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 The Junction 107 years ago ( in 1913 ).

February 17 images permanent link to this day
1921 Historic photo from Thursday, February 17, 1921 - Southwest corner Grosvenor and St. Vincent - Terauley Street Extension in Queens ParkSouthwest corner Grosvenor and St. Vincent - Terauley Street Extension
99 years ago - Thursday, February 17, 1921 - Queens Park
Max temp: 11.1°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, February 17, 1922 - Cafeteria and carpet cleaning ad on southwest corner Shuter and Church in Garden DistrictCafeteria and carpet cleaning ad on southwest corner Shuter and Church
98 years ago - Friday, February 17, 1922 - Garden District
Max temp: -8.9°C - Min temp: -21.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, February 17, 1922 - Drain Lot at northwest corner of Redpath and Erskine in North TorontoDrain Lot at northwest corner of Redpath and Erskine
98 years ago - Friday, February 17, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: -8.9°C - Min temp: -21.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, February 17, 1930 - 3:50pm traffic on Yonge St, looking south, from Wilton Square (Dundas) in Downtown3:50pm traffic on Yonge St, looking south, from Wilton Square (Dundas)
90 years ago - Monday, February 17, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -17.8°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from Saturday, February 17, 1945 - Eglinton Avenue east from Hoyle Avenue - condition of pavement in Davisville VillageEglinton Avenue east from Hoyle Avenue - condition of pavement
75 years ago - Saturday, February 17, 1945 - Davisville Village
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 15 images permanent link to this day
1872 Historic photo from Thursday, February 15, 1872 - Iron Block on Front Street after the 1872 fire (was a cast-iron facade) in DowntownIron Block on Front Street after the 1872 fire (was a cast-iron facade)
148 years ago - Thursday, February 15, 1872 - Downtown
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -10.6°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
February 14 images permanent link to this day
1890 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1890 - University College after the fire of February 14, 1890 - during Conversazione Ball preparation in University of Toronto (U of T)University College after the fire of February 14, 1890 - during Conversazione Ball preparation
130 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1890 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1890 - University College : People gather to see the aftermath of the fire of 1890 in University of Toronto (U of T)University College : People gather to see the aftermath of the fire of 1890
130 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1890 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Rosedale Ravine - north from Roxborough Street Bridge in RosedaleRosedale Ravine - north from Roxborough Street Bridge
107 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Rosedale
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Before stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveBefore stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue
107 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Kids playing in Dufferin Grove park - north from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveKids playing in Dufferin Grove park - north from Gladstone Avenue
107 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Baldwin Steps - Spadina Road Park - stairs and creek north from Davenport Road in Casa LomaBaldwin Steps - Spadina Road Park - stairs and creek north from Davenport Road
107 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Spadina Road Park - south from Austin Terrace in Casa LomaSpadina Road Park - south from Austin Terrace
107 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Casa Loma
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1914 - Trinity Park showing Gore Vale in right background in Trinity BellwoodsTrinity Park showing Gore Vale in right background
106 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1914 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: -10.0°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1914 - Women snow shoeing, High Park in High ParkWomen snow shoeing, High Park
106 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1914 - High Park
Max temp: -10.0°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1914 - Ski jump, High Park in High ParkSki jump, High Park
106 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1914 - High Park
Max temp: -10.0°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park - kids tobogganing and winter sledding in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park - kids tobogganing and winter sledding
95 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park - tobogganing on Valentines Day in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park - tobogganing on Valentines Day
95 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
February 13 images permanent link to this day
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, February 13, 1955 - Lynne Lodge boathouse - estate of Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh - Lakeshore Blvd. W., s.w. cor. Royal York Road in MimicoLynne Lodge boathouse - estate of Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh - Lakeshore Blvd. W., s.w. cor. Royal York Road
(Categorized under: Lynne Lodge )
65 years ago - Sunday, February 13, 1955 - Mimico
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.8cm of snowfall - 3.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, February 13, 1955 - The Castle at Lynne Lodge - a guest house on the estate of F.B. Fetherstonhaugh in MimicoThe Castle at Lynne Lodge - a guest house on the estate of F.B. Fetherstonhaugh
(Categorized under: Lynne Lodge )
65 years ago - Sunday, February 13, 1955 - Mimico
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.8cm of snowfall - 3.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, February 13, 1955 - The Towers at Lynne Lodge - Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh estate - Lakeshore Blvd. W., s.w. cor. Royal York Road in MimicoThe Towers at Lynne Lodge - Frederick Barnard Fetherstonhaugh estate - Lakeshore Blvd. W., s.w. cor. Royal York Road
(Categorized under: Lynne Lodge )
65 years ago - Sunday, February 13, 1955 - Mimico
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.8cm of snowfall - 3.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, February 13, 1955 - Lynne Arms Italian Village Restaurant - was originally Lynne Lodge (Lakeshore and Royal York) in MimicoLynne Arms Italian Village Restaurant - was originally Lynne Lodge (Lakeshore and Royal York)
(Categorized under: Lynne Lodge )
65 years ago - Sunday, February 13, 1955 - Mimico
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -15.0°C - 1.8cm of snowfall - 3.0cm of snow on the ground (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
February 12 images permanent link to this day
1917 Historic photo from Monday, February 12, 1917 - Horse drawn sleds on Yonge Street looking north at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkHorse drawn sleds on Yonge Street looking north at Bedford Park
103 years ago - Monday, February 12, 1917 - Bedford Park
Max temp: -15.0°C - Min temp: -23.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Monday, February 12, 1917 - Yonge Street north from Hillsdale Avenue in Chaplin EstatesYonge Street north from Hillsdale Avenue
103 years ago - Monday, February 12, 1917 - Chaplin Estates
Max temp: -15.0°C - Min temp: -23.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)