Historic Toronto photos from August 29

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.

1874 Historic photo from Saturday, August 29, 1874 - Grand Opera House - from  Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news in DowntownGrand Opera House - from Canadian Illustrated News: Images in the news
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
150 years ago - Saturday, August 29, 1874 - Downtown at 11 Adelaide Street West
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1916 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 29, 1916 - Rosedale Hotel with sign - Yonge Street track extension looking north to Shaftesbury Avenue in RosedaleRosedale Hotel with sign - Yonge Street track extension looking north to Shaftesbury Avenue
(Categorized under: Hotels )
108 years ago - Tuesday, August 29, 1916 - Rosedale at 1145 Yonge Street n.e. corner at Shaftesbury Ave.
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Friday, August 29, 1930 - College St, east, at Bay St, to Yonge St, T. Eaton furniture dept being built in DowntownCollege St, east, at Bay St, to Yonge St, T. Eaton furniture dept being built
94 years ago - Friday, August 29, 1930 - Downtown
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Thursday, August 29, 1946 - Northwest corner Oakwood Avenue and Regal Road - steps washed away in Regal HeightsNorthwest corner Oakwood Avenue and Regal Road - steps washed away
78 years ago - Thursday, August 29, 1946 - Regal Heights at 44 Oakwood Ave
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1954 Historic photo from Sunday, August 29, 1954 - Winchester Hotel aka Lake View Hotel (built 1888) - Parliament St., s.e. corner Winchester St. in CabbagetownWinchester Hotel aka Lake View Hotel (built 1888) - Parliament St., s.e. corner Winchester St.
(Categorized under: Hotels )
70 years ago - Sunday, August 29, 1954 - Cabbagetown at 537 Parliament Street
Max temp: 20.6°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)
1970 Historic photo from Saturday, August 29, 1970 - Ontario Place pavilion pods under construction in background of waterskiing pyramid - CNE Aquarama show in Ontario PlaceOntario Place pavilion pods under construction in background of waterskiing pyramid - CNE Aquarama show
54 years ago - Saturday, August 29, 1970 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
1970 Historic photo from Saturday, August 29, 1970 - 5 women waterskiing towards jump, holding flowers, with Ontario Place bridge and pavilion pods under construction in background - CNE Aquarama show in Ontario Place5 women waterskiing towards jump, holding flowers, with Ontario Place bridge and pavilion pods under construction in background - CNE Aquarama show
54 years ago - Saturday, August 29, 1970 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
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