerrard and Blackburn Streets in Riverside-South RiverdaleRow houses and White Bros Clothing on Payments sign - southeast corner of Gerrard and Blackburn Streets
93 years ago - Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Ads for Macdonalds Brier and Cigarettes - southwest corner of Munro and Gerrard Streets in Riverside-South RiverdaleAds for Macdonalds Brier and Cigarettes - southwest corner of Munro and Gerrard Streets
93 years ago - Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 4, 1934 - Mace Ceremony, Fort York, with Tip Top building in distance in Fort YorkMace Ceremony, Fort York, with Tip Top building in distance
81 years ago - Wednesday, July 4, 1934 - Fort York
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1954 Historic photo from Sunday, July 4, 1954 - Eastbourne House hotel with separate entrances for men and woman - built by George Coleman - hamlet of Coleman Corners in The DanforthEastbourne House hotel with separate entrances for men and woman - built by George Coleman - hamlet of Coleman Corners
(Categorized under: Hotels )
61 years ago - Sunday, July 4, 1954 - The Danforth
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
July 3 images permanent link to this day
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 3, 1929 - Sightseeing launch, Miss York, Island Park lagoon in Toronto IslandSightseeing launch, Miss York, Island Park lagoon
86 years ago - Wednesday, July 3, 1929 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, July 3, 1955 - James Muirhead house and farm, Park Lane Circle, near The Bridle Path? in Bridle PathJames Muirhead house and farm, Park Lane Circle, near The Bridle Path?
60 years ago - Sunday, July 3, 1955 - Bridle Path
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, July 3, 1955 - Farm buildings at Jame Muirhead house, Park Lane Circle, near The Bridle Path? in Bridle PathFarm buildings at Jame Muirhead house, Park Lane Circle, near The Bridle Path?
60 years ago - Sunday, July 3, 1955 - Bridle Path
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, July 3, 1955 - A bridge in Edwards Gardens, Originally Rupert Edwards Springbrook Farm in Edward GardensA bridge in Edwards Gardens, Originally Rupert Edwards Springbrook Farm
60 years ago - Sunday, July 3, 1955 - Edward Gardens
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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
105 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1910 - The Beaches
Max temp: 33.9°C - Min temp: 18.3°C
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
104 years ago - Saturday, July 1, 1911 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 36.7°C - Min temp: 15.6°C
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
102 years ago - Tuesday, July 1, 1913 - The Danforth
Max temp: 35.0°C - Min temp: 22.8°C
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 )
95 years ago - Thursday, July 1, 1920 - Hoggs Hollow
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C
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
94 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1921 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
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
94 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1921 - Rosedale
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
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
88 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1927 - Yorkville
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 20.0°C
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
88 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1927 - Yorkville
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 20.0°C
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
88 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1927 - Yorkville
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 20.0°C
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
82 years ago - Saturday, July 1, 1933 - Cherry Beach
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
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
64 years ago - Sunday, July 1, 1951 - Eglington and Bayview
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 15.6°C
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.
62 years ago - Wednesday, July 1, 1953 - Yorkville
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 19.4°C
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 )
45 years ago - Wednesday, July 1, 1970 - Yorkville
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 17.2°C
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
40 years ago - Tuesday, July 1, 1975 - Church-Wellesley Village
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
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)
40 years ago - Tuesday, July 1, 1975 - Church-Wellesley Village
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 18.9°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)