Vintage 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

 Toronto, the TTC. Yonge and Bloor Station in 1966 Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Vintage Photography, Street Photography, Toronto Photography, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Toronto Subway, Canadian Things

What rush hour used to look like on the TTC

For 47 years, Bloor-Yonge has been Toronto's busiest subway station. It's where more than 410,000 people every day race, squeeze, and cram for trai...

Vintage photographs of Toronto at night are a somewhat rare sight in the City's online archives. Despite the hundreds of historical photos we've sh. Old Gas Pumps, Vintage Gas Pumps, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Vintage Ideas, Ask The Dust, Shell Gas Station, Pompe A Essence, Gas Service

Unreal vintage photos of Toronto at night

Vintage photographs of Toronto at night have a cinematic quality that's both eerie and beautiful all at once. While the collection of nighttime pho...

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This is what Toronto looked like in the 1940s

Toronto of the 1940s was a tale of two halves. The draining effects of the second world war kept the city in a state of austerity until 1945, when ...

Get to your closest available bus stop and catch a ride to Gatsby's most extravagant party yet! Old Time Photos, Old Pictures, Toronto Ontario Canada, Little Red Corvette, Rapid Transit, America And Canada, Busses, Bus Stop, Landscape Photos

What TTC buses looked like back in the day

Although the TTC streetcar takes the cake as far as Toronto transit icons go, our buses also have plenty of cachet when it comes to local nostalgia...

Unbelievable photos of snow in Toronto from 1896 to 1965 Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Canadian Things, Canadian History, Vintage Photographs, Landscape Photos, Time Travel

The Great Toronto Snowstorm of 1944

For the past 10 years of living in Toronto, I've witnessed what have seemed to be pretty horrifying winter weather conditions (though I did miss th...

The history of Yonge Street is that of Toronto itself. As the street developed, so too did the city around it. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Canada Toronto, Toronto City, Ask The Dust, Ontario City, Yonge Street

Yonge Street looking north from Queen Street

Photographer: William James ca. 1915 City of Toronto Archives Fonds 1244, Item 495

A Bowes Taxi parked on Ossington Ave., view looking south to Hepbourne Street, Dec. - Courtesy of City of Toronto Archives, Fonds Series File (Thanks to Rob Pineault for pointing out the taxi in this image for our Taxi album. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Newbury Park, Landscape Photos, History Pics, Real Estate

A visual history of Toronto taxis

Toronto taxis have been a staple in the city for a century, but rarely become the focus of photographic endeavours. Given the ubiquity of cabs in ...

The were big years for Toronto. After finally emerging from the ravages of the first world war, in which Canadian soldiers had distinguished . Toronto Star, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Canada, Toronto City, Trains, Yonge Street, Canadian Soldiers, Toronto Photos, Canadian History

Yonge Street Streetcar, 1929

It was a hot day in August 1929, when the photographer aimed his camera north on busy Yonge St. at Queen St. and captured a view that may be remembered by oldtimers, but is now gone forever. Streetcars added to the busy life of Toronto's main artery, but, it was only 1929, and the first subway would not be built until 1951. Toronto Star Archives

The were big years for Toronto. After finally emerging from the ravages of the first world war, in which Canadian soldiers had distinguished . Toronto Star, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Canada, Toronto City, Trains, Yonge Street, Canadian Soldiers, Toronto Photos, Canadian History

Yonge Street Streetcar, 1929

It was a hot day in August 1929, when the photographer aimed his camera north on busy Yonge St. at Queen St. and captured a view that may be remembered by oldtimers, but is now gone forever. Streetcars added to the busy life of Toronto's main artery, but, it was only 1929, and the first subway would not be built until 1951. Toronto Star Archives

Looking west along Queen Street East in 'The Beach', at Lee Avenue in The firehall tower at Queen E. and Herbert Ave can be seen in the distance. Fire Hall, Historical Pictures, Ottawa, Old Pictures, Ontario, Past, Toronto, Places To Visit, Tower

Looking west along Queen Street East in 'The Beach', at Lee Avenue in 1897. The firehall tower at Queen E. and Herbert Ave can be seen in the distance.

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