Vintage Autumn Photographs from Toronto and Ontario

While browsing Toronto photo archive I came across some very cool vintage Autumn photographs from as early as the 1920s. It is cool to see the different types of film that was used and the effect it has on the image. It is also interesting to see Fall photos that are in black and white, taking away the documentation of the bright colours. The photos with outfits from the 70s and 80s are also quite enjoyable.

Check out the photos and let us know about anything interesting you discover.

1924 - Markham Street
1924 – Markham Street
1960-80 - View of Weston Golf Club grounds, with CNR bridge in distance
1960-80 – View of Weston Golf Club grounds, with CNR bridge in distance
1965-69 - Horseback Riding Near Stables, Wilket Creek Park - Book 4, Photo 12 - Vintage Autumn Photographs
1965-69 – Horseback Riding Near Stables, Wilket Creek Park – Book 4, Photo 12
1967? - North York Parks (General) - In autumn - Vintage Autumn Photographs
1967? – North York Parks (General) – In autumn
1968 - Natures grandest show in this part of the world is the annual autumn display of color in our forests
1968 – Natures grandest show in this part of the world is the annual autumn display of color in our forests
1970-87 - Park path in autumn
1970-87 – Park path in autumn
1972 - The beauty of a fall day in rural Chinguacousy is captured in water color by David Wick; 28; a Schomberg artist - Vintage Autumn Photographs
1972 – The beauty of a fall day in rural Chinguacousy is captured in water color by David Wick; 28; a Schomberg artist
1972-81 - Park path in autumn - Vintage Autumn Photographs
1972-81 – Park path in autumn
1973 - Autumn leaves may indicate the year is dying but they make sure it goes out in a blaze of glory.
1973 – Autumn leaves may indicate the year is dying but they make sure it goes out in a blaze of glory.
1973 - Collecting autumn leaves in Morningside Park, 21-year-old Beth Lamb rides on the shoulders of Robert Kalisz, also 21 - Vintage Autumn Photographs
1973 – Collecting autumn leaves in Morningside Park, 21-year-old Beth Lamb rides on the shoulders of Robert Kalisz, also 21
1973 - Ontario's Woodlands are just coming into their autumn glory and they're yours to enjoy if you just take the time to get out of the city and see for yourself
1973 – Ontario’s Woodlands are just coming into their autumn glory and they’re yours to enjoy if you just take the time to get out of the city and see for yourself
1973 - View of fall trees on Chaplin Crescent
1973 – View of fall trees on Chaplin Crescent
1977 - Blowing up a storm of leaves; If you ever wonder who and how they rake up leaves in High Park just follow Jim Warner and Jim Forsythe of city's parks and recreation department.
1977 – Blowing up a storm of leaves; If you ever wonder who and how they rake up leaves in High Park just follow Jim Warner and Jim Forsythe of city’s parks and recreation department.
1979 - High Park -Nikolette Jakovac has been painting for 15 years and for the past three she's concentrated on painting park scenes as the seasons change
1979 – High Park – Nikolette Jakovac has been painting for 15 years and for the past three she’s concentrated on painting park scenes as the seasons change
1980-98 - Unidentified location, University of Toronto
1980-98 – Unidentified location, University of Toronto
1980-99 - Unidentified waterfront park
1980-99 – Unidentified waterfront park
1983 - When it comes to fall fun, children need look to further than their backyard or any public park.
1983 – When it comes to fall fun, children need look to further than their backyard or any public park.
1985 - Athletes get a hard lesson in running; A near perfect autumn day couldn't help ease the pain for these runners as they neared the to of a hill at Earl Bales Park
1985 – Athletes get a hard lesson in running; A near perfect autumn day couldn’t help ease the pain for these runners as they neared the to of a hill at Earl Bales Park
1985 - It was great while it lasted but the weatherman says our golden autumn is about to be blown away by cold winds as Averill Clarke and Jim Nikiforos linger in the glory of High Park.
1985 – It was great while it lasted but the weatherman says our golden autumn is about to be blown away by cold winds as Averill Clarke and Jim Nikiforos linger in the glory of High Park.
1986 - Scarlet of the maples
1986 – Scarlet of the maples
1986 - Some girls are such bullies. The leaves are falling all over Ontario and a lot of local kids have got a mean glint in their eyes.
1986 – Some girls are such bullies. The leaves are falling all over Ontario and a lot of local kids have got a mean glint in their eyes.
1987-95 - Grenadier Pond
1987-95 – Grenadier Pond
1991 - Highway 60 through Algonquin Park
1991 – Highway 60 through Algonquin Park
1992 - Aldo Vretenar of the city's department of parks is busy crushing the leaves that have fallen early this year in High Park so that they turn into fertilizer during the winter months
1992 – Aldo Vretenar of the city’s department of parks is busy crushing the leaves that have fallen early this year in High Park so that they turn into fertilizer during the winter months
1993 - Autumn
1993 – Vintage Autumn Photographs
1993 - Seena Gundy Park
1993 – Seena Gundy Park
1993 - Serena Gundy Park
1993 – Serena Gundy Park
1994 - Jane Scott and horse Rebel at Sunnybrook Park
1994 – Jane Scott and horse Rebel at Sunnybrook Park
1994 - University of Toronto or Philosopher's Walk
1994 – University of Toronto or Philosopher’s Walk
1994 - Weslon Rd., King Township
1994 – Weslon Rd., King Township

 

Find more Vintage Autumn Photographs on the Toronto Archives and the Toronto Public Library Archives.

 

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