Historic photos from around Queen West, Toronto

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

1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Public lavatory under the corner of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue in Queen WestPublic lavatory under the corner of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue
134 years ago - 1890 - Queen West at 386 Queen Street West at Spadina Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Interior view of lavatory at the corner of Queen and Spadina in Queen WestInterior view of lavatory at the corner of Queen and Spadina
134 years ago - 1890 - Queen West at 386 Queen Street West at Spadina Ave.
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from Thursday, September 29, 1910 - Mary Pickford Theatre on the left - originally The Auditorium Theatre - opened 1906 in Queen WestMary Pickford Theatre on the left - originally The Auditorium Theatre - opened 1906
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
114 years ago - Thursday, September 29, 1910 - Queen West
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from Thursday, September 29, 1910 - Mary Pickford theatre - looking east on Queen Street (Originally the Auditorium Theatre) in Queen WestMary Pickford theatre - looking east on Queen Street (Originally the Auditorium Theatre)
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
114 years ago - Thursday, September 29, 1910 - Queen West
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from 1924 - Mary Pickford theatre on left - Spadina Avenue at Queen Street West, looking north in Queen WestMary Pickford theatre on left - Spadina Avenue at Queen Street West, looking north
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
100 years ago - 1924 - Queen West
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, October 12, 1933 - Mary Pickford theatre on right - looking west on Queen St. at Spadina in Queen WestMary Pickford theatre on right - looking west on Queen St. at Spadina
(Categorized under: Downtown theatres )
91 years ago - Thursday, October 12, 1933 - Queen West
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1972 Historic photo from Friday, March 31, 1972 - Campbell House leaving University Ave into its final location in Queen WestCampbell House leaving University Ave into its final location
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
52 years ago - Friday, March 31, 1972 - Queen West at 160 Queen Street West n.w. corner at University Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1979 Historic photo from Tuesday, March 20, 1979 - Campbell House in new location - Canada Life building in the background in Queen WestCampbell House in new location - Canada Life building in the background
(Categorized under: Campbell House )
45 years ago - Tuesday, March 20, 1979 - Queen West at 160 Queen Street West n.w. corner at University Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1983 Historic photo from Friday, January 7, 1983 - Horseshoe tavern - Dance and romance - Stagge Lee night club at the time in Queen WestHorseshoe tavern - Dance and romance - Stagge Lee night club at the time
(Categorized under: Live music )
41 years ago - Friday, January 7, 1983 - Queen West at 370 Queen Street West just east of Spadina Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1983 Historic photo from Sunday, November 27, 1983 - The Queen Mother Cafe, before it expanded westward at 206-208 Queen St West in Queen WestThe Queen Mother Cafe, before it expanded westward at 206-208 Queen St West
41 years ago - Sunday, November 27, 1983 - Queen West at 208 Queen Street West
Max temp: 4.9°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1999 Historic photo from 1999 - Horseshoe Tavern - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in 1999 in Queen WestHorseshoe Tavern - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in 1999
(Categorized under: Live music )
25 years ago - 1999 - Queen West at 370 Queen Street West just east of Spadina Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2000 Historic photo from 2000 - Speakers Corner - Barenaked Ladies playing Be My Yoko Ono in Queen WestSpeakers Corner - Barenaked Ladies playing Be My Yoko Ono
(Categorized under: Live music )
24 years ago - 2000 - Queen West at 303 Queen Street West
Link to archive record - Map location
2004 Historic photo from Saturday, December 18, 2004 - Skydiggers. Gord Downie. Yellow Hat. in Queen WestSkydiggers. Gord Downie. Yellow Hat.
(Categorized under: Live music )
20 years ago - Saturday, December 18, 2004 - Queen West at 370 Queen Street West
Max temp: °C - Min temp: °C - 0.2cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location