Historic photos from around The Annex, Toronto

Just north of the University of Toronto, the affulent Annex neighbourhood was developed in the 1880s and 1890s. Many of the beautiful Victorian and Edwardian homes and mansions have survivied, but their size have meant they have often been subdivided.The architect E.J. Lennox designed 'Annex style' brick and sandstone homes with distinctive turrets and rounded arches; a style which was then imitated.

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.

 
 

1870 Historic photo from 1870 - Russell Hill - Augustus Baldwin house - built 1818, demolished 1872, Davenport Rd., n. side (at present Glen Edyth Place) in The AnnexRussell Hill - Augustus Baldwin house - built 1818, demolished 1872, Davenport Rd., n. side (at present Glen Edyth Place)
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
144 years ago - The Annex - 1870
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1894 Historic photo from 1894 - Davenport - Wells Residence, n. of Davenport Rd., e. of Bathurst St. - built in the 1820s in The AnnexDavenport - Wells Residence, n. of Davenport Rd., e. of Bathurst St. - built in the 1820s
(Categorized under: Davenport and the hill )
120 years ago - The Annex - 1894
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Gates by the southern lodge of the Glen Edyth Estate in The AnnexGates by the southern lodge of the Glen Edyth Estate
(Categorized under: Glen edyth nordheimer estate )
119 years ago - The Annex - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Davenport -  built by Colonel Joseph Wells in the 1820s, demolished 1913. North/east of Bathurst and Davenport in The AnnexDavenport - built by Colonel Joseph Wells in the 1820s, demolished 1913. North/east of Bathurst and Davenport
(Categorized under: Davenport and the hill )
114 years ago - The Annex - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1904 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 5, 1904 - St. George Street south of Dupont Street,. old concrete in The AnnexSt. George Street south of Dupont Street,. old concrete
110 years ago - The Annex - Tuesday, July 5, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 5, 1904 - Old concrete St. George Street south of Dupont in The AnnexOld concrete St. George Street south of Dupont
110 years ago - The Annex - Tuesday, July 5, 1904
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Glen Edyth - Samuel Nordheimer Estate - lodge with road through the middle - in intersection of present Macpherson Ave. & Poplar Plains Rd. in The AnnexGlen Edyth - Samuel Nordheimer Estate - lodge with road through the middle - in intersection of present Macpherson Ave. & Poplar Plains Rd.
(Categorized under: Glen edyth nordheimer estate )
104 years ago - The Annex - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Glen Edyth - Samuel Nordheimer Estate - lodge with road through the middle - in intersection of present Macpherson Ave. & Poplar Plains Rd. in The AnnexGlen Edyth - Samuel Nordheimer Estate - lodge with road through the middle - in intersection of present Macpherson Ave. & Poplar Plains Rd.
104 years ago - The Annex - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Glenedyth gatehouse - Nordheimer Estate in The AnnexGlenedyth gatehouse - Nordheimer Estate
(Categorized under: Glen edyth nordheimer estate )
104 years ago - The Annex - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Thursday, October 9, 1913 - New trees and garden in Kendal Square (now Jean Sibelius Square) in The AnnexNew trees and garden in Kendal Square (now Jean Sibelius Square)
101 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, October 9, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Thursday, October 9, 1913 - Man on path and houses around Kendal Square now Jean Sibelius Square in The AnnexMan on path and houses around Kendal Square now Jean Sibelius Square
101 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, October 9, 1913
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Monday, September 20, 1915 - 464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658 in The Annex464 Dupont St. The Exclusive Wardrobe. Cleaning, Dyeing & Pressing Phone Hill 1658
99 years ago - The Annex - Monday, September 20, 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 23, 1917 - Trees at 327 Brunswick Avenue north of Bloor St West in The AnnexTrees at 327 Brunswick Avenue north of Bloor St West
97 years ago - The Annex - Wednesday, May 23, 1917
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Monday, March 4, 1918 - Spectators and crashed car after auto accident No. 1042 Bloor Street West near Walmer Road in The AnnexSpectators and crashed car after auto accident No. 1042 Bloor Street West near Walmer Road
96 years ago - The Annex - Monday, March 4, 1918
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Midtown Theatre - Madison Theatre at the time of the photo - College Inn Lunch next door in The AnnexMidtown Theatre - Madison Theatre at the time of the photo - College Inn Lunch next door
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
95 years ago - The Annex - 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Ardwold -  Sir John Craig Eaton's mansion - looking n.e. at right behind trees is Glen Edyth in The AnnexArdwold - Sir John Craig Eaton's mansion - looking n.e. at right behind trees is Glen Edyth
(Categorized under: Ardwold --- Glen edyth nordheimer estate )
92 years ago - The Annex - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Ardwold Estate demolished 1936 for Ardwold Gate subdivision in The AnnexArdwold Estate demolished 1936 for Ardwold Gate subdivision
(Categorized under: Ardwold )
92 years ago - The Annex - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - 274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina in The Annex274, 276, 278 Dupont Street north-west corner at Spadina
92 years ago - The Annex - Saturday, December 9, 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 29, 1924 - No. 280 Bloor Street West, James Crowther residence in The AnnexNo. 280 Bloor Street West, James Crowther residence
90 years ago - The Annex - Tuesday, April 29, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, May 14, 1925 - Track construction on Dupont St, looking east, from Bathurst in The AnnexTrack construction on Dupont St, looking east, from Bathurst
89 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, May 14, 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, September 17, 1925 - Dupont St, east of Christie with Lums Chop Suey Cafe in The AnnexDupont St, east of Christie with Lums Chop Suey Cafe
89 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, September 17, 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Saturday, October 16, 1926 - Building streetcar tracks on Dupont St, looking east, from Clinton in The AnnexBuilding streetcar tracks on Dupont St, looking east, from Clinton
88 years ago - The Annex - Saturday, October 16, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1928 - Corner of Boulton Drive and Macpherson - #6 Boulton under construction in The AnnexCorner of Boulton Drive and Macpherson - #6 Boulton under construction
86 years ago - The Annex - Wednesday, June 13, 1928
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Thursday, October 2, 1930 - Scotts Grocery Store in The AnnexScotts Grocery Store
84 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, October 2, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Thursday, January 8, 1931 - M. Wolfe Drugs and Ryckman committee room at 149-151 Dupont Street in The AnnexM. Wolfe Drugs and Ryckman committee room at 149-151 Dupont Street
83 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, January 8, 1931
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Thursday, January 8, 1931 - Duplex at 155-157 Dupont Street in The AnnexDuplex at 155-157 Dupont Street
83 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, January 8, 1931
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 11, 1931 - Dupont St and Avenue Rd, looking north with a trolley on the way in The AnnexDupont St and Avenue Rd, looking north with a trolley on the way
83 years ago - The Annex - Tuesday, August 11, 1931
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Thursday, January 13, 1938 - Winter view up Davenport Road north to Dupont Street and Imperial gas station in The AnnexWinter view up Davenport Road north to Dupont Street and Imperial gas station
76 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, January 13, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Monday, January 17, 1938 - Winter conditions on Dupont Street west of Christie St in The AnnexWinter conditions on Dupont Street west of Christie St
76 years ago - The Annex - Monday, January 17, 1938
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Midtown Theatre 506 Bloor Street West - now the Bloor Cinema in The AnnexMidtown Theatre 506 Bloor Street West - now the Bloor Cinema
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
69 years ago - The Annex - 1945
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Midtown Theatre  also known as the Capri - opened 1913 as the Madison in The AnnexMidtown Theatre also known as the Capri - opened 1913 as the Madison
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
67 years ago - The Annex - 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1952 Historic photo from 1952 - Walmer Road Park and Church, Walmer Rd. at Lowther Ave. : Toronto Public Library in The AnnexWalmer Road Park and Church, Walmer Rd. at Lowther Ave. : Toronto Public Library
62 years ago - The Annex - 1952
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from 1955 - Sign of the Steer Restaurant - 161 Dupont at Davenport in The AnnexSign of the Steer Restaurant - 161 Dupont at Davenport
59 years ago - The Annex - 1955
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1963 Historic photo from Saturday, May 4, 1963 - Two girls seated on either side of gate to garden - rear of 21 Lowther Avenue  in The AnnexTwo girls seated on either side of gate to garden - rear of 21 Lowther Avenue
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
51 years ago - The Annex - Saturday, May 4, 1963
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Thursday, February 21, 1974 - Parcel 2220, 274-278 Dupont Street next to Modern Laundry in The AnnexParcel 2220, 274-278 Dupont Street next to Modern Laundry
40 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, February 21, 1974
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Thursday, February 21, 1974 - Now Dupond Subway Station - 274-278 Dupont Street, front, Bank of Nova Scotia in The AnnexNow Dupond Subway Station - 274-278 Dupont Street, front, Bank of Nova Scotia
40 years ago - The Annex - Thursday, February 21, 1974
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 16, 1974 - Parcel 2295, 284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food, rear in The AnnexParcel 2295, 284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food, rear
40 years ago - The Annex - Wednesday, October 16, 1974
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 16, 1974 - 284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food (Parcel 2295) in The Annex284 Dupont Street, Downtown Chinese Food (Parcel 2295)
40 years ago - The Annex - Wednesday, October 16, 1974
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1976 Historic photo from 1976 - 9 Spadina Road, east side, north of Bloor Street West, Karabanow Tourist Home, front in The Annex9 Spadina Road, east side, north of Bloor Street West, Karabanow Tourist Home, front
38 years ago - The Annex - 1976
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1976 Historic photo from 1976 - 8 Spadina Road, west side, north of Bloor Street West, front, Olivetti Underwood Central Branch in The Annex8 Spadina Road, west side, north of Bloor Street West, front, Olivetti Underwood Central Branch
38 years ago - The Annex - 1976
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1976 Historic photo from 1976 - Scotiabank, Bloor Street West at Spadina Road, northeast corner in The AnnexScotiabank, Bloor Street West at Spadina Road, northeast corner
38 years ago - The Annex - 1976
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1976 Historic photo from 1976 - Varsity Restaurant, 328 Bloor Street West, north side, east of Spadina Road in The AnnexVarsity Restaurant, 328 Bloor Street West, north side, east of Spadina Road
38 years ago - The Annex - 1976
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1976 Historic photo from 1976 - Row of stores, Bloor Street West, north side, between Spadina Road and Madison Avenue in The AnnexRow of stores, Bloor Street West, north side, between Spadina Road and Madison Avenue
38 years ago - The Annex - 1976
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1976 Historic photo from 1976 - Scouts Canada building, Bloor Street West at Madison Avenue, northwest corner in The AnnexScouts Canada building, Bloor Street West at Madison Avenue, northwest corner
38 years ago - The Annex - 1976
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2004 Historic photo from Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 320 Bloor St W - May 16, 2004 by 'collations'  - Patrick Cummins in The Annex320 Bloor St W - May 16, 2004 by 'collations' - Patrick Cummins
10 years ago - The Annex - Sunday, May 16, 2004
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)