Historic photos from around CNE, Toronto

There are a wonderful set of Toronto historic photos available online, here are all the photos that I could find from around the CNE area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

List of all areas in Toronto or take a look at the historic photos by date. A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

 
 

1906 Historic photo from 1906 - Independent Order of Foresters arch with crests and crown, moved to the Exhibition grounds in CNEIndependent Order of Foresters arch with crests and crown, moved to the Exhibition grounds
(Categorized under: IOF Arch (1901) )
108 years ago - CNE - 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1906 Historic photo from 1906 - Independant Order of Foresters at the CNE in front of Arch in CNEIndependant Order of Foresters at the CNE in front of Arch
(Categorized under: IOF Arch (1901) )
108 years ago - CNE - 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - People gathering at the Dufferin Gates, CNE in CNEPeople gathering at the Dufferin Gates, CNE
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
106 years ago - CNE - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Older wooden Dufferin Gate, Exhibition Place in CNEOlder wooden Dufferin Gate, Exhibition Place
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
106 years ago - CNE - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Lowering the railway tracks in front of the 1895 Dufferin Street Gates in CNELowering the railway tracks in front of the 1895 Dufferin Street Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
106 years ago - CNE - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Construction work, Main Gates, Canadian National Exhibition. in CNEConstruction work, Main Gates, Canadian National Exhibition.
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
102 years ago - CNE - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Dufferin Memorial Gate under guard during World War 1 ( WWI ) in CNEDufferin Memorial Gate under guard during World War 1 ( WWI )
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
100 years ago - CNE - 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Troops leaving CNE WWI camp through Dufferin Gates in CNETroops leaving CNE WWI camp through Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
100 years ago - CNE - 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 19, 1914 - Exhibition Park - flowerbeds in front of the Horticultural Building in CNEExhibition Park - flowerbeds in front of the Horticultural Building
100 years ago - CNE - Tuesday, May 19, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - View south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate) in CNEView south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate)
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
100 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, June 17, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, September 11, 1914 - Kids in costumes for the Model Playground - Exhibition Park in CNEKids in costumes for the Model Playground - Exhibition Park
100 years ago - CNE - Friday, September 11, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Friday, September 11, 1914 - Model Playground exhibit - Exhibition Park in CNEModel Playground exhibit - Exhibition Park
100 years ago - CNE - Friday, September 11, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 1, 1915 - Model Playground staff - Exhibition Grounds in CNEModel Playground staff - Exhibition Grounds
99 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, September 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 1, 1915 - Bleachers behind kids playing at the Model Playground - Exhibition Grounds in CNEBleachers behind kids playing at the Model Playground - Exhibition Grounds
99 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, September 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 1, 1915 - Broad shot of the rides on the Exhibition Grounds and Model Playground in CNEBroad shot of the rides on the Exhibition Grounds and Model Playground
99 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, September 1, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Saturday, September 18, 1915 - Roller coaster behind the Annual Ladies Field Day Exhibition Grounds  in CNERoller coaster behind the Annual Ladies Field Day Exhibition Grounds
99 years ago - CNE - Saturday, September 18, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Dufferin St. Gate in full glory with fan and ornaments in CNEDufferin St. Gate in full glory with fan and ornaments
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
94 years ago - CNE - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1920 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 11, 1920 - Exhibition Planting in the gardens in CNEExhibition Planting in the gardens
94 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, August 11, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 24, 1920 - Percival Gardens - Exhibition (film neg.) in CNEPercival Gardens - Exhibition (film neg.)
94 years ago - CNE - Tuesday, August 24, 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, August 5, 1921 - C.N.E. Coliseum construction in CNEC.N.E. Coliseum construction
93 years ago - CNE - Friday, August 5, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, September 9, 1921 - The Frolic outside the Coliseum construction in CNEThe Frolic outside the Coliseum construction
93 years ago - CNE - Friday, September 9, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Saturday, October 15, 1921 - C.N.E., construction of the Coliseum in CNEC.N.E., construction of the Coliseum
93 years ago - CNE - Saturday, October 15, 1921
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Sunday opening, CNE Dufferin Gates in CNESunday opening, CNE Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
92 years ago - CNE - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Saturday, August 25, 1923 - Exhibition, auto polo upset in CNEExhibition, auto polo upset
91 years ago - CNE - Saturday, August 25, 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 27, 1925 - Site of Fort Rouille, Toronto in CNESite of Fort Rouille, Toronto
89 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, May 27, 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from 1926 - Beaux-Arts Ontario Government Building in the 1920s also known as the Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Building in CNEBeaux-Arts Ontario Government Building in the 1920s also known as the Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Building
88 years ago - CNE - 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Thursday, September 2, 1926 - Start of bicycle race, CNE won by Bill Elder, 3rd from left in CNEStart of bicycle race, CNE won by Bill Elder, 3rd from left
88 years ago - CNE - Thursday, September 2, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Thursday, September 2, 1926 - Bill Elder winning the bicycle race in CNEBill Elder winning the bicycle race
88 years ago - CNE - Thursday, September 2, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from 1927 - Illuminated Princes Gates at night in CNEIlluminated Princes Gates at night
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
87 years ago - CNE - 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from 1927 - Prince of Wales entrance [Princes Gates] in CNEPrince of Wales entrance [Princes Gates]
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
87 years ago - CNE - 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 31, 1927 - Prince of Wales opens the Princes Gates in CNEPrince of Wales opens the Princes Gates
87 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, August 31, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 31, 1927 - Prince of Wales opens the Princes' Gates in 1927 in CNEPrince of Wales opens the Princes' Gates in 1927
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
87 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, August 31, 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 23, 1928 - Main Arch - Prince of Wales entrance, Exhibition Grounds with roller coaster in background in CNEMain Arch - Prince of Wales entrance, Exhibition Grounds with roller coaster in background
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
86 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, May 23, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, August 25, 1928 - Princes Gate with balloon overhead and the Warriors Parade passing through the gates in CNEPrinces Gate with balloon overhead and the Warriors Parade passing through the gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
86 years ago - CNE - Saturday, August 25, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Monday, August 12, 1929 - Full view of the Princes Gates from the north in CNEFull view of the Princes Gates from the north
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
85 years ago - CNE - Monday, August 12, 1929
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Cyclists lined up for race, CNE in CNECyclists lined up for race, CNE
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
84 years ago - CNE - 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, June 9, 1930 - Arch, erected at Eastern entrance of Exhibition, for Shriners Convention in CNEArch, erected at Eastern entrance of Exhibition, for Shriners Convention
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
84 years ago - CNE - Monday, June 9, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, June 9, 1930 - Arch, erected at western entrance of Exhibition, for Shriners Convention in CNEArch, erected at western entrance of Exhibition, for Shriners Convention
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
84 years ago - CNE - Monday, June 9, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Monday, September 14, 1931 - Veterans on parade through the Princess Gates at the opening of the Ex in CNEVeterans on parade through the Princess Gates at the opening of the Ex
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
83 years ago - CNE - Monday, September 14, 1931
Link to archive record - Map location
1932 Historic photo from 1932 - Dufferin St. Gate - Busy Factories Bring Better Times - illuminated sign in CNEDufferin St. Gate - Busy Factories Bring Better Times - illuminated sign
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
82 years ago - CNE - 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 24, 1933 - Lakeshore Park looking northwest to Princes Gates in CNELakeshore Park looking northwest to Princes Gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
81 years ago - CNE - Tuesday, October 24, 1933
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, July 18, 1935 - Debris from under base of south flagpole Princes Gates, C.N.E. in CNEDebris from under base of south flagpole Princes Gates, C.N.E.
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
79 years ago - CNE - Thursday, July 18, 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, July 15, 1937 - Railway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates in CNERailway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
77 years ago - CNE - Thursday, July 15, 1937
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Goddess of Winged Victory atop main arch in CNEGoddess of Winged Victory atop main arch
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
76 years ago - CNE - Friday, March 25, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Pieces from base of main figure - Goddess of Winged Victory - Princes Gate in CNEPieces from base of main figure - Goddess of Winged Victory - Princes Gate
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
76 years ago - CNE - Friday, March 25, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, March 25, 1938 - Closeup of pedestal base and a character - Princes Gates in CNECloseup of pedestal base and a character - Princes Gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
76 years ago - CNE - Friday, March 25, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Saturday, April 1, 1939 - Close-up of Princes Gates looking west in CNEClose-up of Princes Gates looking west
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
75 years ago - CNE - Saturday, April 1, 1939
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Dufferin Gates with fan, Exhibition Park in CNEDufferin Gates with fan, Exhibition Park
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
72 years ago - CNE - Monday, November 16, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Close up of one of the crumbling pillars of the Dufferin Memorial Gate in CNEClose up of one of the crumbling pillars of the Dufferin Memorial Gate
72 years ago - CNE - Monday, November 16, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Military zone - 15 miles per hour - Crumbling Dufferin Gates in CNEMilitary zone - 15 miles per hour - Crumbling Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
72 years ago - CNE - Monday, November 16, 1942
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Saturday, August 24, 1946 - 1905 Press building - originally the Administration Building in CNE1905 Press building - originally the Administration Building
68 years ago - CNE - Saturday, August 24, 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from 1950 - Arch lit up at night, CNE grounds in CNEArch lit up at night, CNE grounds
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
64 years ago - CNE - 1950
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Thursday, March 8, 1951 - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from west of Strachan Avenue in CNELakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from west of Strachan Avenue
63 years ago - CNE - Thursday, March 8, 1951
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Thursday, March 8, 1951 - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from east of Strachan Avenue in CNELakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from east of Strachan Avenue
63 years ago - CNE - Thursday, March 8, 1951
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Thursday, March 8, 1951 - Princess Gates - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from east of Strachan Avenue in CNEPrincess Gates - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from east of Strachan Avenue
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
63 years ago - CNE - Thursday, March 8, 1951
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Sunday, September 16, 1951 - Lakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from Strachan in CNELakeshore Boulevard looking southwest from Strachan
63 years ago - CNE - Sunday, September 16, 1951
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from 1953 - Aerial night view of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in CNEAerial night view of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
61 years ago - CNE - 1953
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1955 Historic photo from Friday, August 12, 1955 - Shell Oil Tower, during construction - later the Bulova Watch Tower - 36 metre tall, demolished 1985 in CNEShell Oil Tower, during construction - later the Bulova Watch Tower - 36 metre tall, demolished 1985
59 years ago - CNE - Friday, August 12, 1955
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Demolition of 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates in CNEDemolition of 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
56 years ago - CNE - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Demolition of the 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates in CNEDemolition of the 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
56 years ago - CNE - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Dufferin Street gate decorated for the 80th anniversary of the CNE in CNEDufferin Street gate decorated for the 80th anniversary of the CNE
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
56 years ago - CNE - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1965 Historic photo from 1965 - CNEs first marathon car rally - car 305, leaving CNE grounds via Princes Gates in CNECNEs first marathon car rally - car 305, leaving CNE grounds via Princes Gates
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
49 years ago - CNE - 1965
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from Friday, August 27, 1965 - Firing cannon to start CNE with Wild Mouse, clock tower in distance in CNEFiring cannon to start CNE with Wild Mouse, clock tower in distance
49 years ago - CNE - Friday, August 27, 1965
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1986 Historic photo from 1986 - SkyDome / Rogers Centre Built In Two And A Half Minutes - timelapse 1986-1989 in CNESkyDome / Rogers Centre Built In Two And A Half Minutes - timelapse 1986-1989
28 years ago - CNE - 1986
Link to archive record - Map location
2010 Historic photo from Sunday, December 5, 2010 - Scaffolding on the Princes Gates in 2010 in CNEScaffolding on the Princes Gates in 2010
(Categorized under: Princes Gates )
4 years ago - CNE - Sunday, December 5, 2010
Link to archive record - Map location