Vintage College Street Photographs from Toronto, Canada

For our latest curated collection of vintage pics from Toronto, I thought I would focus on Vintage College Street photographs. As a street we all know so well, it is interesting to see it in a time where it looked so unfamiliar.

From Hospitals to Universities, storefronts to homes, the street has changed a lot, especially in the downtown core.

Take a look through the pics and let us know through social media anything interesting that you notice.

1890? - College Street
1890? – College Street
1890? - Havelock Street looking south to College Street
1890? – Havelock Street looking south to College Street
1890? - Intersection of College Street and Spadina Avenue
1890? – Intersection of College Street and Spadina Avenue
1899 – April 26 – Drinking fountain at College Street and Spadina Avenue
1900 - 1930 - College Street west of Terauley, north side
1900 – 1930 – College Street west of Terauley, north side
1901 - Ontario College of Pharmacy, Gerrard Street East
1901 – Ontario College of Pharmacy, Gerrard Street East
1901 - Toronto Police Department Headquarters, College Street formerly Toronto Technical School
1901 – Toronto Police Department Headquarters, College Street formerly Toronto Technical School
1902 - College Street looking east from Bathurst Street
1902 – College Street looking east from Bathurst Street
1905 - Broadway Tabernacle, College Street at Spadina Avenue (north-east corner)
1905 – Broadway Tabernacle, College Street at Spadina Avenue (north-east corner)
1908 - Looking east from College Street firehall tower
1908 – Looking east from College Street firehall tower
1909 - College Street, looking east across Spadina
1909 – College Street, looking east across Spadina
1910 - 1920 - Billboards on south side of College Street, east of Bathurst Street
1910 – 1920 – Billboards on south side of College Street, east of Bathurst Street
1911 - Bellevue Avenue and College Street
1911 – Bellevue Avenue and College Street
1911 - College Street from firehall tower, looking west
1911 – College Street from firehall tower, looking west
1912 - Spadina Avenue at College Street, looking south
1912 – Spadina Avenue at College Street, looking south
1912 - Toronto General Hospital, looking east along College Street from University Avenue
1912 – Toronto General Hospital, looking east along College Street from University Avenue
1912 - Yonge Street at College Street, looking south
1912 – Yonge Street at College Street, looking south
1913 - June 18 - Opening ceremonies for Toronto General Hospital
1913 – June 18 – Opening ceremonies for Toronto General Hospital
1913 - Oct 9 - Library Grounds — College & St. George Street
1913 – Oct 9 – Library Grounds — College & St. George Street
1913 - September 10 - T. R. Car No. 531 College Street
1913 – September 10 – T. R. Car No. 531 College Street
1914 - April 8 - I.O.O.F. Building, College Street
1914 – April 8 – I.O.O.F. Building, College Street
1914 - Southwest corner of Yonge Street and College Street
1914 – Southwest corner of Yonge Street and College Street
1915 - April 17 - College St. - Bathurst to Ossington Old Track
1915 – April 17 – College St. – Bathurst to Ossington Old Track
1915 - April 17 - College St. - Bathurst to Ossington Old Track copy
1915 – April 17 – College St. – Bathurst to Ossington Old Track copy
1915 - COTC barracks, College Street, looking south
1915 – COTC barracks, College Street, looking south
1916 - College Street from Yonge Street
1916 – College Street from Yonge Street
1919 - May 30 - Spadina Avenue looking north to College Street
1919 – May 30 – Spadina Avenue looking north to College Street
1919 - Northeast corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue during streetcar strike
1919 – Northeast corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue during streetcar strike
1919 - Truck carries passengers during streetcar strike, Spadina Avenue and College Street
1919 – Truck carries passengers during streetcar strike, Spadina Avenue and College Street
1919 - Truck carrying passengers during streetcar strike, northeast corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue
1919 – Truck carrying passengers during streetcar strike, northeast corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue
1920 - dec 13 - No. 448 Yonge Street, southwest corner of Yonge and College streets
1920 – dec 13 – No. 448 Yonge Street, southwest corner of Yonge and College streets
1920 - Truck used as transportation during streetcar strike, Spadina Avenue and College Street
1920 – Truck used as transportation during streetcar strike, Spadina Avenue and College Street
1921 - February 17 - 56-58 College Street — Terauley Street Extension
1921 – February 17 – 56-58 College Street — Terauley Street Extension
1921 - February 17 - 1921 - 60-62 College Street — Terauley Street Extension
1921 – February 17 – 1921 – 60-62 College Street — Terauley Street Extension
1922 - March 9 - College Street Fire Hall
1922 – March 9 – College Street Fire Hall
1922 - Northeast corner of College Street and University Avenue
1922 – Northeast corner of College Street and University Avenue
1925 - Sept 14 - College St and Spadina Ave, (Ontario Safety League)
1925 – Sept 14 – College St and Spadina Ave, (Ontario Safety League)
1927 - Aug 9 - College St, west of Havelock, (Way Department)
1927 – Aug 9 – College St, west of Havelock, (Way Department)
1927 - Laverne Apartments, exterior at street level, College Street, for Dr. O.A. McNichol
1927 – Laverne Apartments, exterior at street level, College Street, for Dr. O.A. McNichol
1927 - May 20 - College Street and Spadina Avenue looking south
1927 – May 20 – College Street and Spadina Avenue looking south
College Street photographs
1927 – May 20 – College Street and Spadina Avenue looking west
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1927 – May 20 – College Street east at Spadina Avenue

 

For more vintage photographs, check out the Toronto Archives.

 

 

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