Historic photos from around Ontario Place, Toronto

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

 
 

1970 Historic photo from 1970 - History of Ontario Place from the 1970s in Ontario PlaceHistory of Ontario Place from the 1970s
54 years ago - 1970 - Ontario Place
Link to archive record - Map location
1970 Historic photo from 1970 - Ontario Place - including The Forum, the Cinesphere, the pavillions, Lakeshore Beach in Ontario PlaceOntario Place - including The Forum, the Cinesphere, the pavillions, Lakeshore Beach
54 years ago - 1970 - Ontario Place
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1970 Historic photo from Saturday, August 29, 1970 - Ontario Place pavilion pods under construction in background of waterskiing pyramid - CNE Aquarama show in Ontario PlaceOntario Place pavilion pods under construction in background of waterskiing pyramid - CNE Aquarama show
54 years ago - Saturday, August 29, 1970 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
1970 Historic photo from Saturday, August 29, 1970 - 5 women waterskiing towards jump, holding flowers, with Ontario Place bridge and pavilion pods under construction in background - CNE Aquarama show in Ontario Place5 women waterskiing towards jump, holding flowers, with Ontario Place bridge and pavilion pods under construction in background - CNE Aquarama show
54 years ago - Saturday, August 29, 1970 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From York University Archives)
1971 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 20, 1971 - Toronto Symphony on the rotating stage of the the Ontario Place Forum in Ontario PlaceToronto Symphony on the rotating stage of the the Ontario Place Forum
53 years ago - Tuesday, July 20, 1971 - Ontario Place
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 12.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1972 Historic photo from 1972 - Ontario Place - Children's Village - rope ladders, punching bag forest, bouncing air mattress, water area spray bikes  - Eric McMillan discussing the design in Ontario PlaceOntario Place - Children's Village - rope ladders, punching bag forest, bouncing air mattress, water area spray bikes - Eric McMillan discussing the design
52 years ago - 1972 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West overlooking Brigantine Cove
Link to archive record - Map location
1972 Historic photo from Saturday, January 1, 1972 - About 700 people at a New Years Eve party in one of the Ontario Place pavilion pods in Ontario PlaceAbout 700 people at a New Years Eve party in one of the Ontario Place pavilion pods
52 years ago - Saturday, January 1, 1972 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1973 Historic photo from Saturday, July 7, 1973 - View of boats in the Ontario Place marina in Ontario PlaceView of boats in the Ontario Place marina
51 years ago - Saturday, July 7, 1973 - Ontario Place
Max temp: 33.9°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1974 Historic photo from Saturday, August 24, 1974 - Stompin Tom Connors packed the Forum with 10,000 fans in Ontario PlaceStompin Tom Connors packed the Forum with 10,000 fans
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
50 years ago - Saturday, August 24, 1974 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1977 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 26, 1977 - K.C. and the Sunshine Band crowd of 25,000 around the Forum in Ontario PlaceK.C. and the Sunshine Band crowd of 25,000 around the Forum
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
47 years ago - Tuesday, July 26, 1977 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1978 Historic photo from 1978 - Exterior view of the Cinesphere dome at Ontario Place in Ontario PlaceExterior view of the Cinesphere dome at Ontario Place
46 years ago - 1978 - Ontario Place
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1978 Historic photo from Thursday, April 13, 1978 - Ontario Place Forum - New copper roof overlooking the Cinesphere IMAX Theatre and Pavillion Pods in Ontario PlaceOntario Place Forum - New copper roof overlooking the Cinesphere IMAX Theatre and Pavillion Pods
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
46 years ago - Thursday, April 13, 1978 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1978 Historic photo from Tuesday, August 1, 1978 - Sha Na Na performing live in front of 14,000 fans in Toronto at the Ontario Place Forum in 1978 in Ontario PlaceSha Na Na performing live in front of 14,000 fans in Toronto at the Ontario Place Forum in 1978
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
46 years ago - Tuesday, August 1, 1978 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1980 Historic photo from 1980 - Ontario Place outdoor roller-skating - Female Chinese Progressive Association member in Ontario PlaceOntario Place outdoor roller-skating - Female Chinese Progressive Association member
44 years ago - 1980 - Ontario Place
Link to archive record - Map location
1981 Historic photo from Monday, May 18, 1981 - 45,000 people watching the fireworks at Ontario Place over the geodesic dome of the Cinespehere in Ontario Place45,000 people watching the fireworks at Ontario Place over the geodesic dome of the Cinespehere
43 years ago - Monday, May 18, 1981 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Max temp: 14.8°C - Min temp: 4.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1982 Historic photo from 1982 - Weather Report playing live at the Ontario Place Forum in 1982 in Ontario PlaceWeather Report playing live at the Ontario Place Forum in 1982
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
42 years ago - 1982 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1982 Historic photo from 1982 - Dizzy Gillespie playing live at the Forum in 1982  in Ontario PlaceDizzy Gillespie playing live at the Forum in 1982
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
42 years ago - 1982 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from 1983 - Kris Kristofferson playing live at the Ontario Place Forum rotating stage in 1983 in Ontario PlaceKris Kristofferson playing live at the Ontario Place Forum rotating stage in 1983
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
41 years ago - 1983 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 17, 1983 - Roy Orbison brought warmth to the hearts if not the feet of fans who braved the unseasonbly frigid air at Ontario Place in Ontario PlaceRoy Orbison brought warmth to the hearts if not the feet of fans who braved the unseasonbly frigid air at Ontario Place
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
41 years ago - Tuesday, May 17, 1983 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1984 Historic photo from Saturday, September 1, 1984 - The Concorde jet flying over Ontario Place entrance in Ontario PlaceThe Concorde jet flying over Ontario Place entrance
40 years ago - Saturday, September 1, 1984 - Ontario Place
Max temp: 23.4°C - Min temp: 13.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1985 Historic photo from 1985 - Ontario Place Forum - view of audience in the grass and tent in Ontario PlaceOntario Place Forum - view of audience in the grass and tent
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
39 years ago - 1985 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1985 Historic photo from 1985 - Ontario Place Forum - view of rotating stage (and performing dogs) in Ontario PlaceOntario Place Forum - view of rotating stage (and performing dogs)
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
39 years ago - 1985 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1985 Historic photo from Thursday, May 30, 1985 - Gowan on stage at the Forum in 1985 - Lawrence Gowan in Ontario PlaceGowan on stage at the Forum in 1985 - Lawrence Gowan
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
39 years ago - Thursday, May 30, 1985 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1985 Historic photo from Sunday, June 16, 1985 - Eartha Kitt - 'purring and growling' at the Ontario Place Forum in 1985 in Ontario PlaceEartha Kitt - 'purring and growling' at the Ontario Place Forum in 1985
(Categorized under: Ontario Place Forum )
39 years ago - Sunday, June 16, 1985 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1988 Historic photo from 1988 - Drawing of 1988 Ontario Place and waterfront proposal in Ontario PlaceDrawing of 1988 Ontario Place and waterfront proposal
36 years ago - 1988 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1990 Historic photo from 1990 - Looking west over Ontario Place in Ontario PlaceLooking west over Ontario Place
34 years ago - 1990 - Ontario Place
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2021 Historic photo from Sunday, April 18, 2021 - The Abandoned History of Ontario Place - A Troubled Futuristic Permanent World's Fair Theme Park in Ontario PlaceThe Abandoned History of Ontario Place - A Troubled Futuristic Permanent World's Fair Theme Park
3 years ago - Sunday, April 18, 2021 - Ontario Place at 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Link to archive record - Map location