Thomas Harris House on Wellesley Street East, Cabbagetown, Toronto, ON

Thomas Harris House on Wellesley Street East, Cabbagetown, Toronto, Ontario.

The legendary El Macombo Tavern (The Elmo) 464 Spadina Ave, Toronto. Home to great blues and rock bands, including the Stones

I was lucky to have played there a few times ; The legendary El Macombo Tavern (The Elmo) 464 Spadina Ave, Toronto. Home to great blues and rock bands, including the Stones. ~via Vintage Toronto, FB

This 1856 photo may be the oldest of Toronto

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

The first photo taken of Toronto is likely this panorama taken from York and King Streets, shot in

Premium gas station, Lake Shore Road by Toronto History, via Flickr

The Tip Top Tailors Building, now known as the 'Tip Top Lofts' is a former industrial building converted to condominium lofts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kitchen of King Edward Hotel, Toronto ca. 1916

Kitchen of King Edward Hotel, Toronto ca.

The original Dufferin Gate at the CNE in Toronto, 1953.

This looks like a Labour Day Parade! The original Dufferin Gate at the CNE in Toronto,

An aerial view of Toronto, looking east, 1951 (pre-CN Tower)

Aerial view of downtown Toronto, looking east from a vantage point close to Fort York, - Courtesy of Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation.

Trinity College gates. Toronto. 1916.

Trinity College north of Queen in today's Trinity Bellwood Park in

College St and Yonge St, Toronto, 1932. Seen is College Park, an Art Deco landmark. The building was built between 1928 and 1930 by the Eaton's department store, and was designed by Ross and Macdonald (in association with Henry Sproatt), the Montreal architectural firm that also designed the Royal York Hotel and Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, and the Montreal Eaton's store.

If the most fascinating thing about historical photos of Toronto is that they allow the viewer to track just how much the city has changed, then ae.

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