Historic photos from around Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

There are a wonderful set of Toronto historic photos available online, here are all the photos that I could find from around the Royal Ontario Museum area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

List of all areas in Toronto or take a look at the historic photos by date. New! You can now access the photos by street address A subset of the photos have also been arranged by subject.

 
 

1890 Historic photo from 1890 - McMaster Hall - now the Royal Conservatory of Music building - built 1881 in Royal Ontario MuseumMcMaster Hall - now the Royal Conservatory of Music building - built 1881
134 years ago - 1890 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1901 Historic photo from 1901 - Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, arch at Bloor Street and Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumImperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, arch at Bloor Street and Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates )
123 years ago - 1901 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1907 Historic photo from 1907 - Albert Nordheimer Jr.'s home, northwest corner of Bloor Street West and Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumAlbert Nordheimer Jr.'s home, northwest corner of Bloor Street West and Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
117 years ago - 1907 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Albert Nordheimer Jr.s estate, corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumAlbert Nordheimer Jr.s estate, corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
116 years ago - 1908 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Carbrook estate tennis - built 1877 for Archibald Hamilton Campbell in Royal Ontario MuseumCarbrook estate tennis - built 1877 for Archibald Hamilton Campbell
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
114 years ago - 1910 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Site of new University of Toronto buildings between Trinity College and Royal Ontario Museum in Royal Ontario MuseumSite of new University of Toronto buildings between Trinity College and Royal Ontario Museum
112 years ago - 1912 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, May 20, 1914 - Trees out front of the University Avenue Armouries in Royal Ontario MuseumTrees out front of the University Avenue Armouries
110 years ago - Wednesday, May 20, 1914 - Royal Ontario Museum at 361 University Ave
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 10.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Bathers in the Household Science Building pool - the Neoclassical Lillian Massey Building by architect George Miller in Royal Ontario MuseumBathers in the Household Science Building pool - the Neoclassical Lillian Massey Building by architect George Miller
109 years ago - 1915 - Royal Ontario Museum at 125 Queens Park s.e. corner at Bloor Street West
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Carbrook - home of Archibald Campbell (built in 1877) s.w. corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road where ROM is now in Royal Ontario MuseumCarbrook - home of Archibald Campbell (built in 1877) s.w. corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road where ROM is now
(Categorized under: Estates and Houses )
104 years ago - 1920 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Royal Ontario Museum south elevation in Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum south elevation
102 years ago - 1922 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Sunday, April 20, 1924 - Church of the Redeemer, Bloor  and Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumChurch of the Redeemer, Bloor and Avenue Road
100 years ago - Sunday, April 20, 1924 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 8.9°C - Min temp: 0.6°C - 2.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1929 Historic photo from Thursday, April 25, 1929 - Original ROM building in 1929 in Royal Ontario MuseumOriginal ROM building in 1929
(Categorized under: Ornamental gate )
95 years ago - Thursday, April 25, 1929 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 11.7°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Royal Ontario Museum, Bloor Street West and Avenue Road, looking south in Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum, Bloor Street West and Avenue Road, looking south
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates )
94 years ago - 1930 - Royal Ontario Museum
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Monday, May 5, 1930 - East side of Queens Park Crescent - Alexandra Gates on far left, Annesley Hall, Womens Residence, on right in Royal Ontario MuseumEast side of Queens Park Crescent - Alexandra Gates on far left, Annesley Hall, Womens Residence, on right
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates )
94 years ago - Monday, May 5, 1930 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from Saturday, November 1, 1930 - Looking across site of new ROM wing towards Victoria College in Royal Ontario MuseumLooking across site of new ROM wing towards Victoria College
94 years ago - Saturday, November 1, 1930 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 6.1°C - Min temp: 1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Thursday, February 18, 1932 - Church of the Redeemer on Avenue Road looking north from apartment south of Bloor Street through the Alexandra Gates in Royal Ontario MuseumChurch of the Redeemer on Avenue Road looking north from apartment south of Bloor Street through the Alexandra Gates
(Categorized under: Churches and other places of worship --- Alexandra Gates )
92 years ago - Thursday, February 18, 1932 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 0.0°C - Min temp: -8.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 13, 1933 - Dinosaur skeleton: Corythosaurus intermedius in Royal Ontario MuseumDinosaur skeleton: Corythosaurus intermedius
91 years ago - Tuesday, June 13, 1933 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 14.4°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1933 Historic photo from Thursday, July 13, 1933 - Chinese tomb, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto in Royal Ontario MuseumChinese tomb, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
91 years ago - Thursday, July 13, 1933 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 29.4°C - Min temp: 15.0°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum, looking south along the east facade in a neo-Byzantine style in Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum, looking south along the east facade in a neo-Byzantine style
89 years ago - 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum at 92 Queens Park south of Bloor Street
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Alexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates - drawing of an aerial view of Avenue Road and Bloor
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Alexandra Gates )
89 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Scheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept. in Royal Ontario MuseumScheme 1, proposed widening Alexandra gates, Avenue Rd. and Bloor St. W. for the Parks Dept.
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Alexandra Gates )
89 years ago - Thursday, January 17, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 3.9°C - Min temp: -5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Monday, February 25, 1935 - Colour sketch of Alexandra Gates when it was on Avenue Road in Royal Ontario MuseumColour sketch of Alexandra Gates when it was on Avenue Road
(Categorized under: Architectural drawings --- Alexandra Gates )
89 years ago - Monday, February 25, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: -3.3°C - Min temp: -6.7°C - 7.6cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Friday, March 8, 1935 - Alexandra Gates, colours for railings and lamps in Royal Ontario MuseumAlexandra Gates, colours for railings and lamps
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates --- Architectural drawings )
89 years ago - Friday, March 8, 1935 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: -2.8°C - Min temp: -12.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1950 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 25, 1950 - Park Plaza Hotel from the south - designed by Hugh G. Holman in Royal Ontario MuseumPark Plaza Hotel from the south - designed by Hugh G. Holman
(Categorized under: Hotels )
74 years ago - Tuesday, July 25, 1950 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 14.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1957 Historic photo from 1957 - Falconer Hall - eastern building next to the ROM - torn down for McLaughlin Planetarium  in Royal Ontario MuseumFalconer Hall - eastern building next to the ROM - torn down for McLaughlin Planetarium
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
67 years ago - 1957 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1957 Historic photo from Tuesday, June 25, 1957 - Royal Ontario Museum with Alexandra Gates still in original location in Royal Ontario MuseumRoyal Ontario Museum with Alexandra Gates still in original location
(Categorized under: Alexandra Gates )
67 years ago - Tuesday, June 25, 1957 - Royal Ontario Museum
Max temp: 23.9°C - Min temp: 16.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library Still not back as of March 2024)
1965 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Press conference unveiling the McLaughlin Planetarium designed by architects Allward and Gouinlock in Royal Ontario MuseumPress conference unveiling the McLaughlin Planetarium designed by architects Allward and Gouinlock
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
59 years ago - Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Press conference unveiling model of the Zeiss planetarium projector for the McLaughlin Planetarium in Royal Ontario MuseumPress conference unveiling model of the Zeiss planetarium projector for the McLaughlin Planetarium
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
59 years ago - Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Colonel Samuel McLaughlin (left) on his 94th birthday celebration at the McLaughlin Planetarium press conference in Royal Ontario MuseumColonel Samuel McLaughlin (left) on his 94th birthday celebration at the McLaughlin Planetarium press conference
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
59 years ago - Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1965 Historic photo from Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Cut away view of the McLaughlin Planetarium model in Royal Ontario MuseumCut away view of the McLaughlin Planetarium model
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
59 years ago - Wednesday, September 15, 1965 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 1968 - McLaughlin Planetarium opening - round ball display cases in Royal Ontario MuseumMcLaughlin Planetarium opening - round ball display cases
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 1968 - McLaughlin Planetarium opening - rounded wall of Astrocentre Gallery with lunar lander exhibit in Royal Ontario MuseumMcLaughlin Planetarium opening - rounded wall of Astrocentre Gallery with lunar lander exhibit
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 1968 - McLaughlin Planetarium electro-mechanical Zeiss planetarium projector or star projector in Royal Ontario MuseumMcLaughlin Planetarium electro-mechanical Zeiss planetarium projector or star projector
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 1968 - McLaughlin Planetarium control board in Royal Ontario MuseumMcLaughlin Planetarium control board
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 1968 - McLaughlin Planetarium scale of the planets in Royal Ontario MuseumMcLaughlin Planetarium scale of the planets
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 1968 - McLaughlin Planetarium exhibits in Royal Ontario MuseumMcLaughlin Planetarium exhibits
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - Thursday, October 24, 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1968 Historic photo from 1968 - Aerial view of the McLaughlin Planetarium, Royal Ontario Museum, and U of T Varsity Stadium in Royal Ontario MuseumAerial view of the McLaughlin Planetarium, Royal Ontario Museum, and U of T Varsity Stadium
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
56 years ago - 1968 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1970 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1970 - Summer patio with umbrellas in front of the McLaughlin Planetarium in Royal Ontario MuseumSummer patio with umbrellas in front of the McLaughlin Planetarium
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
54 years ago - Wednesday, June 17, 1970 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location (From the University of Toronto Archives)
1977 Historic photo from 1977 - Full view of the projector at the McLaughlin Planetarium in Royal Ontario MuseumFull view of the projector at the McLaughlin Planetarium
(Categorized under: McLaughlin Planetarium )
47 years ago - 1977 - Royal Ontario Museum at 90 Queens Park
Link to archive record - Map location