Historic Toronto photos from April 13

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.

If you'd like to see photos from today, you can always load this page without parameters to see the last few days worth of photos.

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

1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Incinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleIncinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas)
109 years ago - Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1916 - Pouring cement for the piers of the Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, west from Pier A in Don RiverPouring cement for the piers of the Bloor Street Viaduct under construction, west from Pier A
108 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 1916 - Don River
Max temp: 10.0°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1918 Historic photo from Saturday, April 13, 1918 - Jones residence on Jane St. (now 197 Riverside Drive) in SwanseaJones residence on Jane St. (now 197 Riverside Drive)
106 years ago - Saturday, April 13, 1918 - Swansea at 197 Riverside Drive
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1923 - Elevated view of Queen and Bay St, looking west, 5:15 p.m. in City HallElevated view of Queen and Bay St, looking west, 5:15 p.m.
101 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1923 - City Hall
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Preston Villa, Cooper/Royce Home and future park clubhouse in Little Italy (St. Clair)Preston Villa, Cooper/Royce Home and future park clubhouse
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
90 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Sideview of the deteriorating Earlscourt Park Clubhouse verandah (originally Preston Villa) in Little Italy (St. Clair)Sideview of the deteriorating Earlscourt Park Clubhouse verandah (originally Preston Villa)
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
90 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1934 - Close-up of the side of Preston Villa (then the park clubhouse) in Little Italy (St. Clair)Close-up of the side of Preston Villa (then the park clubhouse)
(Categorized under: Preston villa )
90 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1934 - Little Italy (St. Clair)
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1955 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 13, 1955 - Brown Public School, later a Magistrate's Court (Willow Florist to the south - Daffs 69 cents) in WillowdaleBrown Public School, later a Magistrate's Court (Willow Florist to the south - Daffs 69 cents)
(Categorized under: Schools )
69 years ago - Wednesday, April 13, 1955 - Willowdale at 5290 Yonge Street (approx.) just north of Ellerslie Ave
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1973 Historic photo from Friday, April 13, 1973 - View of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library on opening day in University of Toronto (U of T)View of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library on opening day
51 years ago - Friday, April 13, 1973 - University of Toronto (U of T)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1978 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1978 - Ontario Place Forum - New copper roof overlooking the Cinesphere IMAX Theatre and Pavillion Pods in Ontario PlaceOntario Place Forum - New copper roof overlooking the Cinesphere IMAX Theatre and Pavillion Pods
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
46 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 1978 - 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)
1978 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1978 - Become a musical lush overnite - Horseshoe Tavern 1978 opening poster - Stranglers, Rita Marley, Ernie Smith and Roots Revival in Queen WestBecome a musical lush overnite - Horseshoe Tavern 1978 opening poster - Stranglers, Rita Marley, Ernie Smith and Roots Revival
(Categorized under: The Horseshoe Tavern )
46 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 1978 - Queen West at 370 Queen Street West just east of Spadina Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
2006 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 2006 - Cruise motel (was the Palace motel) (Flickr photo by highwaygirl67) in Humber BayCruise motel (was the Palace motel) (Flickr photo by highwaygirl67)
(Categorized under: Lakeshore Motel Strip )
18 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 2006 - Humber Bay at 2083 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location
2006 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 2006 - Cruise motel from across the street (Flickr photo by highwaygirl67) in Humber BayCruise motel from across the street (Flickr photo by highwaygirl67)
(Categorized under: Lakeshore Motel Strip )
18 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 2006 - Humber Bay at 2083 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location
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