Historic photos from around Toronto

There are a number of great web sites that provide historic photos from around Toronto. As I was collecting them for an interactive historic map of the city I realized that it was also interesting to find photos that were taken around the current time of the year. How much snow was there at the end of March in 1916, for example?

And so this page was born. It will always show a collection of photos from around Toronto over the last few weeks.

You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

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The next update will be available tomorrow, including Harbourfront 88 years ago ( in 1936 ).

July 16 images permanent link to this day
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, July 16, 1911 - Victoria Street south from Shuter Street in Garden DistrictVictoria Street south from Shuter Street
113 years ago - Sunday, July 16, 1911 - Garden District
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1973 Historic photo from Monday, July 16, 1973 - View of the 260 foot St. Michael's spire, looking north from Queen St East ??? in Garden DistrictView of the 260 foot St. Michael's spire, looking north from Queen St East ???
(Categorized under: St Michaels Cathedral )
51 years ago - Monday, July 16, 1973 - Garden District at 200 Church Street n.e. corner at Shuter Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 16, 1980 - The Bayview Ghost  - 1980 and 1981 photos from the Bayview Extension in Don Valley BrickworksThe Bayview Ghost - 1980 and 1981 photos from the Bayview Extension
44 years ago - Wednesday, July 16, 1980 - Don Valley Brickworks
Max temp: 28.2°C - Min temp: 21.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
July 15 images permanent link to this day
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1936 - Rosehill reservoir level 12.3 ft. in RosehillRosehill reservoir level 12.3 ft.
88 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1936 - Rosehill at 75 Rosehill Ave between St. Clair and Mt. Pleasant
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, July 15, 1937 - Railway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates in CNERailway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
87 years ago - Thursday, July 15, 1937 - CNE
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 21.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Southeast corner Roxborough & Yonge Street in RosedaleSoutheast corner Roxborough & Yonge Street
71 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - 4 and 6 Roxborough Street East in Rosedale4 and 6 Roxborough Street East
71 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale at 4 Roxborough Street East
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - 4 Roxborough Street East in Rosedale4 Roxborough Street East
71 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale at 4 Roxborough Street East
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - 3 and 5 Roxborough Street East in Rosedale3 and 5 Roxborough Street East
71 years ago - Wednesday, July 15, 1953 - Rosedale at 3 Roxborough Street East
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 14 images permanent link to this day
1922 Historic photo from Friday, July 14, 1922 - Duplex and Eglinton avenues, looking north in North TorontoDuplex and Eglinton avenues, looking north
102 years ago - Friday, July 14, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
July 13 images permanent link to this day
1912 Historic photo from Saturday, July 13, 1912 - The Grange : head of John St in Art Gallery of OntarioThe Grange : head of John St
112 years ago - Saturday, July 13, 1912 - Art Gallery of Ontario at 317 Dundas Street West s.e. corner at Beverley Street
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 16.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 13, 1920 - Earlscourt Park - men and horses grading the area for the park in Little Italy (St. Clair)Earlscourt Park - men and horses grading the area for the park
104 years ago - Tuesday, July 13, 1920 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, July 13, 1933 - Chinese tomb, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto in Royal Ontario MuseumChinese tomb, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
91 years ago - Thursday, July 13, 1933 - Royal Ontario Museum at 100 Queens Park s.w. corner at Bloor Street West
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1982 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 13, 1982 - Replacing a finial atop one of the spires of St. Michaels Cathedral with Shuter and Church street in the background in Garden DistrictReplacing a finial atop one of the spires of St. Michaels Cathedral with Shuter and Church street in the background
(Categorized under: St Michaels Cathedral )
42 years ago - Tuesday, July 13, 1982 - Garden District at 65 Bond Street n.e corner at Shuter Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1983 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 13, 1983 - Mill St looking west, from east of Trinity St. to the CN Tower in Distillery DistrictMill St looking west, from east of Trinity St. to the CN Tower
41 years ago - Wednesday, July 13, 1983 - Distillery District at 60 Mill Street
Max temp: 29.5°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
July 12 images permanent link to this day
1910 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1910 - Count Jacques de Lesseps Bleriot IX mono-plane with 3-cylinder Anzani engine, named Scarabee in AmesburyCount Jacques de Lesseps Bleriot IX mono-plane with 3-cylinder Anzani engine, named Scarabee
114 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1910 - Amesbury at 59 Hearst Circle
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1910 - First airplane flight at Weston - Wright  Ralph Johnstone flying an Exhibition Co. 19091 Model A Transictional bi-plane in AmesburyFirst airplane flight at Weston - Wright Ralph Johnstone flying an Exhibition Co. 19091 Model A Transictional bi-plane
114 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1910 - Amesbury at 59 Hearst Circle
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Algonquin Bridge - rough wood, Centre Island in Toronto IslandAlgonquin Bridge - rough wood, Centre Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
86 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Toronto Island at 6 Algonquin Bridge Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Algonquin Bridge under construction - all wood in Toronto IslandAlgonquin Bridge under construction - all wood
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
86 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Toronto Island at 6 Algonquin Bridge Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - Hoskin Avenue looking east from St. George Street in University of Toronto (U of T)Hoskin Avenue looking east from St. George Street
75 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - Hoskin Avenue looking west from east side of Devonshire Place in University of Toronto (U of T)Hoskin Avenue looking west from east side of Devonshire Place
75 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - Hoskin Avenue looking west from opposite entrance Wycliffe College in University of Toronto (U of T)Hoskin Avenue looking west from opposite entrance Wycliffe College
75 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - Hoskin Avenue looking west from Queen in University of Toronto (U of T)Hoskin Avenue looking west from Queen
75 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1949 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - Queens Park Crescent south from Hoskin Avenue in Queens ParkQueens Park Crescent south from Hoskin Avenue
75 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1949 - Queens Park
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)