Early Toronto

Collection by Scott Wightman

Raising last stone to top of Canada Life Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. T… Raising last stone to top of. Commercial Architecture, Historical Architecture, Queen Street West, Toronto Photography, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto Travel, Canadian History, Downtown Toronto, Photoshop

John Manneh & Laura Spracklin

Raising last stone to top of Canada Life Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The image background shows the older lower-rise shops and businesses along Queen Street West, demonstrating the transition of Toronto's downtown in the early 20th century from a low-rise commercial district to a high-rise office centre

Riding the Red Rocket to the C.E - but in August, not the winter! Toronto Canada, Canada North, Canadian Things, Tramway, Canadian History, Vintage Classics, Easy Day, Art For Art Sake, Back In The Day

Getting to the CNE

By: Chris Peppin, Advance Sales and Community Relations Assistant Enjoying a pleasant stroll on a fine summer day can be the perfect way to relax after a hard day… Or even an easy day of lounging....

The time Toronto was buried under half a metre of snow. 1944 I believe Toronto City, Toronto Canada, Canada 150, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Photos, Winter Storm, Lake Michigan, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos

This is 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...

A Toronto photo extravaganza Joy Theater, Underground Tube, Canadian Things, Yonge Street, Toronto Photos, York Hotels, Canadian History, Toronto Canada, Public Transport

A 1950s Toronto photo extravaganza

The 1950s were a time of profound change for Toronto. In the boom decade following the second world war, the city built its first subway line under...

Yonge and Queen, Toronto, Canada, Christmas Eve 1924 Jamaica, Barbados, Toronto Star, Toronto Canada, Toronto City, Honduras, Bolivia, Christmas Past, Canada Christmas

501 Queen Streetcar

It’s one of the longest streetcar routes in North America, and arguably the coolest public-transit ride on the continent. The 501 Queen car, which extends from the Long Branch Loop in the west, near the eastern border of Mississauga, to the Neville Park Loop in the east, just shy of Scarborough, passes through an amazingly varied urban landscape.

1930 - Steam power waiting to go east at Toronto Union Station, the Royal York Hotel looms overhead. - Image c/o Archives of Ontario, Item RG Downtown Toronto, Toronto City, Toronto Skyline, Toronto Travel, Hotel Ads, Old Steam Train, Toronto Ontario Canada, York Hotels, Canadian History

1930 - Steam power waiting to go east at Toronto Union Station, the Royal York Hotel looms overhead. - Image c/o Archives of Ontario, Item RG 9-7-5-0-65.

The New Music with J D Roberts and Jeanne Beker + A + Sam the Record Man + Thrifty's - I met my husband at A&A records and tapes in 1975 Canadian Beer, Canadian History, Canadian People, Local History, Toronto City, Toronto Street, Downtown Toronto, Much Music, O Canada

That time when Citytv knew music

Legend has it that when Citytv began its inaugural broadcast on September 28th, 1972, anchor Warner Troyer's opening salvo was "Welcome to the...

1919 photo - captures the Toronto waterfront, with captured WWI German U-Boat. The Harbour Commission Building really is in the water, and submarining technology is scary. Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, German Submarines, Canadian History, Mystery Of History, Lake Michigan, Aerial View, Old Pictures, Natural

Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

Sheppard at Yonge looking east Google street-view...

Looking north down Bay Street 1930 - in Toronto - Wikimedia Commons Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Photos, York Hotels, Underground Cities, Quebec City, Old City, Landscape 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 airship visits Toronto in flying over the University Ave site of the Sun Life Assurance Co building Diesel Punk, Canadian Things, Downtown Toronto, Toronto Hotels, York Hotels, Canadian History, University Of Toronto, Toronto Canada, Landscape Photos

# 25 ~ His Majesty's Airship R100 Over Toronto, Then and Now

On August 11th, 1930, Torontonians stared up at the skies and saw a new model of airship hovering over the city. Airline designers hoped that this new airship ~ the British built R 100 ~ would herald a new age in commercial flight across the Atlantic. An airship, or dirigible, is a "lighter than air" aircraft that stay up in the air by means of a large balloon, technically known as an "envelope", filled with gas. The gas must be less dense than the atmosphere around it. In the early days of…

Excavation of Union Station site on Front St. opposite The Queen's Hotel, City of Toronto Archives, Fonds Series Subseries Item 64 Toronto Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Visit Canada, Canadian History, Union Station

A 1910s Toronto photo extravaganza

The second decade of the 20th century left its mark on Toronto. The city undertook several major infrastructure projects during the 1910s, includin...

Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Canadian History, Historical Architecture, Landscape Photos, Aerial View, Old Pictures, Toronto Maple, Concert Venues

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Photographer: William James 1907 City of Toronto Archives Fonds Item 700 Visit Toronto, Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Toronto Architecture, Historical Architecture, Toronto Pictures, Old Pictures, Williams James, Canadian History

Bathurst Street looking south from above Davenport Road

Photographer: William James 1907 City of Toronto Archives Fonds 1244, Item 700

1907 - Road repairs on north Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue Toronto Ontario Canada, Toronto City, Hidden Art, Yonge Street, Old Photography, Historical Architecture, Past Life, Places To Go, The Past

A Collection of Vintage Yonge Street Photographs from 1850 - 1950

Yonge Street predates confederation by 3/4 of a century. Here are some great Vintage Yonge Street pics from 1850-1950 that show the changes.