Historic photos from around Ryerson, Toronto

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

 
 

1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Normal School building : central facade still stands - Gould Street, north-side east of Yonge  in RyersonNormal School building : central facade still stands - Gould Street, north-side east of Yonge
(Categorized under: Oldest known Toronto photos )
161 years ago - 1856 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1882 Historic photo from 1882 - Normal School, Gould St., n. side, between Victoria and Church Sts. in RyersonNormal School, Gould St., n. side, between Victoria and Church Sts.
135 years ago - 1882 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Toronto Normal School, Gould Street - now Ryerson in RyersonToronto Normal School, Gould Street - now Ryerson
106 years ago - 1911 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Ontario College of Pharmacy building at 44-46 Gerrard St. East (built 1887) in RyersonOntario College of Pharmacy building at 44-46 Gerrard St. East (built 1887)
106 years ago - 1911 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Cosmopolitan Theatre at Yonge Street and Gould Avenue, Toronto in RyersonCosmopolitan Theatre at Yonge Street and Gould Avenue, Toronto
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
97 years ago - 1920 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Boys in costumes for a Purim spiel (or Purimshpil, a play) - front steps of Holy Blossom Synagogue (1897-1937) in RyersonBoys in costumes for a Purim spiel (or Purimshpil, a play) - front steps of Holy Blossom Synagogue (1897-1937)
97 years ago - 1920 - Ryerson at 115 Bond Street north of Dundas Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, May 12, 1930 - Magistrate Cohen funeral with honorary pallbearers - outside Holy Blossom Synagogue (1897-1937) in RyersonMagistrate Cohen funeral with honorary pallbearers - outside Holy Blossom Synagogue (1897-1937)
87 years ago - Monday, May 12, 1930 - Ryerson at 115 Bond Street north of Dundas Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Imperial Hotel - 54-58 Dundas St. E., on north-east corner of Dundas and Victoria Lane in RyersonImperial Hotel - 54-58 Dundas St. E., on north-east corner of Dundas and Victoria Lane
(Categorized under: Hotels )
72 years ago - 1945 - Ryerson
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, August 22, 1949 - Dalhousie Street looking north from Gould Street in RyersonDalhousie Street looking north from Gould Street
68 years ago - Monday, August 22, 1949 - Ryerson
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Monday, August 22, 1949 - North-eastward view of Yonge Street and Dundas Square in RyersonNorth-eastward view of Yonge Street and Dundas Square
68 years ago - Monday, August 22, 1949 - Ryerson
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1949 Historic photo from Thursday, September 22, 1949 - Dalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard Street East in RyersonDalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard Street East
68 years ago - Thursday, September 22, 1949 - Ryerson
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 19, 1950 - Dalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard after widening in RyersonDalhousie Street looking south from Gerrard after widening
67 years ago - Tuesday, September 19, 1950 - Ryerson
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 7, 1954 - Bassel's Restaurant - 389 Yonge Street at Gerrard - Raging Tide in the background in RyersonBassel's Restaurant - 389 Yonge Street at Gerrard - Raging Tide in the background
63 years ago - Wednesday, April 7, 1954 - Ryerson at 389 Yonge Street at Gerrard Street
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 7, 1954 - South Doorway to Bassel's restaurant at 389 Yonge Street - Billy Duke Quartet in RyersonSouth Doorway to Bassel's restaurant at 389 Yonge Street - Billy Duke Quartet
63 years ago - Wednesday, April 7, 1954 - Ryerson at 389 Yonge Street at Gerrard Street
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Thursday, November 22, 1973 - Edison Hotel at 335 Yonge and Gould Street - Empress Hotel - built 1888, destoyed in fire 2011 in RyersonEdison Hotel at 335 Yonge and Gould Street - Empress Hotel - built 1888, destoyed in fire 2011
(Categorized under: Hotels )
44 years ago - Thursday, November 22, 1973 - Ryerson
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1975 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 4, 1975 - Columns - St. George's Greek Orthodox church - classic example of a corinthian capital with volutes, acanthus, etc... in RyersonColumns - St. George's Greek Orthodox church - classic example of a corinthian capital with volutes, acanthus, etc...
42 years ago - Tuesday, November 4, 1975 - Ryerson at 120 Bond Street north of Dundas Street East
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1981 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 20, 1981 - Bond St Temple boarded up after fire in RyersonBond St Temple boarded up after fire
36 years ago - Tuesday, October 20, 1981 - Ryerson at 103 (approx) Bond Street n.e. corner at Dundas Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1981 Historic photo from Saturday, November 7, 1981 - Looking north on Bond Street with Bond Street Temple in the foreground, and St. Georges Greek Orthodox church farther north in RyersonLooking north on Bond Street with Bond Street Temple in the foreground, and St. Georges Greek Orthodox church farther north
36 years ago - Saturday, November 7, 1981 - Ryerson at 103 Bond Street (approx.) n.e corner at Dundas Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)