Historic photos from around Riverside-South Riverdale, Toronto

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

1899 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 10, 1899 - Construction of east abutment for new iron bridge, Queen Street at Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleConstruction of east abutment for new iron bridge, Queen Street at Don River
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
125 years ago - Tuesday, October 10, 1899 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 587 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1899 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 10, 1899 - Location of east abutment, Queen Street bridge over Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleLocation of east abutment, Queen Street bridge over Don River
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
125 years ago - Tuesday, October 10, 1899 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 587 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1899 Historic photo from Friday, October 13, 1899 - Old west abutment, Queen Street bridge over Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleOld west abutment, Queen Street bridge over Don River
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
125 years ago - Friday, October 13, 1899 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 578 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1899 Historic photo from Monday, December 4, 1899 - East abutment completed, Queen Street bridge over Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleEast abutment completed, Queen Street bridge over Don River
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
125 years ago - Monday, December 4, 1899 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 587 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Hand rail, end posts, at lamps - Queen St. steel warren truss bridge over the Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleHand rail, end posts, at lamps - Queen St. steel warren truss bridge over the Don River
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate --- Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1900 Historic photo from Friday, February 9, 1900 - After the breakup of the Don River, looking south-west to Queen Street temporary bridge and Don station in Riverside-South RiverdaleAfter the breakup of the Don River, looking south-west to Queen Street temporary bridge and Don station
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - Friday, February 9, 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Queen Street East
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Friday, February 9, 1900 - After the breakup of the Don River, looking south-east across Queen Street temporary bridge in Riverside-South RiverdaleAfter the breakup of the Don River, looking south-east across Queen Street temporary bridge
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - Friday, February 9, 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Queen Street East
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Friday, February 9, 1900 - Don CPR station in distance after the breakup of the Don River, looking south-west to Queen Street temporary bridge in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon CPR station in distance after the breakup of the Don River, looking south-west to Queen Street temporary bridge
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - Friday, February 9, 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Queen Street East
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Monday, March 12, 1900 - Queen Street bridge, looking north-west - steel warren truss bridge before current bridge in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street bridge, looking north-west - steel warren truss bridge before current bridge
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate --- Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - Monday, March 12, 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Monday, March 12, 1900 - Queen Street bridge, looking west - Don Station on the left in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street bridge, looking west - Don Station on the left
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - Monday, March 12, 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Bloor Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from Monday, May 21, 1900 - Superstructure and buckle plate - Queen Street bridge over Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleSuperstructure and buckle plate - Queen Street bridge over Don River
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
124 years ago - Monday, May 21, 1900 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 578 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1904 Historic photo from Saturday, March 26, 1904 - Queen Street bridge over the Don River in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street bridge over the Don River
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
120 years ago - Saturday, March 26, 1904 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Bloor Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 28, 1910 - Don CPR railway station at Queen Street - King Street - Don River bridge looking east in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon CPR railway station at Queen Street - King Street - Don River bridge looking east
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
114 years ago - Wednesday, September 28, 1910 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Bloor Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from Monday, November 21, 1910 - Queen Street and King Street - Don River Bridge in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street and King Street - Don River Bridge
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
114 years ago - Monday, November 21, 1910 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 578 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 6, 1913 - Track - Wilton Ave (now Dundas) at Munro St. in Riverside-South RiverdaleTrack - Wilton Ave (now Dundas) at Munro St.
111 years ago - Tuesday, May 6, 1913 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Incinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleIncinerator site - east side of Don north of Wilton (now Dundas)
109 years ago - Tuesday, April 13, 1915 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Monday, March 27, 1916 - Don River flooded south from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon River flooded south from Wilton Avenue (Dundas)
108 years ago - Monday, March 27, 1916 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 777 Dundas Street East (approximately - over the Don River)
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Monday, March 27, 1916 - Don River flooded north from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) with the Don Jail in the distance in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon River flooded north from Wilton Avenue (Dundas) with the Don Jail in the distance
108 years ago - Monday, March 27, 1916 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 777 Dundas Street East (approximately - over the Don River)
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: 2.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1917 Historic photo from Saturday, May 12, 1917 - Site of garage at Wilton Ave. east of Don with the Don Jail in the background in Riverside-South RiverdaleSite of garage at Wilton Ave. east of Don with the Don Jail in the background
107 years ago - Saturday, May 12, 1917 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 26, 1918 - Don flood, south from Wilton Avenue Bridge (Dundas) in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon flood, south from Wilton Avenue Bridge (Dundas)
(Categorized under: Don Jail --- Don River )
106 years ago - Tuesday, February 26, 1918 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Tuesday, February 26, 1918 - Don flood, north of Wilton Avenue Bridge with Don Jail in background in Riverside-South RiverdaleDon flood, north of Wilton Avenue Bridge with Don Jail in background
(Categorized under: Don River )
106 years ago - Tuesday, February 26, 1918 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 26, 1918 - Broadview Hotel on left with Royal Bank of Canada, looking north up Broadview in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Hotel on left with Royal Bank of Canada, looking north up Broadview
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel )
106 years ago - Wednesday, June 26, 1918 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Row houses and White Bros Clothing on Payments sign - southeast corner of Gerrard and Blackburn Streets in Riverside-South RiverdaleRow houses and White Bros Clothing on Payments sign - southeast corner of Gerrard and Blackburn Streets
102 years ago - Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Ads for Macdonalds Brier and Cigarettes - southwest corner of Munro and Gerrard Streets in Riverside-South RiverdaleAds for Macdonalds Brier and Cigarettes - southwest corner of Munro and Gerrard Streets
102 years ago - Tuesday, July 4, 1922 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Monday, May 10, 1926 - Queen Street East - De Grassi crossing south from railway platform looking across McGee in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street East - De Grassi crossing south from railway platform looking across McGee
98 years ago - Monday, May 10, 1926 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 5.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, December 14, 1926 - Queen St E and Canadian National Railway grade separation, looking east in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen St E and Canadian National Railway grade separation, looking east
98 years ago - Tuesday, December 14, 1926 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 25, 1927 - C.N.R. Riverdale Station, Queen and De Grassi streets in Riverside-South RiverdaleC.N.R. Riverdale Station, Queen and De Grassi streets
97 years ago - Tuesday, October 25, 1927 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 12.2°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1928 Historic photo from Wednesday, February 1, 1928 - Queen Street East subway at De Grassi Street in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street East subway at De Grassi Street
96 years ago - Wednesday, February 1, 1928 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -9.4°C - 0.5cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Friday, August 2, 1929 - South from Queen Street - Don River Bridge and 1896 Don Station - now at Roundhouse Park in Riverside-South RiverdaleSouth from Queen Street - Don River Bridge and 1896 Don Station - now at Roundhouse Park
95 years ago - Friday, August 2, 1929 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 618 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, March 21, 1932 - Teck Theatre - Queen Street East - open less than 2 years from 1931 in Riverside-South RiverdaleTeck Theatre - Queen Street East - open less than 2 years from 1931
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel --- East end theatres )
92 years ago - Monday, March 21, 1932 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 700 Queen Street East at Broadview Ave
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 11.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, March 21, 1932 - Teck Theatre looking west from Broadview Ave to No. 700 Queen Street East in Riverside-South RiverdaleTeck Theatre looking west from Broadview Ave to No. 700 Queen Street East
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
92 years ago - Monday, March 21, 1932 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 700 Queen Street East at Broadview Ave
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 11.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Broadview Hotel at Queen St east and Broadview in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Hotel at Queen St east and Broadview
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel )
79 years ago - 1945 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Broadview Hotel, east side, at Queen St. East and Broadview Ave in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Hotel, east side, at Queen St. East and Broadview Ave
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel )
79 years ago - 1945 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre - view of screen from balcony - 735 Queen Street E in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre - view of screen from balcony - 735 Queen Street E
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
77 years ago - Monday, October 27, 1947 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre foyer - now The Opera House (was also informally known as the Acropolis) in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre foyer - now The Opera House (was also informally known as the Acropolis)
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
77 years ago - Monday, October 27, 1947 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre concession stand - In 1962 it became the Dundas, and in 1965, Cinema Ellas in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre concession stand - In 1962 it became the Dundas, and in 1965, Cinema Ellas
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
77 years ago - Monday, October 27, 1947 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre Auditorium and balcony - seats removed for music venue in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre Auditorium and balcony - seats removed for music venue
(Categorized under: East end theatres )
77 years ago - Monday, October 27, 1947 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1954 Historic photo from Wednesday, December 1, 1954 - Broadview Hotel, Queen St. E., n.w. corner Broadview Ave. Acc. S 2-2308B in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Hotel, Queen St. E., n.w. corner Broadview Ave. Acc. S 2-2308B
(Categorized under: Broadview Hotel )
70 years ago - Wednesday, December 1, 1954 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -1.7°C - 6.6cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1972 Historic photo from 1972 - Broadview Avenue and First Avenue, looking east in Riverside-South RiverdaleBroadview Avenue and First Avenue, looking east
52 years ago - 1972 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 1 First Ave At Broadview Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1977 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 11, 1977 - Queen Street East - Don Bridge - before Time and a Clock Bridge addition in Riverside-South RiverdaleQueen Street East - Don Bridge - before Time and a Clock Bridge addition
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
47 years ago - Wednesday, May 11, 1977 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 578 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1979 Historic photo from Saturday, January 6, 1979 - View of Don bridge at Queen and King streets - PCC streetcars ( Presidents Conference Committee Car) in Riverside-South RiverdaleView of Don bridge at Queen and King streets - PCC streetcars ( Presidents Conference Committee Car)
(Categorized under: Queen Don bridge )
45 years ago - Saturday, January 6, 1979 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 621 Queen Street East
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1980 Historic photo from 1980 - Consumers Gas buildings on Eastern Avenue, looking east to Booth Avenue in Riverside-South RiverdaleConsumers Gas buildings on Eastern Avenue, looking east to Booth Avenue
44 years ago - 1980 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 433 Eastern Ave s.w. corner at Booth Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1981 Historic photo from Monday, May 18, 1981 - Eastern Ave - May 18, 1981 by 'collations' Patrick Cummins in Riverside-South RiverdaleEastern Ave - May 18, 1981 by 'collations' Patrick Cummins
43 years ago - Monday, May 18, 1981 - Riverside-South Riverdale
Max temp: 14.8°C - Min temp: 4.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
1982 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 21, 1982 - North-west corner of Boulton Avenue and First Avenue - dairy in the 1860s in Riverside-South RiverdaleNorth-west corner of Boulton Avenue and First Avenue - dairy in the 1860s
42 years ago - Wednesday, July 21, 1982 - Riverside-South Riverdale at 234 Boulton Ave n.w. corner at First Ave
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)