Old Toronto

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Toronto, Queen Street, east from James Street Photographer: Alfred Pearson August 1929 Old Pictures, Old Photos, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Toronto Ontario Canada, Trains, Bonde, Equador, Canadian History

Queen Street, east from James Street

Photographer: Alfred Pearson August 31, 1929 City of Toronto Archives Series 71, Item 7175

His Majesty's Airship over the Canadian Bank of Commerce, the tallest building in the British Empire (Toronto, Canada) Ontario, Zeppelin, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Cars, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Empire, Toronto Photos

This is what Toronto looked like in the 1930s

Toronto of the 1930s was as photographically rich as it was economically poor. The stock market crash of 1929 had profound effect on Torontonians a...

The Simpson's department store at Queen and Yonge, Toronto, decorated for the visit of George VI in May Barbados, Jamaica, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Honduras, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Cuba

A 1930s Toronto photo extravaganza

The Toronto of the 1930s was a city mired in the Great Depression. Though high-profile construction projects like Commerce Court and Canada Life Bu...

Bay Street, the Temple, and City Hall, Toronto, 1910 Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Toronto Skyline, Ask The Dust, Nostalgia, Canadian History, Largest Countries, Old Pictures, Historical Photos

Bay Street, the Temple, and City Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1910)

Bay Street, the Temple, and City Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ( Creator: Unknown Date: 1910 Identifier: PC 2708 Format: Postcard Rights: Public domain Courtesy: Toronto Public Library You can order order a print or high-resolution copy.

What is it about old pictures that is so compelling? A look back at Toronto as she grew to our great City of Light Bloor Street @ Bathurst - Honest Ed's Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Toronto Pictures, Vintage Stuff, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canada Eh, Canadian History

The history of Toronto as seen through famous and forgotten signs

There are so many ways to track how cities change over time, but one of the most remarkable is surely the signage that we encounter every day. Tor...

 Creator: Unknown Date: 1910 Identifier: PC 1383 Format: Postcard Rights: Public domain Courtesy: Toronto Public Library You can order order a print or high-resolution copy. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Revival Architecture, Vintage Architecture, Architecture Office, Canadian History, Romanesque, Lake City, Street Photography

Confederation Life Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1910)

Confederation Life Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Creator: Unknown Date: 1910 Identifier: PC 1383 Format: Postcard Rights: Public domain Courtesy: Toronto Public Library You can order order a print or high-resolution copy.

Forest Hill as it was on May Ph. is attributed to Stuart Logan Thompson Toronto Street, Toronto City, Toronto Pictures, Bedford Park, Canadian Things, Toronto Ontario Canada, Forest Hill, Canadian History, Historical Architecture

Bathurst St., looking n. from about Lonsmount Dr.

Negative envelope (stored separately) inscribed in pencil with date, subject, exposure, etc.

What Front Street used to look like, Toronto Toronto City, Downtown Toronto, Old Pictures, Old Photos, St Lawrence Market, Walker House, Yonge Street, York Hotels, Canadian History

What Front Street used to look like in Toronto

As Toronto's southernmost east/west thoroughfare prior to major infill efforts in the early part of the 20th century, it's not surprising that Fron...

Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto, circa Toronto City, Toronto Canada, Canada Eh, Yonge Street, Places Around The World, Aerial View, Old Pictures, Historical Photos, Great Places

What Yonge and Eglinton used to look like

It's time to head a little north for a dose of Toronto history. Given the manner in which the city developed up from Lake Ontario, it's understanda...

Click this image to show the full-size version. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, St Lawrence Market, Canadian Things, Canada Eh, As Time Goes By, Canadian History, Largest Countries, Historical Architecture

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

"But the coffin block was shorter than the Gooderham. Where were additions made to create the Gooderham?" the lemur The Coffin Block later included an...

A shot of Toronto's skyline taken in post-construction boom. Toronto Skyline, Toronto City, Toronto Travel, Toronto Ontario Canada, Canadian History, Time Photo, Canada Travel, Aerial View, Scenery

That time when Toronto went boom

The Toronto that most of us know today was born during the 20 year period between 1950 and 1970. Prior to the '50s, the city wasn't just a quiet an...

Yonge Street north from King Street at night, Toronto, January Canada Eh, Toronto Canada, Fresco, Yonge Street, Canadian History, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Street Photography, Stunning Photography, Old Photos

Yonge Street north from King Street at night

Photographer: Arthur Goss January 15, 1913 City of Toronto Archives Fonds 1231, Item 2049

This Toronto street, Toronto Street, is mostly just shit buildings. Most of these beautiful buildings are gone. Toronto Street, Toronto City, Toronto Pictures, Old Pictures, Canada North, Toronto Ontario Canada, Lombard Street, Canadian History, Landscape Photos

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Hello everyone. I thought I would throw my Then and Now pictures into a new thread. No rhyme or reason here and I also thought I'd do some obscure...