Historic photos from around Downtown, Toronto

There are a wonderful set of Toronto historic photos available online, here are all the photos that I could find from around the Downtown 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.

 
 

1827 Historic photo from 1827 - Watercolour of Doels Homestead and Brewery by F.V. Poole in DowntownWatercolour of Doels Homestead and Brewery by F.V. Poole
190 years ago - 1827 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Parliament Buildings : Front Street West in DowntownParliament Buildings : Front Street West
(Categorized under: Oldest known Toronto photos )
161 years ago - 1856 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1858 Historic photo from 1858 - Shakespeare Hotel at the corner of King and York streets, Toronto in DowntownShakespeare Hotel at the corner of King and York streets, Toronto
(Categorized under: Hotels )
159 years ago - 1858 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1866 Historic photo from 1866 - Northwest corner of Yonge and King streets in DowntownNorthwest corner of Yonge and King streets
151 years ago - 1866 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1866 Historic photo from 1866 - Betz Hotel at the corner of Esplanade and Simcoe streets in DowntownBetz Hotel at the corner of Esplanade and Simcoe streets
(Categorized under: Hotels )
151 years ago - 1866 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1872 Historic photo from Wednesday, 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)
145 years ago - Wednesday, 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)
1874 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 29, 1874 - Grand Opera House - from  Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news in DowntownGrand Opera House - from Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
143 years ago - Wednesday, August 29, 1874 - Downtown
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Grand Opera House, 15 Adelaide St. W. - Opened 1874, demolished 1927 in DowntownGrand Opera House, 15 Adelaide St. W. - Opened 1874, demolished 1927
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
127 years ago - 1890 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1895 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 4, 1895 - Robert Simpson Co., department store after 1895 fire - Yonge St., s.w. corner Queen St. W. in DowntownRobert Simpson Co., department store after 1895 fire - Yonge St., s.w. corner Queen St. W.
122 years ago - Wednesday, March 4, 1895 - Downtown
Max temp: -12.8°C - Min temp: -16.7°C - 6.1cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1899 Historic photo from 1899 - James Morrison Brass Mfg Co outside construction of concrete sidewalk south side of Adelaide Street from Bay Street to York Street in DowntownJames Morrison Brass Mfg Co outside construction of concrete sidewalk south side of Adelaide Street from Bay Street to York Street
118 years ago - 1899 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from 1901 - Manufacturer's Arch illuminated for Royal Visit - Duke and Duchess Cornwall - York in DowntownManufacturer's Arch illuminated for Royal Visit - Duke and Duchess Cornwall - York
(Categorized under: Manufacturers Arch (1901) )
116 years ago - 1901 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 1, 1901 - Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Visit, arch at Richmond and Bay streets in DowntownDuke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Visit, arch at Richmond and Bay streets
(Categorized under: IOF Arch (1901) )
116 years ago - Wednesday, October 1, 1901 - Downtown
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 10, 1901 - Independent Order of Foresters Arch with crown in DowntownIndependent Order of Foresters Arch with crown
(Categorized under: IOF Arch (1901) )
116 years ago - Wednesday, October 10, 1901 - Downtown
Max temp: 16.7°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Thursday, December 22, 1904 - Construction on Bay Street north of Front Street in DowntownConstruction on Bay Street north of Front Street
113 years ago - Thursday, December 22, 1904 - Downtown
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1907 Historic photo from 1907 - Site of new Customs house on Front Street amongst 1904 fire ruins in DowntownSite of new Customs house on Front Street amongst 1904 fire ruins
110 years ago - 1907 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Government House, Simcoe Street at King Street in DowntownGovernment House, Simcoe Street at King Street
109 years ago - 1908 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - St. Charles Hotel - northwest corner of Yonge Street & Melinda Street in DowntownSt. Charles Hotel - northwest corner of Yonge Street & Melinda Street
(Categorized under: Hotels )
109 years ago - 1908 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from Friday, December 25, 1908 - Old St. Charles Hotel Christmas display, Yonge and King  in DowntownOld St. Charles Hotel Christmas display, Yonge and King
(Categorized under: Hotels )
109 years ago - Friday, December 25, 1908 - Downtown
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C - 2.0cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - West side of the Armouries on University Avenue in DowntownWest side of the Armouries on University Avenue
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Ontario Parliament Buildings, Front Street West between Simcoe and John in DowntownOntario Parliament Buildings, Front Street West between Simcoe and John
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Russell Square Old Upper Canada College, King Street West at Simcoe Street in DowntownRussell Square Old Upper Canada College, King Street West at Simcoe Street
(Categorized under: Upper Canada College )
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Aerial view up Bay Street from King Street past Doels Homestead and Brewery with signs in DowntownAerial view up Bay Street from King Street past Doels Homestead and Brewery with signs
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Comique movie theatre marquee - 5 cents - operated 1908 to 1914 in DowntownComique movie theatre marquee - 5 cents - operated 1908 to 1914
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Old Doel Brewery - Store plastered with signs, northwest corner of Adelaide Street West and Bay Street in DowntownOld Doel Brewery - Store plastered with signs, northwest corner of Adelaide Street West and Bay Street
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Old Doel Brewery -  Bay Street and Adelaide Street West, northwest corner, looking northeast in DowntownOld Doel Brewery - Bay Street and Adelaide Street West, northwest corner, looking northeast
107 years ago - 1910 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - St. Charles Hotel - five bartenders behind the bar in DowntownSt. Charles Hotel - five bartenders behind the bar
(Categorized under: Hotels )
106 years ago - 1911 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 5, 1912 - Anderson Street Widening - 268-270 Simcoe Street in DowntownAnderson Street Widening - 268-270 Simcoe Street
105 years ago - Tuesday, March 5, 1912 - Downtown
Max temp: -6.7°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Thursday, August 21, 1913 - Parade Grounds south of Armouries in DowntownParade Grounds south of Armouries
104 years ago - Thursday, August 21, 1913 - Downtown
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 16.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, November 14, 1913 - Princess Theatre - ground floor fire doors - EXIT sign with shade in DowntownPrincess Theatre - ground floor fire doors - EXIT sign with shade
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
104 years ago - Friday, November 14, 1913 - Downtown at 194 King Street West (approx.) removed for University Ave. extension
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Crystal Palace Theatre at night on Yonge Street opposite Temperance Street in DowntownCrystal Palace Theatre at night on Yonge Street opposite Temperance Street
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
102 years ago - 1915 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1915 Historic photo from Monday, May 10, 1915 - Princess Theatre ruins after May 1915 fire - upper balcony roof collapse in DowntownPrincess Theatre ruins after May 1915 fire - upper balcony roof collapse
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
102 years ago - Monday, May 10, 1915 - Downtown at 194 King Street West (approx.) removed for University Ave. extension
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Monday, May 10, 1915 - Princess Theatre ruins - ornate trim, stairs, broken mirrors, and firehose in DowntownPrincess Theatre ruins - ornate trim, stairs, broken mirrors, and firehose
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
102 years ago - Monday, May 10, 1915 - Downtown at 194 King Street West (approx.) removed for University Ave. extension
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - WWI Armistice Day - crowds outside Star Building at 18 King Street West in DowntownWWI Armistice Day - crowds outside Star Building at 18 King Street West
99 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - WWI Armistice Day crowds, Queen and Yonge streets in DowntownWWI Armistice Day crowds, Queen and Yonge streets
99 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Kids celebrating WWI Armistice Day, Bay and King streets in DowntownKids celebrating WWI Armistice Day, Bay and King streets
99 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Celebrating Armistice Day in DowntownCelebrating Armistice Day
99 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Crowds celebrating Armistice Day, Yonge and Queen streets in DowntownCrowds celebrating Armistice Day, Yonge and Queen streets
99 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day, Terauley and Queen streets in DowntownArmistice Day, Terauley and Queen streets
99 years ago - Monday, November 11, 1918 - Downtown
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Mason and Risch Piano Building. Constructed 1910, Demolished 1974 - at Shuter Street,  in DowntownMason and Risch Piano Building. Constructed 1910, Demolished 1974 - at Shuter Street,
98 years ago - 1919 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Tivoli Theatre block on the southwest corner of Richmond and Victoria streets in DowntownTivoli Theatre block on the southwest corner of Richmond and Victoria streets
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
98 years ago - 1919 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Willard Hall, 14 Elm Street in DowntownWillard Hall, 14 Elm Street
98 years ago - 1919 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Front Street looking east over Bay Street in DowntownFront Street looking east over Bay Street
98 years ago - Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Downtown
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Front Street looking east over York Street - Union Station on the right in DowntownFront Street looking east over York Street - Union Station on the right
98 years ago - Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Downtown
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Grand Opera House, Adelaide St west, with sign  in DowntownGrand Opera House, Adelaide St west, with sign
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
97 years ago - 1920 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Carls-Rite Hotel interior - dining room - particular attention paid to comfort of ladies and children traveling alone (Hotel Carls-Rite) in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel interior - dining room - particular attention paid to comfort of ladies and children traveling alone (Hotel Carls-Rite)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
97 years ago - 1920 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Strand Theatre at night - Yonge Street north of King Street - opened 1915, closed 1920 in DowntownStrand Theatre at night - Yonge Street north of King Street - opened 1915, closed 1920
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
97 years ago - 1920 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1921 Historic photo from Monday, March 14, 1921 - Regent on Adelaide - The Best First Regent playbill in DowntownRegent on Adelaide - The Best First Regent playbill
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
96 years ago - Monday, March 14, 1921 - Downtown
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 30, 1923 - Dundas and Bond, looking west in DowntownDundas and Bond, looking west
94 years ago - Wednesday, May 30, 1923 - Downtown
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Saturday, December 6, 1924 - Northern Ontario Building site on Bay St, showing no parking, on east side, Saturday, after 12 noon in DowntownNorthern Ontario Building site on Bay St, showing no parking, on east side, Saturday, after 12 noon
93 years ago - Saturday, December 6, 1924 - Downtown
Max temp: 5.0°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 24, 1924 - Bay Street, looking north, from Adelaide, noon hour traffic and Walshs Cafeteria in DowntownBay Street, looking north, from Adelaide, noon hour traffic and Walshs Cafeteria
93 years ago - Wednesday, December 24, 1924 - Downtown
Max temp: -2.2°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 3.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Northern Ontario Building, Bay and Adelaide,  completed 1925 in DowntownNorthern Ontario Building, Bay and Adelaide, completed 1925
92 years ago - 1925 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, February 21, 1925 - Regent on Adelaide St. west of Yonge - Ad for Forbidden Fruit by Cecil B. De Mille in DowntownRegent on Adelaide St. west of Yonge - Ad for Forbidden Fruit by Cecil B. De Mille
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
92 years ago - Saturday, February 21, 1925 - Downtown
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1926 Historic photo from 1926 - North side of Queen Street West between Simcoe Street and University Avenue in DowntownNorth side of Queen Street West between Simcoe Street and University Avenue
91 years ago - 1926 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 12, 1926 - Doel House half demolished, Toronto in DowntownDoel House half demolished, Toronto
91 years ago - Tuesday, October 12, 1926 - Downtown
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1927 Historic photo from Monday, February 7, 1927 - Grand Opera House on Adelaide St, east, from Bay, noon, slow moving truck forced to use second traffic lane by parked cars, faster traffic in turn forced over to wrong side of street to pass in DowntownGrand Opera House on Adelaide St, east, from Bay, noon, slow moving truck forced to use second traffic lane by parked cars, faster traffic in turn forced over to wrong side of street to pass
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
90 years ago - Monday, February 7, 1927 - Downtown
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 27, 1927 - Traffic conditions outside Laura Secord, Adelaide and Bay, 12:05 in DowntownTraffic conditions outside Laura Secord, Adelaide and Bay, 12:05
90 years ago - Wednesday, April 27, 1927 - Downtown
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 27, 1927 - Traffic conditions, Adelaide and Bay looking north, 12:10 in DowntownTraffic conditions, Adelaide and Bay looking north, 12:10
90 years ago - Wednesday, April 27, 1927 - Downtown
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from 1928 - Hotel Widmer : south-west corner of Bay Street and Adelaide Street in DowntownHotel Widmer : south-west corner of Bay Street and Adelaide Street
(Categorized under: Hotels )
89 years ago - 1928 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, March 3, 1928 - Front and Simcoe, 1:33 p.m., looking south, from north side of Simcoe, north of Front in DowntownFront and Simcoe, 1:33 p.m., looking south, from north side of Simcoe, north of Front
89 years ago - Saturday, March 3, 1928 - Downtown
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -11.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, March 3, 1928 - Front and Simcoe, 12:05 p.m., looking east, from north side of Front Street, west of Simcoe in DowntownFront and Simcoe, 12:05 p.m., looking east, from north side of Front Street, west of Simcoe
89 years ago - Saturday, March 3, 1928 - Downtown
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -11.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, March 3, 1928 - Front and Simcoe, 11:50 a.m., looking east, from north side of Front Street, west of Simcoe in DowntownFront and Simcoe, 11:50 a.m., looking east, from north side of Front Street, west of Simcoe
89 years ago - Saturday, March 3, 1928 - Downtown
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -11.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Thursday, March 8, 1928 - Front St, midway between York and Simcoe, 5:30 p.m., showing heavy vehicular traffic in DowntownFront St, midway between York and Simcoe, 5:30 p.m., showing heavy vehicular traffic
89 years ago - Thursday, March 8, 1928 - Downtown
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Saturday, March 17, 1928 - Carls-Rite hotel (on left) and westbound traffic on Front St, from west side of Simcoe St, at 5:30 p.m., showing line up of cars and vehicles, almost back to York St in DowntownCarls-Rite hotel (on left) and westbound traffic on Front St, from west side of Simcoe St, at 5:30 p.m., showing line up of cars and vehicles, almost back to York St
(Categorized under: Hotels )
89 years ago - Saturday, March 17, 1928 - Downtown
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Monday, March 11, 1929 - Princess Theatre on the south side of King St. - University Avenue extension planning in DowntownPrincess Theatre on the south side of King St. - University Avenue extension planning
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
88 years ago - Monday, March 11, 1929 - Downtown at 194 King Street West (approx.) removed for University Ave. extension
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 24, 1929 - Simcoe St, south, from Richmond, showing condition of roadway after snowstorm in DowntownSimcoe St, south, from Richmond, showing condition of roadway after snowstorm
88 years ago - Tuesday, December 24, 1929 - Downtown
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -9.4°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - East side of Yonge Street south of Dundas - Tip Top Tailors in DowntownEast side of Yonge Street south of Dundas - Tip Top Tailors
87 years ago - 1930 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Aerial view of the University Avenue Armouries, looking south-east in DowntownAerial view of the University Avenue Armouries, looking south-east
87 years ago - 1930 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Cattos Dry Goods store - looking south-west on Yonge Street at  Shuter Street.  in DowntownCattos Dry Goods store - looking south-west on Yonge Street at Shuter Street.
87 years ago - 1930 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Cattos dry goods on the east side of Yonge Street, looking north east, from south of Shuter Street in DowntownCattos dry goods on the east side of Yonge Street, looking north east, from south of Shuter Street
87 years ago - 1930 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - 229-235 Yonge Street (east side) near  Shuter Street - La Vogue Hat Shoppe and one Minute Lunch in Downtown229-235 Yonge Street (east side) near Shuter Street - La Vogue Hat Shoppe and one Minute Lunch
87 years ago - 1930 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Lollar Building, Queen City Oil Co. - Grand Trunk Railway sign still visible (King and Yonge) in DowntownLollar Building, Queen City Oil Co. - Grand Trunk Railway sign still visible (King and Yonge)
87 years ago - 1930 - Downtown
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)
87 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)
1930 Historic photo from Sunday, July 6, 1930 - Laura Secord, and United Cigar Stores on southeast corner of Bay and Adelaide streets in DowntownLaura Secord, and United Cigar Stores on southeast corner of Bay and Adelaide streets
87 years ago - Sunday, July 6, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Friday, August 29, 1930 - College St, east, at Bay St, to Yonge St, T. Eaton furniture dept being built in DowntownCollege St, east, at Bay St, to Yonge St, T. Eaton furniture dept being built
87 years ago - Friday, August 29, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Traffic at 4 p.m., Yonge St, south, from Trinity Square in DowntownTraffic at 4 p.m., Yonge St, south, from Trinity Square
87 years ago - Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Traffic at 4 p.m., Yonge Street south, from Dundas Street in DowntownTraffic at 4 p.m., Yonge Street south, from Dundas Street
87 years ago - Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 28, 1931 - 130 Wellington Street West - University Avenue Extension in Downtown130 Wellington Street West - University Avenue Extension
86 years ago - Wednesday, January 28, 1931 - Downtown
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -13.9°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Friday, March 13, 1931 - 121-123 Wellington Street West - University Avenue Extension in Downtown121-123 Wellington Street West - University Avenue Extension
86 years ago - Friday, March 13, 1931 - Downtown
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Friday, July 10, 1931 - Dundas St and Yonge St, special trackwork, 6 a.m. in DowntownDundas St and Yonge St, special trackwork, 6 a.m.
86 years ago - Friday, July 10, 1931 - Downtown
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Sunday, August 23, 1931 - South side of Queen Street West from No. 191 to Simcoe Street (University Avenue extension south from Queen Street) in DowntownSouth side of Queen Street West from No. 191 to Simcoe Street (University Avenue extension south from Queen Street)
86 years ago - Sunday, August 23, 1931 - Downtown
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Sunday, August 23, 1931 - South side Queen Street from Simcoe Street west to 233 in DowntownSouth side Queen Street from Simcoe Street west to 233
86 years ago - Sunday, August 23, 1931 - Downtown
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from 1935 - Carls-Rite Hotel - Mayor Samuel McBride and wife Frances Jane (with Hotel Carls-Rite sign) in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel - Mayor Samuel McBride and wife Frances Jane (with Hotel Carls-Rite sign)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
82 years ago - 1935 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, April 25, 1935 - Overseas passengers of Colonial Coach Lines leaving Grey Coach Lines terminal in DowntownOverseas passengers of Colonial Coach Lines leaving Grey Coach Lines terminal
82 years ago - Thursday, April 25, 1935 - Downtown
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 24, 1935 - Canadian National Telegraphs and Hunts Savary - Bay St. south of City Hall in DowntownCanadian National Telegraphs and Hunts Savary - Bay St. south of City Hall
82 years ago - Tuesday, December 24, 1935 - Downtown
Max temp: -7.8°C - Min temp: -15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 25, 1935 - Looking south on Yonge St at 2PM opposite centre line of Trinity Square traffic every afternoon for days before Christmas;  in DowntownLooking south on Yonge St at 2PM opposite centre line of Trinity Square traffic every afternoon for days before Christmas;
82 years ago - Wednesday, December 25, 1935 - Downtown
Max temp: -10.0°C - Min temp: -12.8°C - 1.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, December 11, 1944 - Playing Street hockey on Bay Street south of Old City Hall after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours) in DowntownPlaying Street hockey on Bay Street south of Old City Hall after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours)
73 years ago - Monday, December 11, 1944 - Downtown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 48.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from Monday, December 11, 1944 - Eatons College Street store - just one story - after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours) in DowntownEatons College Street store - just one story - after snowstorm (22.5 inches in 36 hours)
73 years ago - Monday, December 11, 1944 - Downtown
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 48.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - A Good Hotel dining room - 572 Bay St., between Louisa St. and Dundas St. W. in DowntownA Good Hotel dining room - 572 Bay St., between Louisa St. and Dundas St. W.
(Categorized under: Hotels )
72 years ago - 1945 - Downtown
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Scholes Hotel - became the Colonial Tavern jazz venue - 201-203 Yonge Street in DowntownScholes Hotel - became the Colonial Tavern jazz venue - 201-203 Yonge Street
(Categorized under: Hotels )
72 years ago - 1945 - Downtown at 201-203 Yonge Street north of Queen Street
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1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Tivoli Theatre - 17 Richmond St. East - opened Nov 10, 1917 as the Allen Theatre in DowntownTivoli Theatre - 17 Richmond St. East - opened Nov 10, 1917 as the Allen Theatre
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
72 years ago - 1945 - Downtown
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1946 Historic photo from 1946 - Carls-Rite Hotel on Front Street - built 1893 and known as the Grand Union, then Hotel Carls-Rite, finally the Hotel Barclay in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel on Front Street - built 1893 and known as the Grand Union, then Hotel Carls-Rite, finally the Hotel Barclay
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Hotels )
71 years ago - 1946 - Downtown
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1949 Historic photo from 1949 - Downtown Theatre - 285 Yonge Street. Built 1948, closed 1972 in DowntownDowntown Theatre - 285 Yonge Street. Built 1948, closed 1972
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
68 years ago - 1949 - Downtown at 285 Yonge Street at Dundas Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1950 Historic photo from 1950 - College Street looking east from Bay St to Eatons College Street and Bay Street addition in DowntownCollege Street looking east from Bay St to Eatons College Street and Bay Street addition
67 years ago - 1950 - Downtown
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1950 Historic photo from 1950 - Yonge Street, looking north, south of College / Carlton Street with T Eaton store on left in DowntownYonge Street, looking north, south of College / Carlton Street with T Eaton store on left
67 years ago - 1950 - Downtown
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1950 Historic photo from Monday, April 3, 1950 - Ad in the Toronto Telegram for Joy Frocks Ltd. related to the new Toronto Subway in DowntownAd in the Toronto Telegram for Joy Frocks Ltd. related to the new Toronto Subway
67 years ago - Monday, April 3, 1950 - Downtown at 95 Yonge Street south of Adelaide Street
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
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1950 Historic photo from Friday, October 27, 1950 - Construction of the Queen Street Subway Station showing steel beams in the ceiling in DowntownConstruction of the Queen Street Subway Station showing steel beams in the ceiling
67 years ago - Friday, October 27, 1950 - Downtown
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
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1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 12, 1950 - Sign for Canada's First Subway, Shuter Street, east of Yonge in DowntownSign for Canada's First Subway, Shuter Street, east of Yonge
67 years ago - Tuesday, December 12, 1950 - Downtown
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -3.3°C (weather details)
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1954 Historic photo from Friday, April 2, 1954 - Window display of Bata shoes on the south side 239 Yonge Street in DowntownWindow display of Bata shoes on the south side 239 Yonge Street
63 years ago - Friday, April 2, 1954 - Downtown at 239 Yonge Street south of Dundas Street
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Friday, April 2, 1954 - Silver Rail - music posters in the window - 225 Yonge Street in DowntownSilver Rail - music posters in the window - 225 Yonge Street
63 years ago - Friday, April 2, 1954 - Downtown at 225 Yonge Street south of Dundas Street
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Saturday, June 25, 1955 - Manning Arcade (or the Toronto Arcade) - built 1883 - balcony and sculptures in DowntownManning Arcade (or the Toronto Arcade) - built 1883 - balcony and sculptures
62 years ago - Saturday, June 25, 1955 - Downtown at 137 Yonge Street at Temperance Street
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1960 Historic photo from 1960 - Carls-Rite Hotel with Hotel Barclay sign in DowntownCarls-Rite Hotel with Hotel Barclay sign
(Categorized under: Hotels )
57 years ago - 1960 - Downtown
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1964 Historic photo from 1964 - Power station at Simcoe Street and Adelaide Street West, southeast corner, International Union of Operating Engineers in DowntownPower station at Simcoe Street and Adelaide Street West, southeast corner, International Union of Operating Engineers
53 years ago - 1964 - Downtown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1969 Historic photo from Saturday, November 8, 1969 - University Avenue, looking south from north of Queen Street West in DowntownUniversity Avenue, looking south from north of Queen Street West
48 years ago - Saturday, November 8, 1969 - Downtown
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 10, 1973 - Ford Hotel during demolition - Built in 1928, 12 stories, 750 rooms in DowntownFord Hotel during demolition - Built in 1928, 12 stories, 750 rooms
(Categorized under: Hotels )
44 years ago - Wednesday, October 10, 1973 - Downtown
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
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1973 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 7, 1973 - Looking west from Yonge Street to Trinity Square (Now the Eaton Centre) in DowntownLooking west from Yonge Street to Trinity Square (Now the Eaton Centre)
44 years ago - Wednesday, November 7, 1973 - Downtown
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, February 1, 1974 - Burtons Mens Clothing and Coles bookstore, 301 Yonge Street, east side, at Dundas Street East, southeast corner in DowntownBurtons Mens Clothing and Coles bookstore, 301 Yonge Street, east side, at Dundas Street East, southeast corner
43 years ago - Friday, February 1, 1974 - Downtown at 301 Yonge Street s.e. corner at Dundas Street
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C - 2.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
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1974 Historic photo from Friday, February 1, 1974 - Burtons Mens Clothing and Coles bookstore, 301 Yonge Street, east side, at Dundas Street East, southeast corner in DowntownBurtons Mens Clothing and Coles bookstore, 301 Yonge Street, east side, at Dundas Street East, southeast corner
43 years ago - Friday, February 1, 1974 - Downtown at 301 Yonge Street s.e. corner at Dundas Street
Max temp: -5.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C - 2.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
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1975 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 4, 1975 - View of St. George's Hall - 14 Elm Street - The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto in DowntownView of St. George's Hall - 14 Elm Street - The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
42 years ago - Tuesday, November 4, 1975 - Downtown
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)