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 61 years ago ( in 1958 ).

October 21 images permanent link to this day
1905 Historic photo from Saturday, October 21, 1905 - Lone house on hill at Withrow and Logan Avenue in RiverdaleLone house on hill at Withrow and Logan Avenue
114 years ago - Saturday, October 21, 1905 - Riverdale
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1905 Historic photo from Saturday, October 21, 1905 - Roadwork on Withrow Ave at Logan Ave in RiverdaleRoadwork on Withrow Ave at Logan Ave
114 years ago - Saturday, October 21, 1905 - Riverdale
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, October 21, 1915 - Union Station site looking north across Front Stree to the Queens Hotel in Financial DistrictUnion Station site looking north across Front Stree to the Queens Hotel
(Categorized under: Queens Hotel )
104 years ago - Thursday, October 21, 1915 - Financial District
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, October 21, 1915 - Close up of Queens Hotel from Union Station site in Financial DistrictClose up of Queens Hotel from Union Station site
(Categorized under: Queens Hotel )
104 years ago - Thursday, October 21, 1915 - Financial District
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre - exterior and marquee at 960 College Street at Dovercourt in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre - exterior and marquee at 960 College Street at Dovercourt
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
72 years ago - Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre auditorium - opened May 24, 1920 - closed 1967 in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre auditorium - opened May 24, 1920 - closed 1967
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
72 years ago - Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre concession stand in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre concession stand
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
72 years ago - Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
October 20 images permanent link to this day
1981 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 20, 1981 - Bond St Temple boarded up after fire in RyersonBond St Temple boarded up after fire
38 years ago - Tuesday, October 20, 1981 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 19 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west from Yonge in Yonge and EglintonEglinton Ave, west from Yonge
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Yonge and Eglinton
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Loading platform at Glen Echo on Yonge Street - north end in Teddington ParkLoading platform at Glen Echo on Yonge Street - north end
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Teddington Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Track construction and horses on Yonge St, at Lawrence Ave, looking north in Lawrence ParkTrack construction and horses on Yonge St, at Lawrence Ave, looking north
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Lawrence Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street in North TorontoEglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Streetcar tracks on Yonge St, looking south from city limit in North TorontoStreetcar tracks on Yonge St, looking south from city limit
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Stop 25, Yonge St near Brookdale Avenue looking south in Bedford ParkStop 25, Yonge St near Brookdale Avenue looking south
97 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Bedford Park
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Gates
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Old Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens in Mount Pleasant CemeteryOld Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens
84 years ago - Saturday, October 19, 1935 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 18 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Friday, October 18, 1912 - Broadview Avenue and Danforth, looking west towards the Don River in The DanforthBroadview Avenue and Danforth, looking west towards the Don River
107 years ago - Friday, October 18, 1912 - The Danforth
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 18, 1933 - Curtains, wood, and carpets at the rear of 81-83 Oxford Street in Kensington MarketCurtains, wood, and carpets at the rear of 81-83 Oxford Street
86 years ago - Wednesday, October 18, 1933 - Kensington Market
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
October 17 images permanent link to this day
1913 Historic photo from Friday, October 17, 1913 - Impeller and drive shaft -Toronto High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyImpeller and drive shaft -Toronto High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
106 years ago - Friday, October 17, 1913 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, October 17, 1914 - Scaffolding around the construction of the High level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyScaffolding around the construction of the High level pumping station
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
105 years ago - Saturday, October 17, 1914 - Republic of Rathnelly
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, October 17, 1924 - Eglinton Ave, looking east, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York in FairbankEglinton Ave, looking east, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York
95 years ago - Friday, October 17, 1924 - Fairbank
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, October 17, 1924 - Eglinton Ave, looking west, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York in FairbankEglinton Ave, looking west, from Dufferin and Vaughan - Township of York
95 years ago - Friday, October 17, 1924 - Fairbank
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)