Architectural Sketches and Drawings

There are many architectural drawings of proposed, and built, structures around Toronto.

List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

1830 Historic photo from 1830 - Watercolour of proposed Caer Howell buildings by W. D. Powell in Discovery DistrictWatercolour of proposed Caer Howell buildings by W. D. Powell
187 years ago - Discovery District - 1830
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1845 Historic photo from 1845 - Pencil sketch of Kings College by Catherine Beaven in Queens ParkPencil sketch of Kings College by Catherine Beaven
172 years ago - Queens Park - 1845
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1845 Historic photo from 1845 - St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral plans and photos in Garden DistrictSt. Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral plans and photos
172 years ago - Garden District - 1845
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1850 Historic photo from 1850 - Stain Glass Window sketches for St. James Cathedral - Cumberland and Storm in St. LawrenceStain Glass Window sketches for St. James Cathedral - Cumberland and Storm
167 years ago - St. Lawrence - 1850
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1858 Historic photo from 1858 - Sketch of Osgoode Hall library and dome; interior perspective in City HallSketch of Osgoode Hall library and dome; interior perspective
159 years ago - City Hall - 1858
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1865 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 27, 1865 - Plan for completion of Tower and Spire St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral - Henry Langley in Garden DistrictPlan for completion of Tower and Spire St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral - Henry Langley
152 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, April 27, 1865
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1865 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 28, 1865 - Completion of pinnacles of St. Michael's Cathedral - Henry Langley in Garden DistrictCompletion of pinnacles of St. Michael's Cathedral - Henry Langley
152 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, December 28, 1865
Max temp: 1.7°C - Min temp: -2.8°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1870 Historic photo from 1870 - Sketch of St. James' Anglican Cathedral by George Taylor Denison II (1816-1873) in St. LawrenceSketch of St. James' Anglican Cathedral by George Taylor Denison II (1816-1873)
147 years ago - St. Lawrence - 1870
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1871 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 27, 1871 - Longitudinal Section, Transverse Section, Rear Elevation Parliament Street Methodist Church in Regent ParkLongitudinal Section, Transverse Section, Rear Elevation Parliament Street Methodist Church
146 years ago - Regent Park - Wednesday, April 27, 1871
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1871 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 27, 1871 - Sketches: West Elevation, South Elevation of Parliament Street Methodist Church in Regent ParkSketches: West Elevation, South Elevation of Parliament Street Methodist Church
146 years ago - Regent Park - Wednesday, April 27, 1871
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1872 Historic photo from 1872 - Henry Langley sketch: Chapel, Superintendants Lodge and Toronto Necropolis; elevations, plans and sections in Riverdale parkHenry Langley sketch: Chapel, Superintendants Lodge and Toronto Necropolis; elevations, plans and sections
145 years ago - Riverdale park - 1872
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1872 Historic photo from Wednesday, January 21, 1872 - Parliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley in Regent ParkParliament Street Methodist Church plans - Henry Langley
145 years ago - Regent Park - Wednesday, January 21, 1872
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -3.9°C - 0.8cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1873 Historic photo from 1873 - Architectural drawing of Old Knox College at 1 Spadina Crescent  - cross section and west elevation in University of Toronto (U of T)Architectural drawing of Old Knox College at 1 Spadina Crescent - cross section and west elevation
144 years ago - University of Toronto (U of T) - 1873
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1874 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 28, 1874 - Sketches: Inside and Outside Elevation, spire, etc... of Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Garden DistrictSketches: Inside and Outside Elevation, spire, etc... of Jarvis Street Baptist Church
143 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, April 28, 1874
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1874 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 28, 1874 - Jarvis Street  Baptist Church South Elevation - Henry Langley in Garden DistrictJarvis Street Baptist Church South Elevation - Henry Langley
143 years ago - Garden District - Wednesday, April 28, 1874
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1875 Historic photo from 1875 - Jarvis Street Baptist Church by Henry Langley in Garden DistrictJarvis Street Baptist Church by Henry Langley
142 years ago - Garden District - 1875
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1882 Historic photo from 1882 - Demolishing the waterworks tower at St. Georges Reservoir - Dundas St. W., n.e. cor. Huron St. in Grange ParkDemolishing the waterworks tower at St. Georges Reservoir - Dundas St. W., n.e. cor. Huron St.
135 years ago - Grange Park - 1882
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1884 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 6, 1884 - Design for Proposed Enlargement of the Parliament Street Methodist Church in Regent ParkDesign for Proposed Enlargement of the Parliament Street Methodist Church
133 years ago - Regent Park - Wednesday, August 6, 1884
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1889 Historic photo from 1889 - Victoria College; flank elevation - east - by William G. Storm in University of Toronto (U of T)Victoria College; flank elevation - east - by William G. Storm
128 years ago - University of Toronto (U of T) - 1889
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Walker House on the right, with the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway Station on the left - York St., e. side, at Esplanade W.; looking s. down York St. from Front St. W. in Financial DistrictWalker House on the right, with the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway Station on the left - York St., e. side, at Esplanade W.; looking s. down York St. from Front St. W.
127 years ago - Financial District - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1895 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 24, 1895 - Old Officers Quarters, Penetanguishene, Ontario in Penetanguishene BayOld Officers Quarters, Penetanguishene, Ontario
122 years ago - Penetanguishene Bay - Wednesday, May 24, 1895
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1897 Historic photo from 1897 - Sketch of Caer Howell Hotel in the winter with horse drawn carriages and distinctive gate in Discovery DistrictSketch of Caer Howell Hotel in the winter with horse drawn carriages and distinctive gate
120 years ago - Discovery District - 1897
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1899 Historic photo from 1899 - Sketch of the Church of the Covenant before west section added - Avenue Road and Roxborough  in SummerhillSketch of the Church of the Covenant before west section added - Avenue Road and Roxborough
118 years ago - Summerhill - 1899
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1905 Historic photo from 1905 - E. J. Lennox sketches of workmens cottages at H. M. Pellatt estate - front and side elevations in Casa LomaE. J. Lennox sketches of workmens cottages at H. M. Pellatt estate - front and side elevations
112 years ago - Casa Loma - 1905
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, February 3, 1912 - Tracing of the Toronto high level pumping station in Republic of RathnellyTracing of the Toronto high level pumping station
105 years ago - Republic of Rathnelly - Saturday, February 3, 1912
Max temp: -7.2°C - Min temp: -15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from 1923 - Sketch for new shelter at Stanley Park in Stanley ParkSketch for new shelter at Stanley Park
94 years ago - Stanley Park - 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from 1923 - Sketch for proposed shelter at Stanley Park in Stanley ParkSketch for proposed shelter at Stanley Park
94 years ago - Stanley Park - 1923
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from 1926 - Proposed new lavatories and shelter at Reservoir Park in RosehillProposed new lavatories and shelter at Reservoir Park
91 years ago - Rosehill - 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from 1927 - C. S. Shaw sketch of a derelict building, Bathurst and Sheppard Sts., Toronto in Bathurst ManorC. S. Shaw sketch of a derelict building, Bathurst and Sheppard Sts., Toronto
90 years ago - Bathurst Manor - 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1927 Historic photo from 1927 - Pencil sketch of derelict building by Stewart C. Shaw at Bathurst and Sheppard Sts. in Bathurst ManorPencil sketch of derelict building by Stewart C. Shaw at Bathurst and Sheppard Sts.
90 years ago - Bathurst Manor - 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Sketch of a Cow gate outside Osgoode Hall on Queen Street West at University Ave in City HallSketch of a Cow gate outside Osgoode Hall on Queen Street West at University Ave
87 years ago - City Hall - 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - Colour sketch of a gate for the Kew Beach athletic field in The BeachesColour sketch of a gate for the Kew Beach athletic field
86 years ago - The Beaches - 1931
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Friday, December 23, 1932 - Sketch of the Destructor on Symes Rd. for the City of Toronto, Department of Buildings in HarwoodSketch of the Destructor on Symes Rd. for the City of Toronto, Department of Buildings
85 years ago - Harwood - Friday, December 23, 1932
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, November 9, 1933 - Drawing of the fieldhouse in Grange Park for the Dept. of Parks in Art Gallery of OntarioDrawing of the fieldhouse in Grange Park for the Dept. of Parks
84 years ago - Art Gallery of Ontario - Thursday, November 9, 1933
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 9.1cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, December 13, 1934 - Proposed lavatory building, Clarke Beach Park for the Parks Department in Cherry BeachProposed lavatory building, Clarke Beach Park for the Parks Department
83 years ago - Cherry Beach - Thursday, December 13, 1934
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -6.1°C - 1.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 10, 1934 - Suggestions for railings, Lytton Park, for the Parks Dept. in Lytton ParkSuggestions for railings, Lytton Park, for the Parks Dept.
83 years ago - Lytton Park - Wednesday, October 10, 1934
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, January 8, 1934 - Sketch of proposed bathing station for Sunnyside Beach in Sunnyside ParkSketch of proposed bathing station for Sunnyside Beach
83 years ago - Sunnyside Park - Monday, January 8, 1934
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.6°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, November 8, 1934 - Pencil sketch of proposed fieldhouse, Wanless Park, for the Parks Dept. in Wanless ParkPencil sketch of proposed fieldhouse, Wanless Park, for the Parks Dept.
83 years ago - Wanless Park - Thursday, November 8, 1934
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from 1935 - Aerial view sketch of Wanless Park fieldhouse, Toronto in Wanless ParkAerial view sketch of Wanless Park fieldhouse, Toronto
82 years ago - Wanless Park - 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Alexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor
82 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Thursday, January 17, 1935
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, April 11, 1935 - Proposed open shelter addition to lavatory bldg., Sunnybrook Park for the Parks Dept. in Sunnybrook ParkProposed open shelter addition to lavatory bldg., Sunnybrook Park for the Parks Dept.
82 years ago - Sunnybrook Park - Thursday, April 11, 1935
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Friday, March 8, 1935 - Alexandra Gates, colours for railings and lamps in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates, colours for railings and lamps
82 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Friday, March 8, 1935
Max temp: -2.8°C - Min temp: -12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, March 7, 1935 - Sketch of side elevation of the Wanless Park fieldhouse in Wanless ParkSketch of side elevation of the Wanless Park fieldhouse
82 years ago - Wanless Park - Thursday, March 7, 1935
Max temp: -2.2°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 20, 1935 - Suggested colour scheme, Clarke Beach lavatory building for the Parks Dept. in Cherry BeachSuggested colour scheme, Clarke Beach lavatory building for the Parks Dept.
82 years ago - Cherry Beach - Wednesday, February 20, 1935
Max temp: -2.8°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Monday, February 25, 1935 - Colour sketch of Alexandra Gates when it was on Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumColour sketch of Alexandra Gates when it was on Avenue Road
82 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Monday, February 25, 1935
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 7.6cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Scheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept. in Royal Ontario MuseumScheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept.
82 years ago - Royal Ontario Museum - Thursday, January 17, 1935
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from 1936 - Perspective of inside area bounded by Dundas St. E., Sackville St., Oak St., and Sumach St., Toronto in Regent ParkPerspective of inside area bounded by Dundas St. E., Sackville St., Oak St., and Sumach St., Toronto
81 years ago - Regent Park - 1936
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Wards Island Hotel, sketch of proposed remodelling in Toronto IslandWards Island Hotel, sketch of proposed remodelling
77 years ago - Toronto Island - 1940
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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
71 years ago - Downtown - 1946
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)