Toronto 1910s

This is what Toronto looked like in the 1910s

Toronto of the 1910s is remarkably well-documented in photographs.

Whether it be the soldiers heading off to war at old Union Station, the style of the signs and advertisements on downtown streets, or just how undeveloped the city was north of St. Clair, the photos below offer a portrait of Toronto that's fascinatingly removed from what the city is like today. 

Here's a glimpse at what it all looked like in the 1910s.

1910

Toronto 1910s

Arrival of immigrants at (old) Union Station

Toronto 1910s

Old Union Station exterior

Toronto 1910s

Toronto Street

Toronto 1910s

Auditorium Theatre

Toronto 1910s

King looking west from Yonge Street

Toronto 1910s

South Parkdale Station

Toronto 1910s

Church and Wellington streets

1911

Toronto 1910s

St. Charles Hotel bartenders

Toronto 1910s

Meyer's Hotel

Toronto 1910s

Queen and Terauley streets

Toronto 1910s

Queen Street Viaduct under construction

1912

Toronto 1910s

Looking south from Richmond and Bay streets

Toronto 1910s

Northeast corner of Yonge and Shuter streets

Toronto 1910s

Pro hockey at Christie Pits

Toronto 1910s

Public Library at Broadview and Gerrard street

Toronto 1910s

Withrow Park from Logan Avenue

Toronto 1910s

Yonge and Eglinton

1913

Toronto 1910s

Bank of Montreal Building at Yonge and Queen streets

Toronto 1910s

Toronto Armouries

Toronto 1910s

Danforth looking east from Pape

Toronto 1910s

Eaton's Delivery Wagons

1914

Toronto 1910s

Carlton street looking east from Yonge Street

Toronto 1910s

Soldiers leaving from Union Station

Toronto 1910s

Men at the recruiting tents

Toroto 1910s

Timothy Eaton Memorial Church on St. Clair Avenue West

Toronto 1910s

Toronto Waterfront at York Street

1915

Toronto 1910s

Bloor Viaduct Construction

Toronto 1910s

Construction begins on New Union Station

Toronto 1910s

The Queen's Hotel

1916

Toronto 1910s

Victory Loan Parade

Toronto 1910s

Bloor Street Viaduct construction

Toronto 1910s

Bathurst Street Bridge

Toronto 1910s

Mount Pleast Street near Merton Street

Toronto 1910s

North Toronto CPR Station

1917

Toronto 1910s

Queen Street looking West from River Street

Toronto 1910s

Streetcar track work at Queen and Bond streets

Toronto 1910s

Union Station construction

Toronto 1910s

Gooderham Worts Distillery

1918

Toronto 1910s

Car accident on Bloor Street near Walmer Road

Toronto 1910s

Bloor Viaduct complete

Toronto 1910s

Tobogganing in High Park

Toronto 1910s

Flooded Don River

Toronto 1910s

Merton Street

1919

Toronto 1910s

299 Queen Street West

Toronto 1910s

Allen's Theatre on the Danforth

Toronto 1910s

Union Station Interior

Toronto 1910s

Old City Hall

Photos by

The Toronto Archives and the Wikimedia Commons. Written by Derek Flack. 


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