Historic photos from around Discovery District, Toronto

There are a wonderful set of Toronto historic photos available online, here are all the photos that I could find from around the Discovery District 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.

1830 Historic photo from 1830 - Watercolour of proposed Caer Howell buildings by W. D. Powell in Discovery DistrictWatercolour of proposed Caer Howell buildings by W. D. Powell
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Caer Howell Hotel )
194 years ago - 1830 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1840 Historic photo from Thursday, September 17, 1840 - The gathering : Toronto Athletic Games Sept 17, 1840 at Caer Howell in Discovery DistrictThe gathering : Toronto Athletic Games Sept 17, 1840 at Caer Howell
(Categorized under: Caer Howell Hotel )
184 years ago - Thursday, September 17, 1840 - Discovery District
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1877 Historic photo from 1877 - Hospital building at 245 Elizabeth Street, Toronto in Discovery DistrictHospital building at 245 Elizabeth Street, Toronto
147 years ago - 1877 - Discovery District at 245 Elizabeth Street at College Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1897 Historic photo from 1897 - Sketch of Caer Howell Hotel in the winter with horse drawn carriages and distinctive gate in Discovery DistrictSketch of Caer Howell Hotel in the winter with horse drawn carriages and distinctive gate
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Ornamental gate --- Caer Howell Hotel )
127 years ago - 1897 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - House of Industry, Elm Street, designed by William Thomas in Discovery DistrictHouse of Industry, Elm Street, designed by William Thomas
124 years ago - 1900 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Caer Howell Hotel (University Ave. at Orde St.) in Discovery DistrictCaer Howell Hotel (University Ave. at Orde St.)
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate --- Caer Howell Hotel )
124 years ago - 1900 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1907 Historic photo from 1907 - Toronto General Hospital under construction - old Childrens Hospital in background (on College St.) in Discovery DistrictToronto General Hospital under construction - old Childrens Hospital in background (on College St.)
117 years ago - 1907 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1907 Historic photo from 1907 - Bethany Church and houses on Christopher St., looking east from University Ave. in Discovery DistrictBethany Church and houses on Christopher St., looking east from University Ave.
117 years ago - 1907 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Corner of Caer Howell Hotel along University Ave., with upper windows still intact in Discovery DistrictCorner of Caer Howell Hotel along University Ave., with upper windows still intact
(Categorized under: Caer Howell Hotel )
114 years ago - 1910 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1912 Historic photo from Friday, February 23, 1912 - Old houses and partial building, including 104 Elm Street in Discovery DistrictOld houses and partial building, including 104 Elm Street
112 years ago - Friday, February 23, 1912 - Discovery District
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -13.3°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from 1913 - Looking northwest to Parliament Buildings over Toronto General Hospital in Discovery DistrictLooking northwest to Parliament Buildings over Toronto General Hospital
111 years ago - 1913 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from 1913 - Caer Howell among the trees along University Avenue in Discovery DistrictCaer Howell among the trees along University Avenue
(Categorized under: Caer Howell Hotel )
111 years ago - 1913 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from 1913 - Toronto General Hospital, interior - beds, windows, and a wheelchair in Discovery DistrictToronto General Hospital, interior - beds, windows, and a wheelchair
111 years ago - 1913 - Discovery District at 101 College Street s.e. corner at University Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Front of Caer Howell Hotel a year before it was torn down (University Ave., and Orde St.) in Discovery DistrictFront of Caer Howell Hotel a year before it was torn down (University Ave., and Orde St.)
(Categorized under: Caer Howell Hotel )
110 years ago - 1914 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Side of Caer Howell Hotel a year before it was demolished (University Ave., and Orde St.) in Discovery DistrictSide of Caer Howell Hotel a year before it was demolished (University Ave., and Orde St.)
(Categorized under: Caer Howell Hotel )
110 years ago - 1914 - Discovery District
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Baby clinic in the old Sick Childrens hospital on south side of College St in Discovery DistrictBaby clinic in the old Sick Childrens hospital on south side of College St
110 years ago - Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Discovery District
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Mothers and babies waiting at the old Sick Childrens Hospital on College Street in Discovery DistrictMothers and babies waiting at the old Sick Childrens Hospital on College Street
110 years ago - Wednesday, September 16, 1914 - Discovery District
Max temp: 25.6°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 24, 1917 - 110-112 Elm Street at Elizabet Street in Discovery District110-112 Elm Street at Elizabet Street
107 years ago - Tuesday, April 24, 1917 - Discovery District at 110 Elm Street
Max temp: 7.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Toronto General Hospital (aerial shot) now MaRS Discovery District in Discovery DistrictToronto General Hospital (aerial shot) now MaRS Discovery District
99 years ago - 1925 - Discovery District at 101 College Street east of University Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - The Alexandra Palace at Queens Park - postcard of the 7-storey luxury apartment - exterior and interior - built 1904 in Discovery DistrictThe Alexandra Palace at Queens Park - postcard of the 7-storey luxury apartment - exterior and interior - built 1904
94 years ago - 1930 - Discovery District at 600 University Avenue at Gerrard Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1954 Historic photo from Monday, September 6, 1954 - Alexandra Apartments converted into office space - University Avenue at the west end of Gerrard in Discovery DistrictAlexandra Apartments converted into office space - University Avenue at the west end of Gerrard
70 years ago - Monday, September 6, 1954 - Discovery District at 600 University Avenue at Gerrard Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)