Historic Toronto photos from May 5

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.

1911 Historic photo from Friday, May 5, 1911 - Church Street north at Wilton Street (Dundas Street) Track laying in Garden DistrictChurch Street north at Wilton Street (Dundas Street) Track laying
106 years ago - Friday, May 5, 1911 - Garden District
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Friday, May 5, 1911 - Church and Wilton - laying streetcar track in Garden DistrictChurch and Wilton - laying streetcar track
106 years ago - Friday, May 5, 1911 - Garden District
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, May 5, 1928 - Fairchild FC-2 plane carrying first air mail from Leaside in LeasideFairchild FC-2 plane carrying first air mail from Leaside
89 years ago - Saturday, May 5, 1928 - Leaside
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, May 5, 1930 - East side of Queens Park Crescent - Alexandra Gates on far left, Annesley Hall, Womens Residence, on right in Royal Ontario MuseumEast side of Queens Park Crescent - Alexandra Gates on far left, Annesley Hall, Womens Residence, on right
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates )
87 years ago - Monday, May 5, 1930 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 5, 1931 - W.A. (Billy) Bishop, V.C., World War I Ace pilot speaking at the opening ceremonies for Barker Field in Lawrence HeightsW.A. (Billy) Bishop, V.C., World War I Ace pilot speaking at the opening ceremonies for Barker Field
86 years ago - Tuesday, May 5, 1931 - Lawrence Heights
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 5, 1931 - Billy Bishop, V.C., in polka dot tie at the opening ceremonies for Barker Field in Lawrence HeightsBilly Bishop, V.C., in polka dot tie at the opening ceremonies for Barker Field
86 years ago - Tuesday, May 5, 1931 - Lawrence Heights
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 5, 1936 - Group of children in a gallery at the AGO in Art Gallery of OntarioGroup of children in a gallery at the AGO
81 years ago - Tuesday, May 5, 1936 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Monday, May 5, 1952 - Runnymede Presbyterian Church, Annette St., n. side, betw. Windermere and Willard Aves.  in RunnymedeRunnymede Presbyterian Church, Annette St., n. side, betw. Windermere and Willard Aves.
65 years ago - Monday, May 5, 1952 - Runnymede
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1954 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 5, 1954 - 1949 plaque commemorating  the Taiaiagon Iroquois Village that stood in this area in Baby Point1949 plaque commemorating the Taiaiagon Iroquois Village that stood in this area
63 years ago - Wednesday, May 5, 1954 - Baby Point
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1983 Historic photo from Thursday, May 5, 1983 - Looking west along E Liberty St to the Irwin Toys building on Hanna Ave (now the Toy Factory Lofts) in Liberty VillageLooking west along E Liberty St to the Irwin Toys building on Hanna Ave (now the Toy Factory Lofts)
34 years ago - Thursday, May 5, 1983 - Liberty Village
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: 4.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
  

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