Historic photos from around Wychwood Park, Toronto

Wychwood Park (west of Bathurst Street on the north side of Davenport) was founded as an artists colony in the late nineteenth century.

Painter Marmaduke Matthews planned out the community with the backing of businessman Alexander Jardine. It was centred around Wychwood Park, with houses designed in the Ars and Crafts style by architect Arthur Edwin Whatmough. At the time Taddle Creek ran through the property, and it was damned to create the pond (the rest of the Creek has since been covered over).



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1889 Historic photo from 1889 - Summer Morning, Wychwood Park - painted by Marmaduke Matthews (1837-1913) in Wychwood ParkSummer Morning, Wychwood Park - painted by Marmaduke Matthews (1837-1913)
135 years ago - 1889 - Wychwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1909 Historic photo from Saturday, November 27, 1909 - Children playing in Wychwood Park, Toronto in Wychwood ParkChildren playing in Wychwood Park, Toronto
115 years ago - Saturday, November 27, 1909 - Wychwood Park
Max temp: 8.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Horses running the Hillcrest racetrack at Davenport Road and Bathurst Street in Wychwood ParkHorses running the Hillcrest racetrack at Davenport Road and Bathurst Street
114 years ago - 1910 - Wychwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Car on muddy Davenport Road, east of Bathurst Street in Wychwood ParkCar on muddy Davenport Road, east of Bathurst Street
114 years ago - 1910 - Wychwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Saturday, June 17, 1916 - Wychwood Park pond - Taddle Creek in Wychwood ParkWychwood Park pond - Taddle Creek
108 years ago - Saturday, June 17, 1916 - Wychwood Park
Link to archive record - Map location
1923 Historic photo from Tuesday, October 2, 1923 - Hillcrest - Stores Building, looking south-east in Wychwood ParkHillcrest - Stores Building, looking south-east
101 years ago - Tuesday, October 2, 1923 - Wychwood Park
Max temp: 15.0°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1923 Historic photo from Monday, November 19, 1923 - Davenport, west from Bathurst in Wychwood ParkDavenport, west from Bathurst
101 years ago - Monday, November 19, 1923 - Wychwood Park
Max temp: 2.8°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)