Historic photos from around Davisville Village, Toronto

John Davis founded Davisville Village in 1840 - he opened the first post office on the corner of Yonge and Davisville (which still stands today) and also started the Davisville Pottery Company. He sold a large portion of his land in 1911 to the Dovercourt Development Company which built many houses in the area in the 1920s and 1930s.

Davisville Village is between Chaplain Estates to the west and Leaside to the east, north of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and south of Yonge and Eglinton and North Toronto.



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1900 Historic photo from 1900 - J.J. Davis general store - Davisville post office 1894-1913, then The Curiosity Shop - still stands today in Davisville VillageJ.J. Davis general store - Davisville post office 1894-1913, then The Curiosity Shop - still stands today
124 years ago - 1900 - Davisville Village at 1909 Yonge Street n.e. corner at Davisville Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Wooden fence at Yonge St at MacGurvies property in Davisville VillageWooden fence at Yonge St at MacGurvies property
113 years ago - 1911 - Davisville Village at 2197 Yonge Street south of Eglinton Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from 1917 - Davisville Hospital or the North Toronto Military Orthopedic Hospital -  180 beds, and made artificial limbs for returning troops in Davisville VillageDavisville Hospital or the North Toronto Military Orthopedic Hospital - 180 beds, and made artificial limbs for returning troops
107 years ago - 1917 - Davisville Village at 62 Davisville Ave south side, just west of Yonge Street
Link to archive record - Map location
1918 Historic photo from 1918 - A War Record - 1918 painting by Stanley Turner (1883-1953) - Wizz-Bang Corner (Yonge and Davisville) on J.J. Davis Store and Post Office, 1894 in Davisville VillageA War Record - 1918 painting by Stanley Turner (1883-1953) - Wizz-Bang Corner (Yonge and Davisville) on J.J. Davis Store and Post Office, 1894
106 years ago - 1918 - Davisville Village at 1905 Yonge Street north west corner at Davisville Ave
Link to archive record - Map location
1925 Historic photo from Thursday, September 10, 1925 - Mt Pleasant Rd, south, from Millwood - road construction in Davisville VillageMt Pleasant Rd, south, from Millwood - road construction
99 years ago - Thursday, September 10, 1925 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Southeast corner Petman and Eglinton - Monarch Flour, Geo . L. Button in Davisville VillageSoutheast corner Petman and Eglinton - Monarch Flour, Geo . L. Button
94 years ago - Tuesday, November 4, 1930 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Saturday, February 20, 1932 - Southwest corner Hillsdale and Bayview Ave in Davisville VillageSouthwest corner Hillsdale and Bayview Ave
92 years ago - Saturday, February 20, 1932 - Davisville Village at 1670 Bayview Ave s.w. corner at Hillsdale Avenue West
Max temp: -2.2°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, October 7, 1937 - Pillar with a ball on the top - southeast corner of Yonge and Manor in Davisville VillagePillar with a ball on the top - southeast corner of Yonge and Manor
87 years ago - Thursday, October 7, 1937 - Davisville Village at 2073 Yonge Street s.e. corner at Manor Road
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from 1942 - Belsize Theatre - 551 Mount Pleasant - opened 1922 - renamed The Crest in 1950 - now the Regent in Davisville VillageBelsize Theatre - 551 Mount Pleasant - opened 1922 - renamed The Crest in 1950 - now the Regent
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
82 years ago - 1942 - Davisville Village at 551 Mount Pleasant Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1942 Historic photo from 1942 - Belsize Theatre - auditorium and balcony, stage to standee in Davisville VillageBelsize Theatre - auditorium and balcony, stage to standee
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
82 years ago - 1942 - Davisville Village
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1944 Historic photo from Friday, September 29, 1944 - Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue looking north - wizz-bang corner in Davisville VillageYonge Street and Davisville Avenue looking north - wizz-bang corner
80 years ago - Friday, September 29, 1944 - Davisville Village at 1905 Yonge Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1945 Historic photo from Saturday, February 17, 1945 - Eglinton Avenue east from Hoyle Avenue - condition of pavement in Davisville VillageEglinton Avenue east from Hoyle Avenue - condition of pavement
79 years ago - Saturday, February 17, 1945 - Davisville Village
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 11, 1951 - Mt. Pleasant Road north from Millwood - Bill Jackson Hardware in Davisville VillageMt. Pleasant Road north from Millwood - Bill Jackson Hardware
73 years ago - Tuesday, September 11, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Tennis Club - West side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road in Davisville VillageDavisville Tennis Club - West side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road
73 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - West side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road - Starks Studebaker in Davisville VillageWest side, Mt. Pleasant, south from Millwood Road - Starks Studebaker
73 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Village
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1951 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Imperial Esso gas station and Mnt Plsnt Motors - Mt. Pleasant Road, south from Hillsdale Avenue in Davisville VillageImperial Esso gas station and Mnt Plsnt Motors - Mt. Pleasant Road, south from Hillsdale Avenue
73 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1951 - Davisville Village at 656 Mount Pleasant Road s.w. corner at Hillsdale Avenue West
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 7, 1952 - Grainger's florists and Chaplin Groceteria at Yonge and Davisville in Davisville VillageGrainger's florists and Chaplin Groceteria at Yonge and Davisville
72 years ago - Tuesday, October 7, 1952 - Davisville Village at 1909 Yonge Street n.e. corner at Davisville Ave.
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 3.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)