Historic photos from Chaplin Estates in Toronto

A residential area south of Eglinton on the west side of Yonge Street. Back in 1913 William John Chaplin and his son James D. Chaplin registered a subdivision plan to build high-end houses which were sold and built in the 1920's and 1930's

Yonge Street north from Hillsdale Avenue

Historic photo of Yonge Street north from Hillsdale Avenue from February 12th, 1917

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on February 12th, 1917

Weather in Toronto on Monday, February 12th, 1917: High of -15.0℃ and a low of -23.9℃.Link to original photo

Double entrance and wooden bell tower - Davisville Church, 1992 Yonge Street

Historic photo of Double entrance and wooden bell tower - Davisville Church, 1992 Yonge Street from November 21st, 1921

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on November 21st, 1921

Weather in Toronto on Monday, November 21st, 1921: High of 7.8℃ and a low of 2.2℃.Link to original photo

Row houses 2042-2052 Yonge Street, corner of Lola Road

Historic photo of Row houses 2042-2052 Yonge Street, corner of Lola Road from November 21st, 1921

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on November 21st, 1921

Weather in Toronto on Monday, November 21st, 1921: High of 7.8℃ and a low of 2.2℃.Link to original photo

W. J. Lawrence Real Estate at 974-1982 Yonge Street corner of Imperial Street

Historic photo of W. J. Lawrence Real Estate at 974-1982 Yonge Street corner of Imperial Street from November 30th, 1921

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on November 30th, 1921

Weather in Toronto on Wednesday, November 30th, 1921: High of 5.0℃ and a low of 1.7℃.Link to original photo

Waiting for the trolly amongst the construction on Yonge St at Millwood, north of Davisville Ave

Historic photo of Waiting for the trolly amongst the construction on Yonge St at Millwood, north of Davisville Ave from October 9th, 1922

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on October 9th, 1922

Weather in Toronto on Monday, October 9th, 1922: High of 14.4℃ and a low of 8.3℃.Link to original photo

Grimshaw Bros buildings - southwest corner Yonge and Manor Road

Historic photo of Grimshaw Bros buildings - southwest corner Yonge and Manor Road from November 15th, 1922

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on November 15th, 1922

Weather in Toronto on Wednesday, November 15th, 1922: High of 12.8℃ and a low of 3.9℃.Link to original photo

Culvert at the northwest corner Hillsdale and Yonge

Historic photo of Culvert at the northwest corner Hillsdale and Yonge from March 12th, 1923

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on March 12th, 1923

Weather in Toronto on Monday, March 12th, 1923: High of 8.9℃ and a low of -0.6℃. Snowfall of 2.0 cm.Link to original photo

Car over culvert on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Hillsdale Avenue

Historic photo of Car over culvert on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Hillsdale Avenue from March 12th, 1923

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on March 12th, 1923

Weather in Toronto on Monday, March 12th, 1923: High of 8.9℃ and a low of -0.6℃. Snowfall of 2.0 cm.Link to original photo

TTC Eglinton Division Office Building

Historic photo of TTC Eglinton Division Office Building from October 15th, 1925

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on October 15th, 1925

Weather in Toronto on Thursday, October 15th, 1925: High of 12.8℃ and a low of 3.3℃.Link to original photo

Front lawn at 91 Hillsdale Avenue W., just east of Colin Ave.

Historic photo of Front lawn at 91 Hillsdale Avenue W., just east of Colin Ave. from June 7th, 1926

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on June 7th, 1926

Weather in Toronto on Monday, June 7th, 1926: High of 21.7℃ and a low of 7.2℃.Link to original photo

Muddy Eglinton Avenue West looking east from Oriole Parkway

Historic photo of Muddy Eglinton Avenue West looking east from Oriole Parkway from November 20th, 1928

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on November 20th, 1928

Weather in Toronto on Tuesday, November 20th, 1928: High of 1.1℃ and a low of -1.7℃.Link to original photo

Spalled brickwork - 207 Duplex Avenue

Historic photo of Spalled brickwork - 207 Duplex Avenue from April 12th, 1933

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on April 12th, 1933

Weather in Toronto on Wednesday, April 12th, 1933: High of 8.9℃ and a low of 2.2℃.Link to original photo

TTC head office - The McBrien Building

Historic photo of TTC head office - The McBrien Building from April 20th, 1958

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on April 20th, 1958

Weather in Toronto on Sunday, April 20th, 1958: High of 20.0℃ and a low of 9.4℃.Link to original photo

Washing a VW Beetle in a submerged parking garage at Maxwell and Eglinton

Historic photo of Washing a VW Beetle in a submerged parking garage at Maxwell and Eglinton from May 15th, 1958

Chaplin Estates - Toronto on May 15th, 1958

Weather in Toronto on Thursday, May 15th, 1958: High of 15.6℃ and a low of 7.8℃.Link to original photo

Map of Toronto’s Chaplin Estates