Historic photos from around Dufferin Grove, Toronto

West of the main city core, Dufferin Grove is a working class neighbourhood with a range of cultures. It runs south of Bloor between Dufferin and Ossington, through College Street, down to Dundas. A strong community has centered itself around the Dufferin Grove park - see their Friends of Dufferin Grove Park website for more details.

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1875 Historic photo from 1875 - Wesley Methodist (United) Church, Dundas St. W., n.w. corner Ossington Ave. in Dufferin GroveWesley Methodist (United) Church, Dundas St. W., n.w. corner Ossington Ave.
140 years ago - 1875 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Havelock Street looking south to College Street in Dufferin GroveHavelock Street looking south to College Street
125 years ago - 1890 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Havelock Street looking north to Dewson Street in Dufferin GroveHavelock Street looking north to Dewson Street
125 years ago - 1890 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Aftermath of fire in dispensing chemist and Bobs Shaving Parlor - Bloor St. W., n.e. cor. Dovercourt Rd., in Dufferin GroveAftermath of fire in dispensing chemist and Bobs Shaving Parlor - Bloor St. W., n.e. cor. Dovercourt Rd.,
115 years ago - 1900 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Rusholme Road, near Dundas in Dufferin GroveRusholme Road, near Dundas
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
106 years ago - 1909 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Coolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans house in Dufferin GroveCoolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans house
102 years ago - Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Coolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans Home in Dufferin GroveCoolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans Home
102 years ago - Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Before stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveBefore stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue
102 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Kids playing in Dufferin Grove park - north from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveKids playing in Dufferin Grove park - north from Gladstone Avenue
102 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Saturday, April 12, 1913 - Plan of Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GrovePlan of Dufferin Grove Park
102 years ago - Saturday, April 12, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Monday, April 28, 1913 - Before two trees were removed Dufferin Grove in Dufferin GroveBefore two trees were removed Dufferin Grove
102 years ago - Monday, April 28, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 29, 1913 - Dufferin Grove park building in Dufferin GroveDufferin Grove park building
102 years ago - Tuesday, April 29, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove park and houses over the fence in Dufferin GroveDufferin Grove park and houses over the fence
102 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Backyard of houses around Dufferin Grove park in Dufferin GroveBackyard of houses around Dufferin Grove park
102 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Fence and houses around Dufferin Grove park in Dufferin GroveFence and houses around Dufferin Grove park
102 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, February 7, 1914 - Stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveStone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue
101 years ago - Saturday, February 7, 1914 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 11, 1915 - West side of Havelock Street in Dufferin GroveWest side of Havelock Street
100 years ago - Wednesday, August 11, 1915 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Garden and coverd children's sand pit - Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GroveGarden and coverd children's sand pit - Dufferin Grove Park
98 years ago - Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Path and trees in Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GrovePath and trees in Dufferin Grove Park
98 years ago - Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Rusholme estate entrance - home of Colonel George Taylor Dennison - demolished 1953 in Dufferin GroveRusholme estate entrance - home of Colonel George Taylor Dennison - demolished 1953
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
95 years ago - 1920 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Ossington Ave. at Harrison St in Dufferin GroveOssington Ave. at Harrison St
95 years ago - Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Ossington Ave. at Shannon St looking south in Dufferin GroveOssington Ave. at Shannon St looking south
95 years ago - Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1921 - Lawn tennis at Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GroveLawn tennis at Dufferin Grove Park
94 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1921 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1923 - St. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave. in Dufferin GroveSt. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave.
92 years ago - Friday, December 14, 1923 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Edith L. Groves Public School -344 Dovercourt, near St. Anns Road in Dufferin GroveEdith L. Groves Public School -344 Dovercourt, near St. Anns Road
90 years ago - 1925 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 9, 1927 - Track construction on College St, west of Havelock in Dufferin GroveTrack construction on College St, west of Havelock
88 years ago - Tuesday, August 9, 1927 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 26, 1930 - Flower beds on west side of Havelock Street in Dufferin GroveFlower beds on west side of Havelock Street
85 years ago - Tuesday, August 26, 1930 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, April 21, 1932 - Proposed lane rear of St. Anne in Dufferin GroveProposed lane rear of St. Anne
83 years ago - Thursday, April 21, 1932 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, April 26, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - April in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - April
81 years ago - Thursday, April 26, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, May 21, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May
81 years ago - Monday, May 21, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, May 21, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May
81 years ago - Monday, May 21, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - State of the row of trees in Dufferin Grove - July in Dufferin GroveState of the row of trees in Dufferin Grove - July
81 years ago - Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - July 31st in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - July 31st
81 years ago - Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 13.9°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 )
68 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 )
68 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 )
68 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)
1957 Historic photo from Saturday, November 23, 1957 - Aftermath of fire at the Wesley Methodist United Church - Dundas and Ossington in Dufferin GroveAftermath of fire at the Wesley Methodist United Church - Dundas and Ossington
58 years ago - Saturday, November 23, 1957 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)