Historic Toronto Bridges

With a river to the east and to the west of downtown Toronto there are lots of bridges - some remain today, some are lost, or even filled in.

List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

1914
  to
1935

Wilson Ave Pedestrian bridge

The Wilson Ave Pedestrian bridge was located near Lake Ontario to span the railway tracks and give access to the lake from King Street west.

Follow this link to our 6 entries, dated from 1914 to 1935 related to Wilson_Ave_pedestrian_bridge

1899
  to
1979
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Don bridge at Queen and King street

Recently called the Time and A Clock Bridge the bridge over the Don river at Queen Street East has a long history, and a few names: Queen Street Viaduct, or Riverside Bridge.

In 1996 the Riverside BIA installed the Time and a Clock series, include the text This River I Step In, Is not The River I Stand in. Then on June 5th, 2015 the bridge, and art, was illuminated every night with programmable colour lighting, thanks to a three-year, $500,000 capital improvement project.

The bridge also stood next to a Toronto landmark that has since moved - the Canadian Pacific Railway Don Station, which is now located in Roundhouse Park.

Follow this link to our 16 entries, dated from 1899 to 1979 related to Queen_Don_bridge

1895
  to
1965
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Bridges of Toronto Centre Island

There have been many bridges to connect the smaller island across the Toronto Centre Island area.

Follow this link to our 11 entries, dated from 1895 to 1965 related to Toronto_Island_bridges

Other photos

1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Rosedale Ravine and Howard St. Bridge with house on the hill in RosedaleRosedale Ravine and Howard St. Bridge with house on the hill
112 years ago - Rosedale - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, April 15, 1915 - Lytton Boulevard Bridge and Alexandra Boulevard looking north in Lytton ParkLytton Boulevard Bridge and Alexandra Boulevard looking north
109 years ago - Lytton Park - Thursday, April 15, 1915
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Thursday, April 15, 1915 - Briar Hill Avenue bridge west of Rosewell Avenue looking north in Lytton ParkBriar Hill Avenue bridge west of Rosewell Avenue looking north
109 years ago - Lytton Park - Thursday, April 15, 1915
Max temp: 13.3°C - Min temp: 0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1916 Historic photo from Saturday, December 2, 1916 - Bloor Street Bridge over the Humber River - construction of stone version before existing 1923 metal bridge was built in Bloor Street WestBloor Street Bridge over the Humber River - construction of stone version before existing 1923 metal bridge was built
108 years ago - Bloor Street West - Saturday, December 2, 1916
Link to archive record - Map location
1930 Historic photo from Sunday, July 27, 1930 - Old mill and bridge over the Humber River - concrete arch bridge with a stone facing designed by Frank Barber and built 1916  in KingswayOld mill and bridge over the Humber River - concrete arch bridge with a stone facing designed by Frank Barber and built 1916
94 years ago - Kingsway - Sunday, July 27, 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1955 Historic photo from Sunday, July 3, 1955 - A bridge in Edwards Gardens, Originally Rupert Edwards Springbrook Farm in Edward GardensA bridge in Edwards Gardens, Originally Rupert Edwards Springbrook Farm
69 years ago - Edward Gardens - Sunday, July 3, 1955
Max temp: 30.0°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Sunday, August 3, 1958 - Edwards Gardens bridge and stream in Edward GardensEdwards Gardens bridge and stream
66 years ago - Edward Gardens - Sunday, August 3, 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1959 Historic photo from 1959 - Bridge in Edwards Gardens, Toronto in Edward GardensBridge in Edwards Gardens, Toronto
65 years ago - Edward Gardens - 1959
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1960 Historic photo from 1960 - Hoggs Hollow bridge construction - 401 Over the West Don River in Hoggs HollowHoggs Hollow bridge construction - 401 Over the West Don River
64 years ago - Hoggs Hollow - 1960
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1964 Historic photo from 1964 - Addington Avenue bridge in North YorkAddington Avenue bridge
60 years ago - North York - 1964
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1967 Historic photo from 1967 - Colour photograph of the tulips in bloom by the river and bridge. in Edward GardensColour photograph of the tulips in bloom by the river and bridge.
57 years ago - Edward Gardens - 1967
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)