Toronto Past

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This 1856 photo may be the oldest of Toronto (and might have cost us the capital) Toronto Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Pictures, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Montreal Canada, Retro Photography, History Of Photography

This 1856 photo may be the oldest of Toronto (and might have cost us the capital)

This 1856 photo may be the oldest of Toronto

What Davenport Road used to look like in Toronto Queen Street Toronto, Toronto City, Royal Arch Masons, Yonge Street, Canadian Things, Toronto Ontario Canada, Holt Renfrew, Canadian History, University Of Toronto

What Davenport Road used to look like in Toronto

Davenport Road might lack the stature of some of the other streets we've featured in our series of Toronto history, but even if it was never develo...

The time Toronto was buried under half a metre of snow. 1944 I believe Toronto City, Toronto Canada, Canada 150, Downtown Toronto, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Toronto Photos, Old Photos, Night Life

What winter looked like in Toronto 100 years ago

Vintage photos of Toronto in the winter offer a reminder that snow, ice, and cold temperatures have always been a crucial part of the experience of...

1972: "Taking a flyer at the ex: Holding on tight, visitors to the Canadian National Exhibition start the downward plunge on the roller coaster, the Flyer, on of the many exciting rides on the midway." Photo by Boris Spremo. - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives. Toronto City, Toronto Star, Mars Project, Canada Eh, Canadian History, Roller Coasters, Time Photo, Amusement Parks, Old Pictures

1972: "Taking a flyer at the ex: Holding on tight, visitors to the Canadian National Exhibition start the downward plunge on the roller coaster, the Flyer, on of the many exciting rides on the midway." Photo by Boris Spremo. - Courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives.

Eglinton and Yonge, 1922 (Sigh. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Scarborough Toronto, Yonge Street, Canadian Things, History Pics, Historic Architecture, North York, West Village

10 Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago

It's amazing to watch Toronto intersections change and evolve. Photos help fill the gaps, illustrating how the places we know came to be. While som...

10 major Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago Visit Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canadian Things, Physical Geography, Old City, Landscape Photos, Old Pictures, Abandoned Places

10 major Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago

A hundred years is a long time for a Toronto intersection to evolve. Streets get widened, buildings get knocked down, and in many cases rural idyll...

Circa 1900 Paterson Brothers General Store Dawes Road and Danforth, Little York, winter delivery sleighs (notice the coal sleigh lower left). Toronto Snow, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Yonge Street, Toronto Photos, Canadian History, Old Pictures, Vintage Pictures, Winter Scenes

Danforth Ave., n. side, w. from Dawes Rd.; group portrait of some inhabitants of Little York

Original photograph in Ontario Archives (S 3460). Newspaper clipping about photo: 966-2-31b TEC 482.05

TN Yonge south of Dundas Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto Photos, Historic Architecture, Canadian History, Past Life, Canada Travel, Vintage Pictures, Time Travel, Old Photos

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Yonge St. south of Dundas - 1930 Amazing that the Pantages sign is still there after 87 years (now featuring "Ed Mirvish") Google street view...

Click this image to show the full-size version. Visit Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada, Old City, Colour Images, Back In The Day, 4 Life, Vintage Photos, Transportation, Past

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Bloor at Lansdowne - it appears that 4 (maybe 5) buildings still remain. See Google Street View at...

Old Toronto. Facinating Sunday Research — Evelyn Eshun Interior Design Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Yonge Street, Toronto Photos, Canadian Travel, North York, Interiores Design, Old Pictures, The Neighbourhood

10 Toronto intersections as they were 100 years ago

It's amazing to watch Toronto intersections change and evolve. Photos help fill the gaps, illustrating how the places we know came to be. While som...