Historic photos from around Dufferin Grove, Toronto

West of the main city core, Dufferin Grove is a working class neighbourhood with a range of cultures. It runs south of Bloor between Dufferin and Ossington, through College Street, down to Dundas. A strong community has centered itself around the Dufferin Grove park - see their Friends of Dufferin Grove Park website for more details.

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1875 Historic photo from 1875 - Wesley Methodist (United) Church, Dundas St. W., n.w. corner Ossington Ave. in Dufferin GroveWesley Methodist (United) Church, Dundas St. W., n.w. corner Ossington Ave.
149 years ago - 1875 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Havelock Street looking south to College Street in Dufferin GroveHavelock Street looking south to College Street
134 years ago - 1890 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Havelock Street looking north to Dewson Street in Dufferin GroveHavelock Street looking north to Dewson Street
134 years ago - 1890 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Aftermath of fire in dispensing chemist and Bobs Shaving Parlor - Bloor St. W., n.e. cor. Dovercourt Rd., in Dufferin GroveAftermath of fire in dispensing chemist and Bobs Shaving Parlor - Bloor St. W., n.e. cor. Dovercourt Rd.,
124 years ago - 1900 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Dewson Street School - ceiling in classroom - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Dufferin GroveDewson Street School - ceiling in classroom - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
(Categorized under: Schools )
124 years ago - 1900 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Dewson Street School - Stairwell - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Dufferin GroveDewson Street School - Stairwell - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
(Categorized under: Schools )
124 years ago - 1900 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Rusholme Road, near Dundas in Dufferin GroveRusholme Road, near Dundas
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
115 years ago - 1909 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Coolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans house in Dufferin GroveCoolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans house
111 years ago - Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Coolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans Home in Dufferin GroveCoolmine Road - sidewalk crossing on east side opposite north gate of Protestant Orphans Home
111 years ago - Tuesday, January 28, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.7°C - Min temp: -10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Before stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveBefore stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue
111 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Friday, February 14, 1913 - Kids playing in Dufferin Grove park - north from Gladstone Avenue in Dufferin GroveKids playing in Dufferin Grove park - north from Gladstone Avenue
111 years ago - Friday, February 14, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Saturday, April 12, 1913 - Plan of Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GrovePlan of Dufferin Grove Park
111 years ago - Saturday, April 12, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 10.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Monday, April 28, 1913 - Before two trees were removed Dufferin Grove in Dufferin GroveBefore two trees were removed Dufferin Grove
111 years ago - Monday, April 28, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 17.2°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 29, 1913 - Dufferin Grove park building in Dufferin GroveDufferin Grove park building
111 years ago - Tuesday, April 29, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove park and houses over the fence in Dufferin GroveDufferin Grove park and houses over the fence
111 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Backyard of houses around Dufferin Grove park in Dufferin GroveBackyard of houses around Dufferin Grove park
111 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Fence and houses around Dufferin Grove park in Dufferin GroveFence and houses around Dufferin Grove park
111 years ago - Tuesday, September 9, 1913 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 18.3°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Saturday, February 7, 1914 - Sketch of proposed stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue (Feb 14, 1913 is original photo) in Dufferin GroveSketch of proposed stone gates at Dufferin Grove South from Gladstone Avenue (Feb 14, 1913 is original photo)
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Ornamental gate )
110 years ago - Saturday, February 7, 1914 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Wednesday, August 11, 1915 - West side of Havelock Street in Dufferin GroveWest side of Havelock Street
109 years ago - Wednesday, August 11, 1915 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Garden and coverd children's sand pit - Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GroveGarden and coverd children's sand pit - Dufferin Grove Park
107 years ago - Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Path and trees in Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GrovePath and trees in Dufferin Grove Park
107 years ago - Saturday, September 1, 1917 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Rusholme estate entrance - home of Colonel George Taylor Dennison - demolished 1953 in Dufferin GroveRusholme estate entrance - home of Colonel George Taylor Dennison - demolished 1953
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
104 years ago - 1920 - Dufferin Grove
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Ossington Ave. at Harrison St in Dufferin GroveOssington Ave. at Harrison St
104 years ago - Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Ossington Ave. at Shannon St looking south in Dufferin GroveOssington Ave. at Shannon St looking south
104 years ago - Tuesday, June 8, 1920 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, July 1, 1921 - Lawn tennis at Dufferin Grove Park in Dufferin GroveLawn tennis at Dufferin Grove Park
103 years ago - Friday, July 1, 1921 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1923 - St. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave. in Dufferin GroveSt. Annes Anglican Church, Gladstone Ave.
101 years ago - Friday, December 14, 1923 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Edith L. Groves Public School -344 Dovercourt, near St. Anns Road in Dufferin GroveEdith L. Groves Public School -344 Dovercourt, near St. Anns Road
99 years ago - 1925 - Dufferin Grove at 344 Dovercourt Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from 1925 - West End Y.M.C.A. illuminated street sign in Dufferin GroveWest End Y.M.C.A. illuminated street sign
99 years ago - 1925 - Dufferin Grove at 931 College Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 9, 1927 - Track construction on College St, west of Havelock in Dufferin GroveTrack construction on College St, west of Havelock
97 years ago - Tuesday, August 9, 1927 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 26, 1930 - Flower beds on west side of Havelock Street in Dufferin GroveFlower beds on west side of Havelock Street
94 years ago - Tuesday, August 26, 1930 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 27.2°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, April 21, 1932 - Proposed lane rear of St. Anne in Dufferin GroveProposed lane rear of St. Anne
92 years ago - Thursday, April 21, 1932 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, April 26, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - April in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - April
90 years ago - Thursday, April 26, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, May 21, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May
90 years ago - Monday, May 21, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, May 21, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - May
90 years ago - Monday, May 21, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - State of the row of trees in Dufferin Grove - July in Dufferin GroveState of the row of trees in Dufferin Grove - July
90 years ago - Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - State of the trees in Dufferin Grove - July 31st in Dufferin GroveState of the trees in Dufferin Grove - July 31st
90 years ago - Tuesday, July 31, 1934 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 26.1°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from 1938 - Drink More Tea for Vitality! billboard on south side of College Street, looking south-east towards the West End YMCA at Dovercourt in Dufferin GroveDrink More Tea for Vitality! billboard on south side of College Street, looking south-east towards the West End YMCA at Dovercourt
86 years ago - 1938 - Dufferin Grove at 931 College Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre - exterior and marquee at 960 College Street at Dovercourt in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre - exterior and marquee at 960 College Street at Dovercourt
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
77 years ago - Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre auditorium - opened May 24, 1920 - closed 1967 in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre auditorium - opened May 24, 1920 - closed 1967
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
77 years ago - Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - College Theatre concession stand in Dufferin GroveCollege Theatre concession stand
(Categorized under: West end theatres )
77 years ago - Tuesday, October 21, 1947 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1957 Historic photo from Saturday, November 23, 1957 - Aftermath of fire at the Wesley Methodist United Church - Dundas and Ossington in Dufferin GroveAftermath of fire at the Wesley Methodist United Church - Dundas and Ossington
67 years ago - Saturday, November 23, 1957 - Dufferin Grove
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)