Historic photos from around Corktown, Toronto

There are a wonderful set of Toronto historic photos available online, here are all the photos that I could find from around the Corktown area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

List of all areas in Toronto or take a look at the historic photos by date. New! You can now access the photos by street address A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

1802 Historic photo from 1802 - A sketch shewing the land occupied by John Small Esqr. upon the reserve appropriated for the Government House at York, by his Excellency Lt. Gov Simcoe in CorktownA sketch shewing the land occupied by John Small Esqr. upon the reserve appropriated for the Government House at York, by his Excellency Lt. Gov Simcoe
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
222 years ago - 1802 - Corktown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1855 Historic photo from 1855 - House of Providence, Power Street - opened 1857, demolished 1962 in CorktownHouse of Providence, Power Street - opened 1857, demolished 1962
169 years ago - 1855 - Corktown at 51 Power Street south of St. Paul's Basilica
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1885 Historic photo from 1885 - Oldest part of Berkeley House with twin gables on the right, addition on the left in CorktownOldest part of Berkeley House with twin gables on the right, addition on the left
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
139 years ago - 1885 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1887 Historic photo from 1887 - St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church - Owen Staples sketch - built ca 1824 and demolished for current church in 1889 in CorktownSt. Paul's Roman Catholic Church - Owen Staples sketch - built ca 1824 and demolished for current church in 1889
(Categorized under: St Pauls Basilica )
137 years ago - 1887 - Corktown at 83 Power Street s.e. corner at Queen St. East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1889 Historic photo from 1889 - Union Hotel in Corktown (previously Thomas Stoyell house) King St. E. with signs for Bryce Bros and T.H Peacock Livery Express in CorktownUnion Hotel in Corktown (previously Thomas Stoyell house) King St. E. with signs for Bryce Bros and T.H Peacock Livery Express
(Categorized under: Hotels )
135 years ago - 1889 - Corktown at 286 King Street East between Ontario & Berkeley Sts.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Dinning room at Berkeley House - King and Berkeley St. - long table, fireplace, and wallpaper in CorktownDinning room at Berkeley House - King and Berkeley St. - long table, fireplace, and wallpaper
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
124 years ago - 1900 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Berkeley House, King Street East and Berkeley St. - log cabin built 1794, Gothic style windows and stucco added, demolished in 1920s in CorktownBerkeley House, King Street East and Berkeley St. - log cabin built 1794, Gothic style windows and stucco added, demolished in 1920s
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
116 years ago - 1908 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church (opened 1889), Power St., s.e. cor. Queen St. E. in CorktownSt. Paul's Roman Catholic Church (opened 1889), Power St., s.e. cor. Queen St. E.
(Categorized under: St Pauls Basilica )
114 years ago - 1910 - Corktown at 83 Power Street s.e. corner at Queen St. East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - House of Providence Toronto in CorktownHouse of Providence Toronto
114 years ago - 1910 - Corktown at 51 Power Street south of St. Pauls Basilica
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, January 29, 1911 - Slum interior, occupied, with wallpaper and very steep steps  in CorktownSlum interior, occupied, with wallpaper and very steep steps
113 years ago - Sunday, January 29, 1911 - Corktown at 318 King Street East between Berkeley and Parliament Streets
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Watercolour reproduced in Landmarks of Toronto v.1 of Berkeley House, based on an 1888 photo in CorktownWatercolour reproduced in Landmarks of Toronto v.1 of Berkeley House, based on an 1888 photo
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
112 years ago - 1912 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Painting of Berkeley House based on a pencil sketch made by Mrs. C. Small in 1830 - King and Berkeley in CorktownPainting of Berkeley House based on a pencil sketch made by Mrs. C. Small in 1830 - King and Berkeley
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
112 years ago - 1912 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Union Hotel in Corktown - watercolour of Thomas Stoyell house by Frederick Victor Poole (1865-1936) in CorktownUnion Hotel in Corktown - watercolour of Thomas Stoyell house by Frederick Victor Poole (1865-1936)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
112 years ago - 1912 - Corktown at 286 King Street East between Ontario & Berkeley Sts.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1919 Historic photo from Friday, January 24, 1919 - St. Paul's Catholic School (built 1881?)  - No. 409 Queen Street East at Power Street in CorktownSt. Paul's Catholic School (built 1881?) - No. 409 Queen Street East at Power Street
(Categorized under: Schools --- St Pauls Basilica )
105 years ago - Friday, January 24, 1919 - Corktown at 409 Queen Street East s.w. corner at Sackville
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from 1924 - Berkeley House for sale and in disrepair next to advertising in CorktownBerkeley House for sale and in disrepair next to advertising
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
100 years ago - 1924 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1924 Historic photo from 1924 - Berkeley House (incorrect archive date of 1935 is too late) in CorktownBerkeley House (incorrect archive date of 1935 is too late)
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
100 years ago - 1924 - Corktown
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Berkeley House for sale - ads for Bon Ton nail polish, Wondershine silver cleaner, and Stickfast wallpaper paste in CorktownBerkeley House for sale - ads for Bon Ton nail polish, Wondershine silver cleaner, and Stickfast wallpaper paste
(Categorized under: Berkeley house )
99 years ago - 1925 - Corktown at 361 King Street East s.w. corner at Berkeley Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1928 Historic photo from Monday, April 2, 1928 - King Street East United church - built 1903 - now the Riverside Church in CorktownKing Street East United church - built 1903 - now the Riverside Church
96 years ago - Monday, April 2, 1928 - Corktown at 456 King Street East by the Richmond Street East bridge
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1936 Historic photo from Monday, November 9, 1936 - Before - 38-44 Bright Street in disrepair in CorktownBefore - 38-44 Bright Street in disrepair
88 years ago - Monday, November 9, 1936 - Corktown at 38-44 Bright Street
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Friday, November 13, 1936 - Garages, laundry, and cars - 12-28 Power Street rear in CorktownGarages, laundry, and cars - 12-28 Power Street rear
88 years ago - Friday, November 13, 1936 - Corktown at 12-28 Power Street
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Friday, November 13, 1936 - Run down houses next to the Roman Catholic House of Providence just south of St. Pauls Basilica in CorktownRun down houses next to the Roman Catholic House of Providence just south of St. Pauls Basilica
88 years ago - Friday, November 13, 1936 - Corktown at 9-15 Power Street just north of King Street East
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - 100-102 Trinity Street in Corktown100-102 Trinity Street
88 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - Corktown at 100-102 Trinity Street
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - 103-107 Trinity Street - rear in Corktown103-107 Trinity Street - rear
88 years ago - Wednesday, November 18, 1936 - Corktown at 103-107 Trinity Street
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Saturday, January 9, 1937 - Fixed up houses on Power Street in CorktownFixed up houses on Power Street
87 years ago - Saturday, January 9, 1937 - Corktown at 9-15 Power Street just north of King Street East
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -2.2°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Monday, April 12, 1937 - Before - Rear of 16-18 Power Street in CorktownBefore - Rear of 16-18 Power Street
87 years ago - Monday, April 12, 1937 - Corktown at 16-18 Power Street
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 7, 1937 - Re-built - rear 16-18 Power Street in CorktownRe-built - rear 16-18 Power Street
(Categorized under: Portraits )
87 years ago - Tuesday, September 7, 1937 - Corktown at 16-18 Power Street
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, September 9, 1937 - After - 38-44 Bright Street rear after repairs in CorktownAfter - 38-44 Bright Street rear after repairs
87 years ago - Thursday, September 9, 1937 - Corktown at 38-44 Bright Street
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from 1953 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse plaque 1848 , Trinity St., w. side, s. of King St. E in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse plaque 1848 , Trinity St., w. side, s. of King St. E
(Categorized under: Schools )
71 years ago - 1953 - Corktown at 106 Trinity Street n. of Front Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1979 Historic photo from Monday, May 14, 1979 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - through fence from Front Street East in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - through fence from Front Street East
(Categorized under: Schools )
45 years ago - Monday, May 14, 1979 - Corktown at 106 Trinity Street n. of Front Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1979 Historic photo from Monday, May 14, 1979 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - detail of three lancet windows as seen from Erin Street in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - detail of three lancet windows as seen from Erin Street
(Categorized under: Schools )
45 years ago - Monday, May 14, 1979 - Corktown at 106 Trinity Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1979 Historic photo from Friday, May 18, 1979 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - reads School house erected by Enoch Turner, A.D. 1848 in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - reads School house erected by Enoch Turner, A.D. 1848
(Categorized under: Schools )
45 years ago - Friday, May 18, 1979 - Corktown at 106 Trinity Street n. of Front Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1981 Historic photo from Friday, May 1, 1981 - St Paul's Basilica - Italianate front exterior - designed by Joseph Connolly in CorktownSt Paul's Basilica - Italianate front exterior - designed by Joseph Connolly
(Categorized under: St Pauls Basilica )
43 years ago - Friday, May 1, 1981 - Corktown at 83 Power Street s.e. corner at Queen St. East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1982 Historic photo from Thursday, June 24, 1982 - Queen Street and Power Street, view is east from Parliament Street to St Paul's Basilica in CorktownQueen Street and Power Street, view is east from Parliament Street to St Paul's Basilica
(Categorized under: St Pauls Basilica )
42 years ago - Thursday, June 24, 1982 - Corktown at 83 Power Street s.e. corner at Queen St. East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 10, 1983 - St Paul's Basilica tower - view from Queen Street East, south side, east of Power Street in CorktownSt Paul's Basilica tower - view from Queen Street East, south side, east of Power Street
(Categorized under: St Pauls Basilica )
41 years ago - Tuesday, May 10, 1983 - Corktown at 83 Power Street s.e. corner at Queen St. East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1988 Historic photo from Sunday, May 22, 1988 - King St E. looking north-west, from Sumach St. by collations in CorktownKing St E. looking north-west, from Sumach St. by collations
36 years ago - Sunday, May 22, 1988 - Corktown at 456 King Street East by the Richmond Street East bridge
Max temp: 23.0°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1998 Historic photo from Saturday, March 7, 1998 - Consumers' Gas Co, Station A. Built in 1898 51 Parliament St - March 7, 1998 in CorktownConsumers' Gas Co, Station A. Built in 1898 51 Parliament St - March 7, 1998
26 years ago - Saturday, March 7, 1998 - Corktown at 51 Parliament Street n.e corner at Front Street East
Max temp: 5.4°C - Min temp: -0.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
2002 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 2002 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - established 1848 - first free school in Toronto in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - established 1848 - first free school in Toronto
(Categorized under: Schools )
22 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 2002 - Corktown at 106 Trinity Street n. of Front Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)