Historic photos from around Bedford Park, Toronto

A residential area that grew north from Yonge and Lawrence in the general neighbourhood of Lawrence Park. In the 1800's Bedford Park was a common stopping point for farmers making their way to the city, and the Bedford Hotel opened in 1873 at Yonge Street and Fairlawn Avenue. Many of the streets and homes were built in the 1890's through the 1940's.

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1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Bedford Park Hotel, Yonge St., w. side, s. of Fairlawn Ave. sketch in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel, Yonge St., w. side, s. of Fairlawn Ave. sketch
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
114 years ago - Bedford Park - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Looking up the driveway to William Gordon Ellis house - Yonge St., w. side, between Bedford Park & Woburn Ave. in Bedford ParkLooking up the driveway to William Gordon Ellis house - Yonge St., w. side, between Bedford Park & Woburn Ave.
104 years ago - Bedford Park - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Looking west across Yonge St. to gates of W. G. Ellis house, Yonge St., n.w. cor. Bedford Park Ave. in Bedford ParkLooking west across Yonge St. to gates of W. G. Ellis house, Yonge St., n.w. cor. Bedford Park Ave.
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
102 years ago - Bedford Park - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - William Gordon Ellis house, Yonge St., w. side, between Bedford Park & Woburn Aves.; gates in Bedford ParkWilliam Gordon Ellis house, Yonge St., w. side, between Bedford Park & Woburn Aves.; gates
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
99 years ago - Bedford Park - 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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
97 years ago - Bedford Park - Monday, February 12, 1917
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Knockaloe Estate - ornate carved wooden gates at 2708 Yonge St. at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkKnockaloe Estate - ornate carved wooden gates at 2708 Yonge St. at Bedford Park
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
94 years ago - Bedford Park - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Bedford Park Public School - 81 Ranleigh Ave. in Bedford ParkBedford Park Public School - 81 Ranleigh Ave.
94 years ago - Bedford Park - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Thursday, November 25, 1920 - Bedford Park Hotel at 3296 Yonge Street south of Fairlawn in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel at 3296 Yonge Street south of Fairlawn
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
94 years ago - Bedford Park - Thursday, November 25, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, November 25, 1921 - Ellis Estate gates on Yonge Street at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkEllis Estate gates on Yonge Street at Bedford Park
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
93 years ago - Bedford Park - Friday, November 25, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, November 25, 1921 - John E. Atkinson flour and feed and hardware at 3160 Yonge Street - stop 24 in Bedford ParkJohn E. Atkinson flour and feed and hardware at 3160 Yonge Street - stop 24
93 years ago - Bedford Park - Friday, November 25, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, November 25, 1921 - J Atkinsons Groceries  3162-3164 Yonge Street, south west corner at Bedford Park in Bedford ParkJ Atkinsons Groceries 3162-3164 Yonge Street, south west corner at Bedford Park
93 years ago - Bedford Park - Friday, November 25, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 15, 1922 - Waverley Park ad - 3122 Yonge Street north of  Lawrence Avenue - lots for sale in Bedford ParkWaverley Park ad - 3122 Yonge Street north of Lawrence Avenue - lots for sale
92 years ago - Bedford Park - Wednesday, March 15, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 15, 1922 - Looking to Yonge street from the Ellis Property in Bedford Park in Bedford ParkLooking to Yonge street from the Ellis Property in Bedford Park
92 years ago - Bedford Park - Wednesday, March 15, 1922
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
92 years ago - Bedford Park - Thursday, October 19, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 25, 1922 - Construction at Yonge and Deloraine, south in Bedford ParkConstruction at Yonge and Deloraine, south
92 years ago - Bedford Park - Wednesday, October 25, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from 1927 - John Wanless Public School at Greer and Fairlawn in Bedford ParkJohn Wanless Public School at Greer and Fairlawn
87 years ago - Bedford Park - 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1927 - Yonge St, north of Bedford Park Ave, 9:45 a.m. in Bedford ParkYonge St, north of Bedford Park Ave, 9:45 a.m.
87 years ago - Bedford Park - Tuesday, July 26, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from 1928 - Proprietor Godfrey Munger & his daughter Betty in front of Bedford Park Lunch & Ice Cream Parlour, Yonge St and  Wanless  in Bedford ParkProprietor Godfrey Munger & his daughter Betty in front of Bedford Park Lunch & Ice Cream Parlour, Yonge St and Wanless
86 years ago - Bedford Park - 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Bedford Park Ave., looking s.e. on bridge over brook, betw. Yonge St. & Jedburgh Rd. in Bedford ParkBedford Park Ave., looking s.e. on bridge over brook, betw. Yonge St. & Jedburgh Rd.
84 years ago - Bedford Park - 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1930 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 30, 1930 - Yonge, north of Bedford Park Avenue, 10:30 a.m. new buildings since 1927 in Bedford ParkYonge, north of Bedford Park Avenue, 10:30 a.m. new buildings since 1927
84 years ago - Bedford Park - Wednesday, July 30, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Monday, June 10, 1935 - Dump south of Bedford Park Road east of Avenue Road in Bedford ParkDump south of Bedford Park Road east of Avenue Road
79 years ago - Bedford Park - Monday, June 10, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Fairlawn Theatre on Yonge St. showing The Man Within - Deltra Dress shop next door in Bedford ParkFairlawn Theatre on Yonge St. showing The Man Within - Deltra Dress shop next door
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
67 years ago - Bedford Park - 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from 1949 - Park Theatre - marquee and exterior - 3291 Yonge Street - originally the Bedford in Bedford ParkPark Theatre - marquee and exterior - 3291 Yonge Street - originally the Bedford
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
65 years ago - Bedford Park - 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1949 Historic photo from 1949 - Park Theatre, when it was the Bedford Theatre - 1921-1984 in Bedford ParkPark Theatre, when it was the Bedford Theatre - 1921-1984
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
65 years ago - Bedford Park - 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1949 Historic photo from 1949 - Park Theatre, when it was the Bedford Theatre - auditorium - standee to stage in Bedford ParkPark Theatre, when it was the Bedford Theatre - auditorium - standee to stage
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
65 years ago - Bedford Park - 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1952 Historic photo from Saturday, November 1, 1952 - Bedford Park Hotel, Tulip Ice Cream, John A Kelly Real Estate & Hing Bros Laundry in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel, Tulip Ice Cream, John A Kelly Real Estate & Hing Bros Laundry
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
62 years ago - Bedford Park - Saturday, November 1, 1952
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1953 Historic photo from Sunday, February 1, 1953 - Windmill for the OKeefe bottling plant on the west side of Yonge St. north of McNairn Ave. in Bedford ParkWindmill for the OKeefe bottling plant on the west side of Yonge St. north of McNairn Ave.
61 years ago - Bedford Park - Sunday, February 1, 1953
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1957 Historic photo from Sunday, August 25, 1957 - Bedford Park Hotel - Mayfair Marine, Hing Bros Laundry, and M Bloom Custom Tailors in Bedford ParkBedford Park Hotel - Mayfair Marine, Hing Bros Laundry, and M Bloom Custom Tailors
(Categorized under: Bedford Park Hotel )
57 years ago - Bedford Park - Sunday, August 25, 1957
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Phone booth on St. Germaine looking west from Yonge Street in Bedford ParkPhone booth on St. Germaine looking west from Yonge Street
56 years ago - Bedford Park - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from 1965 - 5 photos of Avenue Road : east side, near Fairlawn Avenue - June Flowers sign in Bedford Park5 photos of Avenue Road : east side, near Fairlawn Avenue - June Flowers sign
49 years ago - Bedford Park - 1965
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from 1965 - Avenue Road ravine - north of Lawrence (Douglas Greenbelt) in Bedford ParkAvenue Road ravine - north of Lawrence (Douglas Greenbelt)
49 years ago - Bedford Park - 1965
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1966 Historic photo from 1966 - Glendale Theatre at night with 2001 A Space Odyssey posters 1661 Avenue Road in Bedford ParkGlendale Theatre at night with 2001 A Space Odyssey posters 1661 Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
48 years ago - Bedford Park - 1966
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)