Historic Toronto photos from May 12

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.

If you'd like to see photos from today, you can always load this page without parameters to see the last few days worth of photos.

You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

 
 

1917 Historic photo from Saturday, May 12, 1917 - Site of garage at Wilton Ave. east of Don with the Don Jail in the background in Riverside-South RiverdaleSite of garage at Wilton Ave. east of Don with the Don Jail in the background
100 years ago - Saturday, May 12, 1917 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Monday, May 12, 1919 - Lake Ontario shoreline west from Munro Park Ave. -  Erosion of the lakeshore in The BeachesLake Ontario shoreline west from Munro Park Ave. - Erosion of the lakeshore
98 years ago - Monday, May 12, 1919 - The Beaches
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, May 12, 1922 - Riverdale Zoo Park - waterfowl in the lower pond in Riverdale parkRiverdale Zoo Park - waterfowl in the lower pond
95 years ago - Friday, May 12, 1922 - Riverdale park
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 12, 1925 - Rossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) with buses out front in Financial DistrictRossin House (then the Prince George Hotel) with buses out front
(Categorized under: Rossin House Hotel )
92 years ago - Tuesday, May 12, 1925 - Financial District
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, May 12, 1930 - Magistrate Cohen funeral with honorary pallbearers - outside Holy Blossom Synagogue (1897-1937) in RyersonMagistrate Cohen funeral with honorary pallbearers - outside Holy Blossom Synagogue (1897-1937)
87 years ago - Monday, May 12, 1930 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 12, 1953 - Dr. A.E.Clarke and convertible at 627 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisDr. A.E.Clarke and convertible at 627 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Tuesday, May 12, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 12, 1953 - 623 Sherbourne Street in Upper Jarvis623 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Tuesday, May 12, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 12, 1953 - Trees at 603 Sherbourne Street in Upper JarvisTrees at 603 Sherbourne Street
64 years ago - Tuesday, May 12, 1953 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Thursday, May 12, 1955 - Waterworks, Poplar Plains Road, e. side, betw. Macpherson Ave. & Cottingham St.; looking n. at eastern end in Republic of RathnellyWaterworks, Poplar Plains Road, e. side, betw. Macpherson Ave. & Cottingham St.; looking n. at eastern end
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
62 years ago - Thursday, May 12, 1955 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1957 Historic photo from Sunday, May 12, 1957 - Algonquin Tavern on Yonge St. south of Cummer - also know as The A (demolished 1986) in North YorkAlgonquin Tavern on Yonge St. south of Cummer - also know as The A (demolished 1986)
60 years ago - Sunday, May 12, 1957 - North York
Max temp: 16.1°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
  

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