Historic photos from around Old Town, Toronto

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

1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Second United Presbyterian Church under construction at Queen St and Mutual in Old TownSecond United Presbyterian Church under construction at Queen St and Mutual
(Categorized under: Oldest known Toronto photos )
168 years ago - 1856 - Old Town
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1870 Historic photo from 1870 - Black Horse Hotel at Front and George streets - built in the 1820's? as the residence for George Monro in Old TownBlack Horse Hotel at Front and George streets - built in the 1820's? as the residence for George Monro
(Categorized under: Hotels )
154 years ago - 1870 - Old Town at 114 Front Street East n.e. corner at George Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1883 Historic photo from 1883 - Campbell house - as Fensom Elevator Works in Old TownCampbell house - as Fensom Elevator Works
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
141 years ago - 1883 - Old Town at 300 Adelaide Street East top of Frederick Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1885 Historic photo from 1885 - Kingston House hotel (formerly James Hunter house) Church St., n.w. corner Lombard St. in Old TownKingston House hotel (formerly James Hunter house) Church St., n.w. corner Lombard St.
(Categorized under: Hotels )
139 years ago - 1885 - Old Town at 114 Church Street n.w. corner at Lombard Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Church and Adelaide streets : southwest corner in Old TownChurch and Adelaide streets : southwest corner
134 years ago - 1890 - Old Town at 82 Church Street s.w. corner at Adelaide Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Londonderry Inn with horse drawn carriages out front - Victoria St., n.e. corner at Lombard St. in Old TownLondonderry Inn with horse drawn carriages out front - Victoria St., n.e. corner at Lombard St.
(Categorized under: Hotels )
134 years ago - 1890 - Old Town
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Holy Blossom Synagogue (1867-1897) on Richmond St. E. Pen & ink drawing reproduced in Landmarks of Toronto in Old TownHoly Blossom Synagogue (1867-1897) on Richmond St. E. Pen & ink drawing reproduced in Landmarks of Toronto
134 years ago - 1890 - Old Town at 27 Richmond Street East (approx.) s.e. corner at Victoria Street.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1924 Historic photo from Friday, October 31, 1924 - Campbell House on Adelaide Street east - Capewell Horse Nail company at the time in Old TownCampbell House on Adelaide Street east - Capewell Horse Nail company at the time
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
100 years ago - Friday, October 31, 1924 - Old Town at 300 Adelaide Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1927 Historic photo from Friday, September 23, 1927 - Campbell house in distance at the top of Frederick Street looking at west entrance to freight sheds on The Esplanade in Old TownCampbell house in distance at the top of Frederick Street looking at west entrance to freight sheds on The Esplanade
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
97 years ago - Friday, September 23, 1927 - Old Town at 85 Frederick Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Friday, October 14, 1938 - Back of 115-117 Sherbourne Street in Old TownBack of 115-117 Sherbourne Street
86 years ago - Friday, October 14, 1938 - Old Town at 115 Sherbourne Street
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - The National Hotel or New Toronto Hotel on Sherbourne at King in Old TownThe National Hotel or New Toronto Hotel on Sherbourne at King
(Categorized under: Hotels )
79 years ago - 1945 - Old Town at 251 King Street East s.e. corner at Sherbourne Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Graymar Hotel - 29-31 Jarvis St., between Front St. E. and King St. E. in Old TownGraymar Hotel - 29-31 Jarvis St., between Front St. E. and King St. E.
(Categorized under: Hotels )
79 years ago - 1945 - Old Town at 29 Jarvis Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1952 Historic photo from Monday, January 28, 1952 - Toronto Firehall No. 4, built 1900 by architect A. Frank Wickson,  now the Alumnae Theatre in Old TownToronto Firehall No. 4, built 1900 by architect A. Frank Wickson, now the Alumnae Theatre
72 years ago - Monday, January 28, 1952 - Old Town at 70 Berkeley Street s.w. corner at Adelaide Street East
Max temp: -5.0°C - Min temp: -13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1955 Historic photo from 1955 - Sheas VictoriaTheatre, Victoria Street, s.e. cor. Richmond St. E. : Toronto Public Library in Old TownSheas VictoriaTheatre, Victoria Street, s.e. cor. Richmond St. E. : Toronto Public Library
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
69 years ago - 1955 - Old Town
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, March 6, 1955 - Old Fire Hall built 1886 - Lombard St. (Second City for a while) in Old TownOld Fire Hall built 1886 - Lombard St. (Second City for a while)
69 years ago - Sunday, March 6, 1955 - Old Town at 110 Lombard Street w. of Jarvis St.
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1956 Historic photo from Sunday, May 6, 1956 - Sheas Victoria Theatre view from rear, during demolition in Old TownSheas Victoria Theatre view from rear, during demolition
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
68 years ago - Sunday, May 6, 1956 - Old Town
Max temp: 12.8°C - Min temp: 8.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1961 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 4, 1961 - Campbell house - original location at 64 Duke St. at the top of Frederick Street in Old TownCampbell house - original location at 64 Duke St. at the top of Frederick Street
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
63 years ago - Tuesday, April 4, 1961 - Old Town at 300 Adelaide Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1972 Historic photo from Wednesday, March 29, 1972 - 150-year-old house built by Sir Wiliam Campbell, chief justice of Ontario from 1825 to 1829, on trailer in Old Town150-year-old house built by Sir Wiliam Campbell, chief justice of Ontario from 1825 to 1829, on trailer
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
52 years ago - Wednesday, March 29, 1972 - Old Town
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1978 Historic photo from 1978 - Jarvis House - Molly Oliver on stage in Toronto -  eventually Club 101 and originally MacFarlanes Hotel in Old TownJarvis House - Molly Oliver on stage in Toronto - eventually Club 101 and originally MacFarlanes Hotel
(Categorized under: Live music )
46 years ago - 1978 - Old Town at 99 Jarvis Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)