Historic photos from around The Junction, Toronto

Also known as the West Toronto Diamond, The Junction is centred around Dundas Street West and Keele Street. In the mid-1850's most of the area was part of the Keele family Carlton Race Course, home of the first Queen's Plate. It has long been an industrial neighbourhood, where the CP east-west main line crosses the CN tracks. It is home to the Ontario Stockyards and many meat packing companies. It was the last dry area of Toronto, and is now known for its many restaurants and bars along Dundas Street.

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1893 Historic photo from 1893 - The Old Peacock Tavern (before moving north and becoming a hotel), Dundas St. W., n.w. cor. Brad St.  in The JunctionThe Old Peacock Tavern (before moving north and becoming a hotel), Dundas St. W., n.w. cor. Brad St.
122 years ago - 1893 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from Friday, September 30, 1910 - Royce Avenue (Dupont Street) west at Perth Ave in The JunctionRoyce Avenue (Dupont Street) west at Perth Ave
105 years ago - Friday, September 30, 1910 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 17, 1912 - Peacock Hotel on Dundas Street West at Royce Avenue (Dupont) in The JunctionPeacock Hotel on Dundas Street West at Royce Avenue (Dupont)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
103 years ago - Tuesday, September 17, 1912 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 18, 1913 - Keele and Humberside Park (now Baird Park) in The JunctionKeele and Humberside Park (now Baird Park)
102 years ago - Tuesday, February 18, 1913 - The Junction
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -13.3°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - Soccer fields in Uttley Park (now Oakmount Park) in The JunctionSoccer fields in Uttley Park (now Oakmount Park)
102 years ago - Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - Keele Street Park (now Oakmount Park?) in The JunctionKeele Street Park (now Oakmount Park?)
102 years ago - Wednesday, October 15, 1913 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Toronto Public Library - Edwardian Classicism Annette Branch built with a Carnegie grant, at Medland St designed by local Ellis & Connery in The JunctionToronto Public Library - Edwardian Classicism Annette Branch built with a Carnegie grant, at Medland St designed by local Ellis & Connery
100 years ago - 1915 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1916 Historic photo from 1916 - Maple Leaf Milling Co. and Campbell Flour Mills Co. Ltd. in The JunctionMaple Leaf Milling Co. and Campbell Flour Mills Co. Ltd.
99 years ago - 1916 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Sterling Road tower - tallest in Canada until Royal York - Tower Automotive/Algoods/Northern Aluminum Comp in The JunctionSterling Road tower - tallest in Canada until Royal York - Tower Automotive/Algoods/Northern Aluminum Comp
96 years ago - 1919 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - Dundas Street bridge west to Sterling Road in The JunctionDundas Street bridge west to Sterling Road
92 years ago - Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - Sterling Road looking north from Dundas Street West in The JunctionSterling Road looking north from Dundas Street West
92 years ago - Wednesday, March 21, 1923 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, April 6, 1923 - Royce Avenue (Dupont St.) and Dundas Street railway crossing looking east in The JunctionRoyce Avenue (Dupont St.) and Dundas Street railway crossing looking east
92 years ago - Friday, April 6, 1923 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, October 8, 1923 - Keele St, south, from Hirons St in The JunctionKeele St, south, from Hirons St
92 years ago - Monday, October 8, 1923 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 28, 1923 - Laying streetcar tracks on Dundas, looking west, from Pacific in The JunctionLaying streetcar tracks on Dundas, looking west, from Pacific
92 years ago - Wednesday, November 28, 1923 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1923 - Mavety Theatre on Dundas Street, looking west in The JunctionMavety Theatre on Dundas Street, looking west
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
92 years ago - Monday, December 3, 1923 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 16, 1927 - Heydon House Hotel, northwest corner of Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel, northwest corner of Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue
(Categorized under: Hotels )
88 years ago - Wednesday, March 16, 1927 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Thursday, November 14, 1929 - 11:20AM Lansdowne Avenue - Royce Avenue crossing with train waiting in The Junction11:20AM Lansdowne Avenue - Royce Avenue crossing with train waiting
86 years ago - Thursday, November 14, 1929 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Thursday, July 9, 1931 - St. Clair Avenue west to Keele Street in The JunctionSt. Clair Avenue west to Keele Street
84 years ago - Thursday, July 9, 1931 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Saturday, April 23, 1932 - Subway - Royce Ave, east of Dundas in The JunctionSubway - Royce Ave, east of Dundas
83 years ago - Saturday, April 23, 1932 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Saturday, April 23, 1932 - Canadian General Electric Co on Lansdowne Ave, north of Royce Ave (Dupont) in The JunctionCanadian General Electric Co on Lansdowne Ave, north of Royce Ave (Dupont)
83 years ago - Saturday, April 23, 1932 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, April 25, 1932 - Royce Ave subway, looking west, to northern approach in The JunctionRoyce Ave subway, looking west, to northern approach
83 years ago - Monday, April 25, 1932 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, April 25, 1932 - Western approach to Royce Ave subway, looking north, (Executive Department) in The JunctionWestern approach to Royce Ave subway, looking north, (Executive Department)
83 years ago - Monday, April 25, 1932 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Friday, December 9, 1932 - New Street at Campbell Milling Company in The JunctionNew Street at Campbell Milling Company
83 years ago - Friday, December 9, 1932 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, March 2, 1934 - Bloor St, looking east, at Sterling Rd, to Symington Ave, case #1338, (Legal Department) in The JunctionBloor St, looking east, at Sterling Rd, to Symington Ave, case #1338, (Legal Department)
81 years ago - Friday, March 2, 1934 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, March 2, 1934 - Case #1338, Bloor St, east of Symington, looking wast to Symington and Sterling Rd, (Legal Department) in The JunctionCase #1338, Bloor St, east of Symington, looking wast to Symington and Sterling Rd, (Legal Department)
81 years ago - Friday, March 2, 1934 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 30, 1934 - Rear of Service Station Dundas Street south side opposite Sterling Road in The JunctionRear of Service Station Dundas Street south side opposite Sterling Road
81 years ago - Tuesday, October 30, 1934 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 26, 1935 - No. 336 Annette Street, Wm. Wilson residence, Annette Street west of Laws Street in The JunctionNo. 336 Annette Street, Wm. Wilson residence, Annette Street west of Laws Street
80 years ago - Tuesday, March 26, 1935 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Saturday, September 12, 1936 - Dundas St, looking west, to Sterling Road; photo taken 4 feet south of north curb, 113 feet east of hydro pole on north-east corner of Sterling Road and Dundas Street, (Legal Department) in The JunctionDundas St, looking west, to Sterling Road; photo taken 4 feet south of north curb, 113 feet east of hydro pole on north-east corner of Sterling Road and Dundas Street, (Legal Department)
79 years ago - Saturday, September 12, 1936 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 1, 1937 - Dundas Street looking southeast from west of Sterling Road in The JunctionDundas Street looking southeast from west of Sterling Road
78 years ago - Tuesday, June 1, 1937 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 1, 1937 - Dundas Street east across Sterling Road in The JunctionDundas Street east across Sterling Road
78 years ago - Tuesday, June 1, 1937 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from 1942 - IBM factory, Campbell Ave., s.w. cor. Dupont St. (trolly wires suggest later than 1942 though) in The JunctionIBM factory, Campbell Ave., s.w. cor. Dupont St. (trolly wires suggest later than 1942 though)
73 years ago - 1942 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1942 Historic photo from Thursday, January 15, 1942 - Fire escape and car in alley along the side of 215 Mavety Street in The JunctionFire escape and car in alley along the side of 215 Mavety Street
73 years ago - Thursday, January 15, 1942 - The Junction at 215 Mavety Street just south of Dundas Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1948 Historic photo from 1948 - Painting by James Blomfield of Dundas and Keele St - West Toronto Junction Town Hall (now demolished) in The JunctionPainting by James Blomfield of Dundas and Keele St - West Toronto Junction Town Hall (now demolished)
67 years ago - 1948 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1952 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 19, 1952 - Front of 310 Keele Street in The JunctionFront of 310 Keele Street
63 years ago - Tuesday, February 19, 1952 - The Junction
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -9.4°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 19, 1952 - Back of 310 Keele Street  in The JunctionBack of 310 Keele Street
63 years ago - Tuesday, February 19, 1952 - The Junction
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -9.4°C
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from 1954 - Subway Hotel (then the Keele Hotel), Keele St., s.w. cor. Vine Ave. in The JunctionSubway Hotel (then the Keele Hotel), Keele St., s.w. cor. Vine Ave.
61 years ago - 1954 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from 1955 - Union Stock Yards (then called Ontario Stock Yards) Keele St., s.w. cor. St. Clair Ave. W. in The JunctionUnion Stock Yards (then called Ontario Stock Yards) Keele St., s.w. cor. St. Clair Ave. W.
60 years ago - 1955 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Saturday, April 9, 1955 - West Toronto Railway Station (C.P.R.), Old Weston Road, e. side, n. of Dundas St. W in The JunctionWest Toronto Railway Station (C.P.R.), Old Weston Road, e. side, n. of Dundas St. W
60 years ago - Saturday, April 9, 1955 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, November 20, 1955 - Heydon House Hotel - then George Smith Drugs and W.V. Muir Real Estate in The JunctionHeydon House Hotel - then George Smith Drugs and W.V. Muir Real Estate
(Categorized under: Hotels )
60 years ago - Sunday, November 20, 1955 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1956 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 11, 1956 - James Robinson Mavety St. CPR boarding house - nicknamed 'Dog & Pot' - a smallpox epidemic started here in The JunctionJames Robinson Mavety St. CPR boarding house - nicknamed 'Dog & Pot' - a smallpox epidemic started here
59 years ago - Tuesday, September 11, 1956 - The Junction at 213 Mavety Street (approx.) south of Dundas Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Thursday, October 23, 1958 - Royce Avenue Presbyterian Church 1543-1551 Dupont Street (at Perth) in The JunctionRoyce Avenue Presbyterian Church 1543-1551 Dupont Street (at Perth)
57 years ago - Thursday, October 23, 1958 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Saturday, November 5, 1983 - Keele St and St Clair Ave W, N/E corner - Supertest station in the 1950s in The JunctionKeele St and St Clair Ave W, N/E corner - Supertest station in the 1950s
32 years ago - Saturday, November 5, 1983 - The Junction
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)