Historic Toronto photos from May 16

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.

1912 Historic photo from Thursday, May 16, 1912 - The driveway in front of Benvenuto estate overlooking Toronto and Lake Ontario - demolished in 1924 in South HillThe driveway in front of Benvenuto estate overlooking Toronto and Lake Ontario - demolished in 1924
(Categorized under: Benvenuto )
112 years ago - Thursday, May 16, 1912 - South Hill at 1 Benvenuto Place west of Avenue Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1926 Historic photo from Sunday, May 16, 1926 - Exterior of Jarvis Collegiate, Toronto in Upper JarvisExterior of Jarvis Collegiate, Toronto
98 years ago - Sunday, May 16, 1926 - Upper Jarvis at 495 Jarvis Street s.e. corner at Wellesley St. East
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1930 Historic photo from Friday, May 16, 1930 - Conger Lehigh Coal Co - Northeast from 889 Gerrard Street in LeslievilleConger Lehigh Coal Co - Northeast from 889 Gerrard Street
94 years ago - Friday, May 16, 1930 - Leslieville at 889 Gerrard Street East just east of Carlaw Ave.
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Friday, May 16, 1930 - Shrine peace monument, external gardens under construction in CNEShrine peace monument, external gardens under construction
94 years ago - Friday, May 16, 1930 - CNE
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 16, 1939 - An exhibition of childrens Saturday Morning Class artwork  in Art Gallery of OntarioAn exhibition of childrens Saturday Morning Class artwork
85 years ago - Tuesday, May 16, 1939 - Art Gallery of Ontario
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 16, 1939 - Train Mural in an exhibition of childrens art in Art Gallery of OntarioTrain Mural in an exhibition of childrens art
85 years ago - Tuesday, May 16, 1939 - Art Gallery of Ontario at 317 Dundas Street West s.e. corner at Beverley Street
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 16, 1939 - Movement - an exhibition of childrens artwork in Art Gallery of OntarioMovement - an exhibition of childrens artwork
85 years ago - Tuesday, May 16, 1939 - Art Gallery of Ontario at 317 Dundas Street West s.e. corner at Beverley Street
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from Thursday, May 16, 1940 - Flavelle House as it was being converted to the new Law School in Queens ParkFlavelle House as it was being converted to the new Law School
(Categorized under: Holwood )
84 years ago - Thursday, May 16, 1940 - Queens Park at 78 Queens Park Crescent West
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
2004 Historic photo from Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 320 Bloor St W - May 16, 2004 by 'collations'  - Patrick Cummins in The Annex320 Bloor St W - May 16, 2004 by 'collations' - Patrick Cummins
20 years ago - Sunday, May 16, 2004 - The Annex at 320 Bloor Street West
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
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