Historic photos from around North Toronto, Toronto

A residential and commercial neighbourhood centered around Yonge and Eglinton, with a history going back as far as the 1837 Rebellion by William Lyon Mackenzie.

List of all areas in Toronto or take a look at the historic photos by date. A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

1837 Historic photo from 1837 - The March of the Rebels upon Toronto in December, 1837,  C. W. Jefferys, [ca.1921] Government of Ontario Art Collection in North TorontoThe March of the Rebels upon Toronto in December, 1837, C. W. Jefferys, [ca.1921] Government of Ontario Art Collection
187 years ago - 1837 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location
1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Castlefield estate at Yonge St, - one of oldest known Toronto Photos in North TorontoCastlefield estate at Yonge St, - one of oldest known Toronto Photos
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses --- Oldest known Toronto photos )
168 years ago - 1856 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1860 Historic photo from 1860 - Castlefield - between Yonge Street and Duplex - oil painting by Margaret Jackes in North TorontoCastlefield - between Yonge Street and Duplex - oil painting by Margaret Jackes
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
164 years ago - 1860 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1898 Historic photo from 1898 - Yonge Street north at St. Clements Avenue with railway tracks in North TorontoYonge Street north at St. Clements Avenue with railway tracks
126 years ago - 1898 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Looking north across a small pond on the west side of Yonge Street in North TorontoLooking north across a small pond on the west side of Yonge Street
116 years ago - 1908 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Oulcotts Hotel on Yonge Street, north of Eglinton, looking south in North TorontoOulcotts Hotel on Yonge Street, north of Eglinton, looking south
(Categorized under: Hotels )
116 years ago - 1908 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Looking north on Yonge Street from Oulcotts Hotel past the Town Hall in North TorontoLooking north on Yonge Street from Oulcotts Hotel past the Town Hall
115 years ago - 1909 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Castlefield, the home of Captain James Hervey Price, first city Clerk home in North TorontoCastlefield, the home of Captain James Hervey Price, first city Clerk home
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
114 years ago - 1910 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Oulcotts Temperance Hotel just beyond Mr. D. D. Reids field at Montgomery Avenue in North TorontoOulcotts Temperance Hotel just beyond Mr. D. D. Reids field at Montgomery Avenue
(Categorized under: Hotels )
113 years ago - 1911 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Bank of Montreal - 2444 Yonge St at Roselawn Ave - with coulmns, triangular pediment, and tympanum in North TorontoBank of Montreal - 2444 Yonge St at Roselawn Ave - with coulmns, triangular pediment, and tympanum
109 years ago - 1915 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1916 Historic photo from 1916 - North Toronto Town Hall, then the Public library, Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue in North TorontoNorth Toronto Town Hall, then the Public library, Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue
108 years ago - 1916 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from 1916 - Montgomery homestead, Montgomery Avenue, North Toronto in North TorontoMontgomery homestead, Montgomery Avenue, North Toronto
108 years ago - 1916 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Eglinton Hunt Club, water tower, and James Pears and Son brick yards in North TorontoEglinton Hunt Club, water tower, and James Pears and Son brick yards
104 years ago - 1920 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1921 Historic photo from 1921 - The Stables, Eglinton Hunt Club, Avenue Road in North TorontoThe Stables, Eglinton Hunt Club, Avenue Road
103 years ago - 1921 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Cumming Bros. Auto Accessories shop at 2486 Yonge Street in North TorontoCumming Bros. Auto Accessories shop at 2486 Yonge Street
103 years ago - Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Capitol Theatre - 2492 Yonge Street - showing movies from mid-1930s to 1998 in North TorontoCapitol Theatre - 2492 Yonge Street - showing movies from mid-1930s to 1998
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
103 years ago - Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Oulcotts Hotel converted to Postal Station K, No. 2388 Yonge Street, formerly  in North TorontoOulcotts Hotel converted to Postal Station K, No. 2388 Yonge Street, formerly
(Categorized under: Hotels )
103 years ago - Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - Bank of Montreal building at 2444 Yonge Street, at Roselawn Avenue in North TorontoBank of Montreal building at 2444 Yonge Street, at Roselawn Avenue
103 years ago - Tuesday, November 22, 1921 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, February 17, 1922 - Drain Lot at northwest corner of Redpath and Erskine in North TorontoDrain Lot at northwest corner of Redpath and Erskine
102 years ago - Friday, February 17, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: -8.9°C - Min temp: -21.7°C - 0.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Friday, July 14, 1922 - Duplex and Eglinton avenues, looking north in North TorontoDuplex and Eglinton avenues, looking north
102 years ago - Friday, July 14, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 1, 1922 - Yonge Street and Melrose Avenue gates in North TorontoYonge Street and Melrose Avenue gates
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
102 years ago - Tuesday, August 1, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 26.7°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Eglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street in North TorontoEglinton Ave, west of Duplex Ave looking toward Yonge Street
102 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Thursday, October 19, 1922 - Streetcar tracks on Yonge St, looking south from city limit in North TorontoStreetcar tracks on Yonge St, looking south from city limit
102 years ago - Thursday, October 19, 1922 - North Toronto
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from 1926 - Capitol Theatre - built as a Vaudeville house seating 1,079 guests in 1918 in North TorontoCapitol Theatre - built as a Vaudeville house seating 1,079 guests in 1918
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
98 years ago - 1926 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1926 Historic photo from 1926 - Capitol Theatre - Panoramic Camera Company photograph in North TorontoCapitol Theatre - Panoramic Camera Company photograph
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
98 years ago - 1926 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1930 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 12, 1930 - Eglinton Park (Roselawn Avenue) Shelter in North TorontoEglinton Park (Roselawn Avenue) Shelter
94 years ago - Tuesday, August 12, 1930 - North Toronto
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom on, Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave. in North TorontoConsumers Gas North Toronto Showroom on, Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave.
93 years ago - 1931 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - People waiting for the grand opening of the Consumers Gas Showroom on Yonge St. in North TorontoPeople waiting for the grand opening of the Consumers Gas Showroom on Yonge St.
93 years ago - 1931 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - Women, all in hats, watching a home cooking demonstration in the Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave. in North TorontoWomen, all in hats, watching a home cooking demonstration in the Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave.
93 years ago - 1931 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - Interior with gas appliances on display in the Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave. in North TorontoInterior with gas appliances on display in the Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave.
93 years ago - 1931 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - Interior view and lights in the Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave. in North TorontoInterior view and lights in the Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave.
93 years ago - 1931 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from 1931 - South west corner of 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave. - Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom  in North TorontoSouth west corner of 2532 Yonge St. at St. Clements Ave. - Consumers Gas North Toronto Showroom
93 years ago - 1931 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - Tearing down the old Library, previously the Town Hall of old North Toronto in North TorontoTearing down the old Library, previously the Town Hall of old North Toronto
93 years ago - Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - North Toronto
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - Removing bricks around the distinctive windows ofthe old Library, previously the Town Hall in North TorontoRemoving bricks around the distinctive windows ofthe old Library, previously the Town Hall
93 years ago - Tuesday, December 1, 1931 - North Toronto
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, January 18, 1932 - Montgomery Firehall under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Firehall under construction
92 years ago - Monday, January 18, 1932 - North Toronto
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 28, 1932 - Montgomery Avenue Police Station under construction in North TorontoMontgomery Avenue Police Station under construction
92 years ago - Tuesday, June 28, 1932 - North Toronto
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Montgomery firehall in North Toronto, just west of Yonge Street in North TorontoMontgomery firehall in North Toronto, just west of Yonge Street
91 years ago - Thursday, March 30, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Completed Montgomery Police Station No. 12 and Fire Hall, northwest corner of Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue in North TorontoCompleted Montgomery Police Station No. 12 and Fire Hall, northwest corner of Yonge Street and Montgomery Avenue
91 years ago - Thursday, March 30, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, March 30, 1933 - Montgomery Police Station, Yonge Street north of Eglinton in North TorontoMontgomery Police Station, Yonge Street north of Eglinton
91 years ago - Thursday, March 30, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 6.7°C - Min temp: -1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 29, 1933 - Capitol Threatre building - now the Capitol Event Theatre at 2492 Yonge St in North TorontoCapitol Threatre building - now the Capitol Event Theatre at 2492 Yonge St
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
91 years ago - Wednesday, November 29, 1933 - North Toronto
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 0.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Yonge St, north, from Eglinton, 9:45 a.m in North TorontoYonge St, north, from Eglinton, 9:45 a.m
90 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from 1938 - Allenby Public School, 1938 in North TorontoAllenby Public School, 1938
86 years ago - 1938 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location ( From GetStock)
1938 Historic photo from Monday, January 17, 1938 - Mount Pleasant Road at Broadway Avenue in North TorontoMount Pleasant Road at Broadway Avenue
86 years ago - Monday, January 17, 1938 - North Toronto
Max temp: -10.6°C - Min temp: -12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Military demonstration in Eglinton Park - kids climbing on tank in North TorontoMilitary demonstration in Eglinton Park - kids climbing on tank
84 years ago - 1940 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - WW II Air Force testing at the Eglinton Hunt Club - home of 1st human centrifuge in Allied countries in North TorontoWW II Air Force testing at the Eglinton Hunt Club - home of 1st human centrifuge in Allied countries
79 years ago - 1945 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1945 Historic photo from Friday, December 14, 1945 - Eglington and Yonge Street widening looking north - Highland Dairy sign in North TorontoEglington and Yonge Street widening looking north - Highland Dairy sign
79 years ago - Friday, December 14, 1945 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location
1952 Historic photo from 1952 - Public library, previously Eglinton Presbyterian Church (1909-1922) on St. Clements Ave., n. side, w. of Yonge St. in North TorontoPublic library, previously Eglinton Presbyterian Church (1909-1922) on St. Clements Ave., n. side, w. of Yonge St.
72 years ago - 1952 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Saturday, March 8, 1958 - Orange Hall, Eglinton, south of St. Clements down laneway in North TorontoOrange Hall, Eglinton, south of St. Clements down laneway
66 years ago - Saturday, March 8, 1958 - North Toronto
Max temp: -1.1°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1960 Historic photo from 1960 - Incinerator Plant at Roselawn Ave. and Chaplin Cres., north-west corner, looking north-west in North TorontoIncinerator Plant at Roselawn Ave. and Chaplin Cres., north-west corner, looking north-west
64 years ago - 1960 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1963 Historic photo from 1963 - 6 photos of Taxis on Yonge Street outside Eglinton station in North Toronto6 photos of Taxis on Yonge Street outside Eglinton station
61 years ago - 1963 - North Toronto
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Saturday, September 3, 1983 - Capitol Theatre and buildings to the north - 2498 Yonge St. - Penelope Hope, Soraya Sewing Supplies in North TorontoCapitol Theatre and buildings to the north - 2498 Yonge St. - Penelope Hope, Soraya Sewing Supplies
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
41 years ago - Saturday, September 3, 1983 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 16.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1983 Historic photo from Saturday, September 3, 1983 - Capitol Theatre - with sign for the movie The Draughtsmans Contract in North TorontoCapitol Theatre - with sign for the movie The Draughtsmans Contract
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
41 years ago - Saturday, September 3, 1983 - North Toronto
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 16.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
2014 Historic photo from Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Skylight in the Consumers Gas showroom on Yonge St in North Toronto :: seems Artless in North TorontoSkylight in the Consumers Gas showroom on Yonge St in North Toronto :: seems Artless
10 years ago - Sunday, March 23, 2014 - North Toronto
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location