Historic Toronto Fashion finds in the Toronto Archives

Browsing the Toronto Archives photographic collection for fashions 1909-1930, I found a ton of amazing shots of historic Toronto fashion.

There are plenty of photos of stylish men and women at the races (Ontario Jockey Club/Woodbine Racetrack), fashion shoots for department stores, as well as people at events around the city.

Some fashions shoots for Toronto departments stores of the day include Holt Renfrew, Eaton’s, Creed’s and Simpson’s. Only Holt Renfrew has survived to this day!

1 – c. 1909 Ontario Jockey Club

historic Toronto fashion

2 – 1910 Woodbine Race Track

1910 Woodbine Race Track

3 – 1910 Woodbine Racetrack, Woman on the left may be Lady Pellat,
first wife of Sir Henry Pellat of Casa Loma fame.

historic Toronto fashion

4 – 1911 Woodbine Racetrack

1911 Woodbine Racetrack - Item consists of one photograph taken at the Ontario Jockey Club at Woodbine Racetrack

5 – 1913 Woodbine Racetrack

Historic Toronto Fashion 1913 Woodbine Racetrack

6 – 1924 Sunnyside fashion parade

historic Toronto fashion

7 – 1924 Ontario Jockey Club/Woodbine races

Historic Toronto Fashion 1924 Ontario Jockey Club/Woodbine races

8 – 1926 Creeds fashions, afternoon frock and coat

historic Toronto fashion 1926 Creeds fashions, afternoon frock and coat

9 & 10 – 1926 Holt Renfrew Co. fashion shoot

1926 Holt Renfrew Co. fashion shoot 1926 Holt Renfrew Co. fashion shoot

11 – 1929 Greenspoon Fur model, Miss Gallinough

1929 Greenspoon Fur model, Miss Gallinough

12 – 1929 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire fashion show
(IODE, women’s charitable organization still in operation today…iode.ca)

1929 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire fashion show (IODE, women’s charitable organization still in operation today…iode.ca)

13 – 1929 Woodbine races

1929 Woodbine races

14 & 15 -1930 Eaton Garden Party fashion show… Hollywood glamour

1930 Eaton Garden Party fasion show… Hollywood glamour 1930 Eaton Garden Party fasion show… Hollywood glamour

16 – 1930 Shoe fashion show, as a self-confessed shoeaholic, I could not resist these.

1930 Shoe fasion show, as a self-confessed shoeaholic, I could not resist these

Historic Toronto Fashion

 

If you are interested in seeing more historic Toronto fashion finds in the Toronto Archives photos, please visit the Toronto Archives.