Throwback Thursday: Toronto Throughout the Years

April 9th, 2015

In honour of Throwback Thursday, we went on the hunt for some old pictures of our favourite city ever: own very own Toronto! We love historical sites from other cities and admiring new architecture from around the world, but nothing truly beats home.

Here are some of our favourite finds:

Old Union Station Toronto


Can you figure out what this is? If you guessed Union Station, you’re right! This is a very old image, we think it’s from before the 1950s!

1920 Toronto Queen St from Old City Hall

Looking south west from Old City Hall Queen and Bay Street in 1920! Can you believe this movie theatre is now the location of the Bay Tower? 

city of toronto archives


A streetcar named desire, perhaps? The auto world has transformed so much since this picture!

toronto public library

One of our favourites in this collection, this is a picture of the Dufferin-St. Clair Toronto Public Library branch from the 1920s.

University College archives 1907

U of T students, does this look familiar? It might because it’s the south east view from the University College tower in 1907!

Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald's statue


Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald’s statue in front of the Parliament Buildings in the early 1920s.

Do you have any old pictures of Toronto that you’d like to share? We’d love to see – Tweet it to us!