Historic photos from around Davisville Village, Toronto

John Davis founded Davisville Village in 1840 - he opened the first post office on the corner of Yonge and Davisville (which still stands today) and also started the Davisville Pottery Company. He sold a large portion of his land in 1911 to the Dovercourt Development Company which built many houses in the area in the 1920s and 1930s.

Davisville Village is between Chaplain Estates to the west and Leaside to the east, north of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and south of Yonge and Eglinton and North Toronto.



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.

 
 

1900 Historic photo from 1900 - J.J. Davis general store - Davisville post office 1894-1913, then The Curiosity Shop - still stands today in Davisville VillageJ.J. Davis general store - Davisville post office 1894-1913, then The Curiosity Shop - still stands today
117 years ago - 1900 - Davisville Village at 1909 Yonge Street n.e. corner at Davisville Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Wooden fence at Yonge St at MacGurvies property in Davisville VillageWooden fence at Yonge St at MacGurvies property
106 years ago - 1911 - Davisville Village at 2197 Yonge Street south of Eglinton Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, September 10, 1925 - Mt Pleasant Rd, south, from Millwood - road construction in Davisville VillageMt Pleasant Rd, south, from Millwood - road construction
92 years ago - Thursday, September 10, 1925 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Southeast corner Petman and Eglinton - Monarch Flour, Geo . L. Button in Davisville VillageSoutheast corner Petman and Eglinton - Monarch Flour, Geo . L. Button
87 years ago - Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Saturday, February 20, 1932 - Southwest corner Hillsdale and Bayview Ave in Davisville VillageSouthwest corner Hillsdale and Bayview Ave
85 years ago - Saturday, February 20, 1932 - Davisville Village
Max temp: -2.2°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, October 7, 1937 - Pillar with a ball on the top - southeast corner of Yonge and Manor in Davisville VillagePillar with a ball on the top - southeast corner of Yonge and Manor
80 years ago - Thursday, October 7, 1937 - Davisville Village at 2073 Yonge Street s.e. corner at Manor Road
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from 1942 - Belsize Theatre - 551 Mount Pleasant - opened 1922 - renamed The Crest in 1950 - now the Regent in Davisville VillageBelsize Theatre - 551 Mount Pleasant - opened 1922 - renamed The Crest in 1950 - now the Regent
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
75 years ago - 1942 - Davisville Village
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1942 Historic photo from 1942 - Belsize Theatre - auditorium and balcony, stage to standee in Davisville VillageBelsize Theatre - auditorium and balcony, stage to standee
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
75 years ago - 1942 - Davisville Village
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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
72 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)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 11, 1951 - Mt. Pleasant Road north from Millwood - Bill Jackson Hardware in Davisville VillageMt. Pleasant Road north from Millwood - Bill Jackson Hardware
66 years ago - Tuesday, September 11, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Tennis Club - West side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road in Davisville VillageDavisville Tennis Club - West side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road
66 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - West side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road - Starks Studebaker in Davisville VillageWest side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road - Starks Studebaker
66 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Imperial Esso gas station and Mnt Plsnt Motors - Mt. Pleasant Road, south from Hillsdale Avenue in Davisville VillageImperial Esso gas station and Mnt Plsnt Motors - Mt. Pleasant Road, south from Hillsdale Avenue
66 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 7, 1952 - Grainger's florists and Chaplin Groceteria at Yonge and Davisville in Davisville VillageGrainger's florists and Chaplin Groceteria at Yonge and Davisville
65 years ago - Tuesday, October 7, 1952 - Davisville Village at 1909 Yonge Street n.e. corner at Davisville Ave.
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)