Historic Toronto photos from May 20

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.

 
 

1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 20, 1914 - Trees out front of the University Avenue Armouries in Royal Ontario MuseumTrees out front of the University Avenue Armouries
110 years ago - Wednesday, May 20, 1914 - Royal Ontario Museum at 361 University Ave
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 20, 1914 - Exterior of the High Level Pumping Station in 1914 in Republic of RathnellyExterior of the High Level Pumping Station in 1914
(Categorized under: High level pumping station )
110 years ago - Wednesday, May 20, 1914 - Republic of Rathnelly at 25 Poplar Plains Road just north of Macpherson Ave
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, May 20, 1915 - Woodwork at 14 Wells Hill Road - Boiler explosion (interior) in Casa LomaWoodwork at 14 Wells Hill Road - Boiler explosion (interior)
109 years ago - Thursday, May 20, 1915 - Casa Loma at 14 Wells Hill Road
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, May 20, 1915 - Aftermath of boiler explosion at 14 Wells Hill Road - interior in Casa LomaAftermath of boiler explosion at 14 Wells Hill Road - interior
109 years ago - Thursday, May 20, 1915 - Casa Loma at 14 Wells Hill Road
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, May 20, 1915 - Exterior of 14 Wells Hill Road in Casa LomaExterior of 14 Wells Hill Road
109 years ago - Thursday, May 20, 1915 - Casa Loma at 14 Wells Hill Road
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, May 20, 1921 - King Edward Hotel covered overhang on King Street East, looking east from Yonge Street in St. LawrenceKing Edward Hotel covered overhang on King Street East, looking east from Yonge Street
(Categorized under: King Edward Hotel )
103 years ago - Friday, May 20, 1921 - St. Lawrence at 37 King Street East
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 20, 1924 - Methodist Church, Jackman Ave & Danforth (Now Eastminster United Church) in The DanforthMethodist Church, Jackman Ave & Danforth (Now Eastminster United Church)
100 years ago - Tuesday, May 20, 1924 - The Danforth
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 20, 1924 - Lieut. Col. W. A. McCrimmon, inspecting cadets at Upper Canada College in Deer ParkLieut. Col. W. A. McCrimmon, inspecting cadets at Upper Canada College
(Categorized under: Upper Canada College )
100 years ago - Tuesday, May 20, 1924 - Deer Park at 200 Lonsdale Road
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from Monday, May 20, 1940 - May 19th storm damage at the Don Rowing Club with Maple Leaf Baseball stadium in background in HarbourfrontMay 19th storm damage at the Don Rowing Club with Maple Leaf Baseball stadium in background
84 years ago - Monday, May 20, 1940 - Harbourfront at 29 Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Blvd West
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1956 Historic photo from Sunday, May 20, 1956 - James Cooper Mansion - Sherbourne St., n.w. corner Linden St. in Upper JarvisJames Cooper Mansion - Sherbourne St., n.w. corner Linden St.
(Categorized under: James cooper mansion )
68 years ago - Sunday, May 20, 1956 - Upper Jarvis
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1971 Historic photo from Thursday, May 20, 1971 - Yonge Street United Church after 1971 fire (built 1873) in RosedaleYonge Street United Church after 1971 fire (built 1873)
53 years ago - Thursday, May 20, 1971 - Rosedale at 1219 Yonge Street n.e. corner at Summerhil
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1971 Historic photo from Thursday, May 20, 1971 - Yonge Street United church front entrance after fire in RosedaleYonge Street United church front entrance after fire
53 years ago - Thursday, May 20, 1971 - Rosedale at 1219 Yonge Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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