Historic photos from around Toronto Island, Toronto

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

1881 Historic photo from 1881 - First RCYC clubhouse, Centre Island in Toronto IslandFirst RCYC clubhouse, Centre Island
143 years ago - 1881 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1884 Historic photo from 1884 - Royal Canadian Yacht Club, club-house, Centre Island (1880-1904) in Toronto IslandRoyal Canadian Yacht Club, club-house, Centre Island (1880-1904)
140 years ago - 1884 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - St. Andrews by-the-Sea Anglican Church and Happy-Go-Lucky on Centre Island in Toronto IslandSt. Andrews by-the-Sea Anglican Church and Happy-Go-Lucky on Centre Island
136 years ago - 1888 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Hanlan Hotel on the island with ads for Doty's Coney Island Carousel, Doty's Hippodrome, and Doty's Ferry Line in Toronto IslandHanlan Hotel on the island with ads for Doty's Coney Island Carousel, Doty's Hippodrome, and Doty's Ferry Line
(Categorized under: Hotels )
134 years ago - 1890 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Bridge at Island Park in 1895 in Toronto IslandBridge at Island Park in 1895
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
129 years ago - 1895 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Wards Hotel on Toronto Island (1882-1966) in Toronto IslandWards Hotel on Toronto Island (1882-1966)
(Categorized under: Hotels )
124 years ago - 1900 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1905 Historic photo from 1905 - J.W. Gorman and his high diving horses of the early 20th century in Toronto IslandJ.W. Gorman and his high diving horses of the early 20th century
119 years ago - 1905 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location
1906 Historic photo from Thursday, August 23, 1906 - F.B. Featherstonhaugh (in white suit) greeting Sir William Broadbent, physician to His Majesty King Edward at the RCYC in Toronto IslandF.B. Featherstonhaugh (in white suit) greeting Sir William Broadbent, physician to His Majesty King Edward at the RCYC
(Categorized under: Lynne Lodge )
118 years ago - Thursday, August 23, 1906 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 31.1°C - Min temp: 20.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Toronto Islands ferry passengers in Toronto IslandToronto Islands ferry passengers
116 years ago - 1908 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Hanlans Point Athletic Field with city in the background in Toronto IslandHanlans Point Athletic Field with city in the background
116 years ago - 1908 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Interior of the lighthouse keepers house on Centre Island in Toronto IslandInterior of the lighthouse keepers house on Centre Island
116 years ago - 1908 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1908 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 3, 1908 - Island in flood, 12 St. Andrews Avenue in Toronto IslandIsland in flood, 12 St. Andrews Avenue
116 years ago - Wednesday, June 3, 1908 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 24.4°C - Min temp: 6.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - High diver at Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandHigh diver at Hanlans Point
115 years ago - 1909 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Hanlan's Point Hotel - remains after fire in Toronto IslandHanlan's Point Hotel - remains after fire
(Categorized under: Hotels )
115 years ago - 1909 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Friday, May 26, 1911 - Chippewa bridge at Centre Island with a canoe docked - single span bridge in Toronto IslandChippewa bridge at Centre Island with a canoe docked - single span bridge
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
113 years ago - Friday, May 26, 1911 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Friday, May 26, 1911 - Chippewa bridge with stone railings, Centre Island in Toronto IslandChippewa bridge with stone railings, Centre Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
113 years ago - Friday, May 26, 1911 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Saturday, July 1, 1911 - Admiral (launch); looking n.w. to north lighthouse on e. side of Eastern Gap in Toronto IslandAdmiral (launch); looking n.w. to north lighthouse on e. side of Eastern Gap
113 years ago - Saturday, July 1, 1911 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 36.7°C - Min temp: 15.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1913 Historic photo from 1913 - 1913 Historic Map of Centre Island - long pond in Toronto Island1913 Historic Map of Centre Island - long pond
111 years ago - 1913 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Thursday, May 14, 1914 - Wards Island - rear 74 Lakeshore Ave in Toronto IslandWards Island - rear 74 Lakeshore Ave
110 years ago - Thursday, May 14, 1914 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Thursday, May 14, 1914 - House and a three-wheeler at 74 Lakeshore Ave on Wards Island in Toronto IslandHouse and a three-wheeler at 74 Lakeshore Ave on Wards Island
110 years ago - Thursday, May 14, 1914 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 3.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Royal Canadian Yacht Club second clubhouse in Toronto IslandRoyal Canadian Yacht Club second clubhouse
109 years ago - 1915 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Saturday, August 19, 1916 - Olympic Island bridge - with lightstands at each corner in Toronto IslandOlympic Island bridge - with lightstands at each corner
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
108 years ago - Saturday, August 19, 1916 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Hanlan's Point Stadium (or just the Island Stadium) designed by Charles F. Wagner in Toronto IslandHanlan's Point Stadium (or just the Island Stadium) designed by Charles F. Wagner
105 years ago - 1919 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1925 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 23, 1925 - Cibola Avenue bridge, Centre Island in Toronto IslandCibola Avenue bridge, Centre Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
99 years ago - Tuesday, June 23, 1925 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1926 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 18, 1926 - Chippewa Avenue bridge with metal railings, Centre Island in Toronto IslandChippewa Avenue bridge with metal railings, Centre Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
98 years ago - Tuesday, May 18, 1926 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1927 Historic photo from Thursday, June 16, 1927 - Hooper Ave, Centre Island in Toronto IslandHooper Ave, Centre Island
97 years ago - Thursday, June 16, 1927 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Monday, June 10, 1929 - Dance hall and flower garden, Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandDance hall and flower garden, Hanlans Point
95 years ago - Monday, June 10, 1929 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Monday, June 10, 1929 - Entrance to Dance Hall on Hanlan's Point on Toronto Island in Toronto IslandEntrance to Dance Hall on Hanlan's Point on Toronto Island
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
95 years ago - Monday, June 10, 1929 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 3, 1929 - Sightseeing launch, Miss York, Island Park lagoon in Toronto IslandSightseeing launch, Miss York, Island Park lagoon
95 years ago - Wednesday, July 3, 1929 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 3, 1929 - Olympic Island bridge with sightseeing launch 'Miss York' in Toronto IslandOlympic Island bridge with sightseeing launch 'Miss York'
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
95 years ago - Wednesday, July 3, 1929 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 24, 1929 - Grotto Restaurant entrance with prices - Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandGrotto Restaurant entrance with prices - Hanlans Point
95 years ago - Wednesday, July 24, 1929 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1929 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 24, 1929 - Grotto Restaurant interior with distinctive ceiling - Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandGrotto Restaurant interior with distinctive ceiling - Hanlans Point
95 years ago - Wednesday, July 24, 1929 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1936 Historic photo from Sunday, July 26, 1936 - Working on the Centre Island Dock, Toronto, Ont in Toronto IslandWorking on the Centre Island Dock, Toronto, Ont
88 years ago - Sunday, July 26, 1936 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1936 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Hanlans Point stadium - Grand Opera Aida - early evening  in Toronto IslandHanlans Point stadium - Grand Opera Aida - early evening
(Categorized under: Live music )
88 years ago - Wednesday, July 29, 1936 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 20.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Saturday, August 8, 1936 - Hanlans Point stadium - Grand Opera Aida - Night photo in Toronto IslandHanlans Point stadium - Grand Opera Aida - Night photo
(Categorized under: Live music )
88 years ago - Saturday, August 8, 1936 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1936 Historic photo from Saturday, August 8, 1936 - Night shot of the grand opera Aida, stadium, Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandNight shot of the grand opera Aida, stadium, Hanlans Point
88 years ago - Saturday, August 8, 1936 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Algonquin Bridge - rough wood, Centre Island in Toronto IslandAlgonquin Bridge - rough wood, Centre Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
86 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Toronto Island at 6 Algonquin Bridge Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1938 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Algonquin Bridge under construction - all wood in Toronto IslandAlgonquin Bridge under construction - all wood
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
86 years ago - Tuesday, July 12, 1938 - Toronto Island at 6 Algonquin Bridge Road
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1939 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 14, 1939 - Toronto Island Airport from roof of the grain elevators in Toronto IslandToronto Island Airport from roof of the grain elevators
85 years ago - Wednesday, June 14, 1939 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 21.1°C - Min temp: 10.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Wooden footbridge, Toronto Island in Toronto IslandWooden footbridge, Toronto Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
84 years ago - 1940 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Toronto Centre Island Airport - Capreol and Austin Airways Air Ambulance - Waco UKC - Ingenium Archives, CAVM Photograph Collection, CAVM-04230 in Toronto IslandToronto Centre Island Airport - Capreol and Austin Airways Air Ambulance - Waco UKC - Ingenium Archives, CAVM Photograph Collection, CAVM-04230
84 years ago - 1940 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Ingenium Archives)
1940 Historic photo from 1940 - Wards Island Hotel, sketch of proposed remodelling in Toronto IslandWards Island Hotel, sketch of proposed remodelling
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Hotels )
84 years ago - 1940 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1941 Historic photo from 1941 - The Whip - at the Hanlan's Point amusement park, Toronto Island (1941 seems late though)  in Toronto IslandThe Whip - at the Hanlan's Point amusement park, Toronto Island (1941 seems late though)
83 years ago - 1941 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1949 Historic photo from 1949 - Aerial view showing part of the Toronto Island airport and houses on Hanlans Point in Toronto IslandAerial view showing part of the Toronto Island airport and houses on Hanlans Point
75 years ago - 1949 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1954 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 7, 1954 - Lighthouse keeper's house, Toronto Hydro feeder tower, & fog-horn station at Eastern Gap looking south in Toronto IslandLighthouse keeper's house, Toronto Hydro feeder tower, & fog-horn station at Eastern Gap looking south
70 years ago - Wednesday, April 7, 1954 - Toronto Island
Max temp: 19.4°C - Min temp: 5.0°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 - Gibralter Point Lighthouse keeper Mr. Raden Muller near to his cottage, prior to its demolition in Toronto IslandGibralter Point Lighthouse keeper Mr. Raden Muller near to his cottage, prior to its demolition
69 years ago - 1955 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1965 Historic photo from Friday, September 10, 1965 - Manitou Road bridge or just Centre Island Bridge (built 1912) now on the Avenue of the Island in Toronto IslandManitou Road bridge or just Centre Island Bridge (built 1912) now on the Avenue of the Island
(Categorized under: Toronto Island bridges )
59 years ago - Friday, September 10, 1965 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1970 Historic photo from 1970 - Kids having fun on the swan ride at Centreville in Toronto IslandKids having fun on the swan ride at Centreville
54 years ago - 1970 - Toronto Island
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2024 Historic photo from Friday, February 2, 2024 - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - 85 Years of Flight in Toronto IslandBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport - 85 Years of Flight
0 years ago - Friday, February 2, 2024 - Toronto Island at 2 Eireann Quay
Link to archive record - Map location