I was skulking about on the City of Toronto‘s website the other day looking for some information about our house and I came across their scanned image archives that have been made available online.
Queen West, looking East from James – Toronto – 1924
Now, it’s quite the hassle to view the images – so prepare yourself ahead of time. Each link must be clicked, each image viewed on its own. It’d be great if these images would be added to Flickr’s The Commons or somehow made more readily available and easy to surf through.
Building the TTC – Toronto
However, all that aside, the images (and there are a ton of them) are lovely to explore and I had a few little thrills when I spied some from just down the street that were taken near to the time our house was built. At least you can search by date and keywords.
If you live in Toronto and have an interest in how your neighbourhood looked many years ago, check out the Toronto image archives.
Here are a few I found interesting, all from around the time my house was built (1924).