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 Little Italy (College St) 101 years ago ( in 1923 ).

June 17 images permanent link to this day
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - View south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate) in CNEView south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate)
(Categorized under: Dufferin Gates )
110 years ago - Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - CNE
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - Dufferin and Springhurst - empty lot, back of sign in ParkdaleDufferin and Springhurst - empty lot, back of sign
110 years ago - Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - Parkdale
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Saturday, June 17, 1916 - Wychwood Park pond - Taddle Creek in Wychwood ParkWychwood Park pond - Taddle Creek
108 years ago - Saturday, June 17, 1916 - Wychwood Park at Wychwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1956 Historic photo from Sunday, June 17, 1956 - Bailey bridge replacing bridge destroyed in Hurricane Hazel - Bathurst St., across West Don River in WillowdaleBailey bridge replacing bridge destroyed in Hurricane Hazel - Bathurst St., across West Don River
68 years ago - Sunday, June 17, 1956 - Willowdale
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1970 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1970 - Summer patio with umbrellas in front of the McLaughlin Planetarium in Royal Ontario MuseumSummer patio with umbrellas in front of the McLaughlin Planetarium
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
54 years ago - Wednesday, June 17, 1970 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
June 16 images permanent link to this day
1927 Historic photo from Thursday, June 16, 1927 - Hooper Ave, Centre Island in Toronto IslandHooper Ave, Centre Island
97 years ago - Thursday, June 16, 1927 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from Monday, June 16, 1980 - Roy Thompson Hall - construction - called New Massey Hall at the time in King Street WestRoy Thompson Hall - construction - called New Massey Hall at the time
(Categorized under: Live music )
44 years ago - Monday, June 16, 1980 - King Street West at 60 Simcoe Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1985 Historic photo from Sunday, June 16, 1985 - Eartha Kitt - 'purring and growling' at the Ontario Place Forum in 1985 in Ontario PlaceEartha Kitt - 'purring and growling' at the Ontario Place Forum in 1985
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
39 years ago - Sunday, June 16, 1985 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
June 15 images permanent link to this day
1896 Historic photo from Monday, June 15, 1896 - The Priory - Lucy & Dorothy Ruttan (Armstrong's grandchildren) & dog Bully under the vines in Alexandra ParkThe Priory - Lucy & Dorothy Ruttan (Armstrong's grandchildren) & dog Bully under the vines
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
128 years ago - Monday, June 15, 1896 - Alexandra Park
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, June 15, 1922 - New Sunnyside bathing pavilion just before it opened in Sunnyside ParkNew Sunnyside bathing pavilion just before it opened
102 years ago - Thursday, June 15, 1922 - Sunnyside Park
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, June 15, 1953 - 6 photos from Rosedale and King subway stations in Rosedale6 photos from Rosedale and King subway stations
71 years ago - Monday, June 15, 1953 - Rosedale
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 15, 1954 - Heath St. E., between Hudson Drive & Brendan Rd., showing site of bridge over G.T.R. Belt Line. in Moore ParkHeath St. E., between Hudson Drive & Brendan Rd., showing site of bridge over G.T.R. Belt Line.
(Categorized under: Belt Line trail )
70 years ago - Tuesday, June 15, 1954 - Moore Park
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 17.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
June 14 images permanent link to this day
1939 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 14, 1939 - Toronto Island Airport from roof of the grain elevators in Toronto IslandToronto Island Airport from roof of the grain elevators
85 years ago - Wednesday, June 14, 1939 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side looking southeast in Forest HillRavine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side looking southeast
50 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side  looking southeast in Forest HillRavine land, St. Clair Avenue West, south side looking southeast
50 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, Heath Street, north side, east of Bathurst Street for subway in Forest HillRavine land, Heath Street, north side, east of Bathurst Street for subway
50 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Ravine land, looking south from Glenayr for subway construction in Forest HillRavine land, looking south from Glenayr for subway construction
50 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Friday, June 14, 1974 - Parcel 2235, vacant land used for parking, St. Clair Avenue West, north side, east of Bathurst Street  in Forest HillParcel 2235, vacant land used for parking, St. Clair Avenue West, north side, east of Bathurst Street
50 years ago - Friday, June 14, 1974 - Forest Hill
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
June 13 images permanent link to this day
1917 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1917 - High Park Forest School - weighing children in High ParkHigh Park Forest School - weighing children
(Categorized under: Schools )
107 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1917 - High Park at 1873 Bloor Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - Looking west on Dundas, from Bellwoods with boy in Trinity BellwoodsLooking west on Dundas, from Bellwoods with boy
(Categorized under: Portraits )
101 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - Trinity Bellwoods
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - New Union Station, row of ticket offices in Financial DistrictNew Union Station, row of ticket offices
101 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1923 - Financial District
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Monday, June 13, 1927 - Mimico Industrial School, Mrs H. G. Baldwin, Mrs Grassett, Bev. Jones, H. C. Gambel, F. Le Grassett in MimicoMimico Industrial School, Mrs H. G. Baldwin, Mrs Grassett, Bev. Jones, H. C. Gambel, F. Le Grassett
97 years ago - Monday, June 13, 1927 - Mimico at 18 Ourland Ave
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
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
96 years ago - Wednesday, June 13, 1928 - The Annex
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 13, 1933 - Dinosaur skeleton: Corythosaurus intermedius in Royal Ontario MuseumDinosaur skeleton: Corythosaurus intermedius
91 years ago - Tuesday, June 13, 1933 - Royal Ontario Museum at 100 Queens Park s.w. corner at Bloor Street West
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)