Historic photos from around Sherwood Park, Toronto

Named for the park at the east end of the neighbourhood, the Sherwood Park neighbourhood runs east from Yonge Street tapering to a narrow stretch at Bayview Ave along Burke Brook. The property south of Blythwood was originally the Stibbard farm, and the park itself was originally known as Waterworks Park, as it was one of two water sources for North Toronto (you can find a 1934 photo of the Pumping Station, below).

Along with the baseball diamond and children's play area and waiting pool, the park includes a small section of the Great lakes-St. Lawrence Forest, including white pine, hemlock, beech, oak, and sugar maple - some of the trees date as far back as the 1850's! Ongoing volunteer efforts, working together with the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation Department are ensuring that the forest survives, and thrives.



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.

 
 

1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Sherwood Park comfort station in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park comfort station
104 years ago - 1920 - Sherwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, December 9, 1922 - River and hills north of Sherwood Park in Sherwood ParkRiver and hills north of Sherwood Park
102 years ago - Saturday, December 9, 1922 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park - kids tobogganing and winter sledding in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park - kids tobogganing and winter sledding
99 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park - tobogganing on Valentines Day in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park - tobogganing on Valentines Day
99 years ago - Saturday, February 14, 1925 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 0.6°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Sherwood Park, old North Toronto Pumping Station in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park, old North Toronto Pumping Station
90 years ago - Thursday, June 28, 1934 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1937 Historic photo from Monday, May 3, 1937 - 2707 Yonge Street, old mud and straw brick house, east side, north of Blythwood Road in Sherwood Park2707 Yonge Street, old mud and straw brick house, east side, north of Blythwood Road
87 years ago - Monday, May 3, 1937 - Sherwood Park at 2707 Yonge Street
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1943 Historic photo from 1943 - Blythwood Elementary school - Ditty Bag collection for WWII soldiers in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Elementary school - Ditty Bag collection for WWII soldiers
(Categorized under: Schools )
81 years ago - 1943 - Sherwood Park at 2 Strathgowan Crescent north of Blythwood Road
Link to archive record - Map location
1944 Historic photo from 1944 - Blythwood Elementary school - Grade seven (Spring 1944) winners in war savings certificate sales in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Elementary school - Grade seven (Spring 1944) winners in war savings certificate sales
(Categorized under: Schools )
80 years ago - 1944 - Sherwood Park at 2 Strathgowan Crescent north of Blythwood Road
Link to archive record - Map location
1945 Historic photo from 1945 - Circle Theatre marquee at 2567 Yonge Street in Sherwood ParkCircle Theatre marquee at 2567 Yonge Street
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
79 years ago - 1945 - Sherwood Park at 2567 Yonge Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking west from Strathgowan Crescent up towards Mount Pleasant in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking west from Strathgowan Crescent up towards Mount Pleasant
78 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking east? in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking east?
78 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking west up the hill to Mount Pleasant in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking west up the hill to Mount Pleasant
78 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - small outbuildings in the ravine hills in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - small outbuildings in the ravine hills
78 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1946 Historic photo from Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Blythwood Road grading and paving - looking down into the ravine in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Road grading and paving - looking down into the ravine
78 years ago - Tuesday, January 22, 1946 - Sherwood Park
Max temp: -4.4°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Circle Theatre auditorium and screen in North Toronto 1933-1956 in Sherwood ParkCircle Theatre auditorium and screen in North Toronto 1933-1956
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
77 years ago - 1947 - Sherwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Sherwood Park - walking east down the hill towards the river in Sherwood ParkSherwood Park - walking east down the hill towards the river
77 years ago - 1947 - Sherwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1981 Historic photo from Saturday, August 8, 1981 - Circle Theatre (1933-1950s) on Yonge St. - Homestead Plumbing Warehouse at the time in Sherwood ParkCircle Theatre (1933-1950s) on Yonge St. - Homestead Plumbing Warehouse at the time
(Categorized under: Midtown theatres )
43 years ago - Saturday, August 8, 1981 - Sherwood Park at 2567 Yonge Street east side between Sherwood Avenue and Sheldrake Boulevard
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)