Historic photos from around Harbourfront, Toronto

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

 
 

1896 Historic photo from 1896 - St. James Hotel, York St., e. side, betw. Esplanade W. & Front St. W. then Doty Engineering Works in HarbourfrontSt. James Hotel, York St., e. side, betw. Esplanade W. & Front St. W. then Doty Engineering Works
(Categorized under: Hotels )
128 years ago - 1896 - Harbourfront
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) clubhouse, foot of Simcoe Street in HarbourfrontRoyal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) clubhouse, foot of Simcoe Street
124 years ago - 1900 - Harbourfront at 5 Lower Simcoe Street (Approximately)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Canadian Pacific Railway freight shed - foot of John Street - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in HarbourfrontCanadian Pacific Railway freight shed - foot of John Street - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - 1900 - Harbourfront at 270 Queens Quay West (approximately)
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Polson Iron Works interior - private office (foot of Sherbourne Street) - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in HarbourfrontPolson Iron Works interior - private office (foot of Sherbourne Street) - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - 1900 - Harbourfront at 254 Lower Sherbourne Street (approximately)
Link to archive record - Map location
1904 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 2, 1904 - Queen City Yacht Club and RCYC - Toronto waterfront across the ice from the bay in HarbourfrontQueen City Yacht Club and RCYC - Toronto waterfront across the ice from the bay
120 years ago - Wednesday, March 2, 1904 - Harbourfront
Max temp: 5.6°C - Min temp: -2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from 1917 - Captured German UC97 WWI U-Boat and Toronto Harbour Commission building at the water in HarbourfrontCaptured German UC97 WWI U-Boat and Toronto Harbour Commission building at the water
107 years ago - 1917 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from 1917 - Captured WWI German submarine U-boat UC97 in HarbourfrontCaptured WWI German submarine U-boat UC97
107 years ago - 1917 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1919 Historic photo from Monday, February 24, 1919 - Toronto harbor condition in front of The Toronto Harbour Commission Building (THC) before infill in HarbourfrontToronto harbor condition in front of The Toronto Harbour Commission Building (THC) before infill
105 years ago - Monday, February 24, 1919 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Iceboats in front of the Toronto Harbour Commission building in HarbourfrontIceboats in front of the Toronto Harbour Commission building
104 years ago - 1920 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Monday, June 6, 1927 - Christie Street patients, conveyed to Lakeside Hospital, by S.S. John Hanlan in HarbourfrontChristie Street patients, conveyed to Lakeside Hospital, by S.S. John Hanlan
97 years ago - Monday, June 6, 1927 - Harbourfront at 9 Queens Quay West
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Patients taking the ferry to Lakeside home on Toronto Island on S.S. John Hanlan in HarbourfrontPatients taking the ferry to Lakeside home on Toronto Island on S.S. John Hanlan
96 years ago - Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Harbourfront at 9 Queens Quay West
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Removal of patients, from hospital for Sick Children, to Lakeside Home, via S.S. John Hanlan in HarbourfrontRemoval of patients, from hospital for Sick Children, to Lakeside Home, via S.S. John Hanlan
96 years ago - Tuesday, May 22, 1928 - Harbourfront at 9 Queens Quay West
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Tuesday, September 10, 1929 - Aerial view of Toronto from south of Toronto Harbour Commission building in HarbourfrontAerial view of Toronto from south of Toronto Harbour Commission building
95 years ago - Tuesday, September 10, 1929 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 16.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Aerial view of York Street and Queens Quay in HarbourfrontAerial view of York Street and Queens Quay
94 years ago - 1930 - Harbourfront
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Thursday, September 4, 1930 - View of Toronto northwest from Toronto Harbour Commission in HarbourfrontView of Toronto northwest from Toronto Harbour Commission
94 years ago - Thursday, September 4, 1930 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Thursday, September 4, 1930 - Aerial view of Toronto northeast from Toronto Harbour Commission building in HarbourfrontAerial view of Toronto northeast from Toronto Harbour Commission building
94 years ago - Thursday, September 4, 1930 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street
Max temp: 22.2°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 17, 1935 - Toronto Transportation Commission ferry T.J. Clark - also operated as a fireboat and cargo vessel - 1911 to 1959 in HarbourfrontToronto Transportation Commission ferry T.J. Clark - also operated as a fireboat and cargo vessel - 1911 to 1959
89 years ago - Wednesday, April 17, 1935 - Harbourfront
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Friday, July 17, 1936 - Harbour Commission parking lot, looking south-east, from Bay St, subway, 4:00 p.m. in HarbourfrontHarbour Commission parking lot, looking south-east, from Bay St, subway, 4:00 p.m.
88 years ago - Friday, July 17, 1936 - Harbourfront at 60 Harbour Street n.w. corner at Bay Street
Max temp: 28.9°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from Sunday, May 19, 1940 - Roof torn off the Don Rowing Club in May 19th, 1940 storm in HarbourfrontRoof torn off the Don Rowing Club in May 19th, 1940 storm
84 years ago - Sunday, May 19, 1940 - Harbourfront at 29 Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Blvd West
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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)
1963 Historic photo from 1963 - Gardiner Expressway under construction at Jarvis Street, east side, looking northeast from Lake Shore Boulevard East in HarbourfrontGardiner Expressway under construction at Jarvis Street, east side, looking northeast from Lake Shore Boulevard East
61 years ago - 1963 - Harbourfront at 10 Lower Jarvis Street s.e. corner at Lakeshore Blvd
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)