A Curated Collection of Old Hockey Photographs from Toronto

For my latest collection of vintage pics, I thought I would find some old hockey photographs from the Toronto area and share some of them with our readers.

Many of the shinny parks we know today like Withrow, Riverdale and Christie Pitts have been long time winter gathering spots for our unofficial national sport. There are also spots on the Toronto Islands that have been used for a pick-up game or two.

I have also included several photographs from Maple Leaf Gardens, the Toronto Maple Leafs and of Team Canada during the Summit Series in 1972.

Check out the photos and let us know on social media what you find.

1900 - Riverdale Park - Old Hockey Photographs
1900 – Riverdale Park
1909? - Skaters and workmen at Christie Pits - Old Hockey Photographs
1909? – Skaters and workmen at Christie Pits
1909? - Skaters at Christie Pits
1909? – Skaters at Christie Pits
1910 - Women playing hockey in Varsity Arena
1910 – Women playing hockey in Varsity Arena
1910? - Women playing hockey, Victoria University
1910? – Women playing hockey, Victoria University
1912 - Professional hockey players, Christie Pits
1912 – Professional hockey players, Christie Pits
1912 - Professional hockey players, Christie Pits copy
1912 – Professional hockey players, Christie Pits copy
1912 - Women playing hockey
1912 – Women playing hockey
1912 - Women's hockey team, University of Toronto
1912 – Women’s hockey team, University of Toronto
1915 - January 30 - St. Clair car barns
1915 – January 30 – St. Clair car barns
1923 - February 10 - Withrow Park — Ice Hockey
1923 – February 10 – Withrow Park — Ice Hockey
1926 - December 3rd - United Church - St. Patrick's hockey team - group of four
1926 – December 3rd – United Church – St. Patrick’s hockey team – group of four
1927 - January 1st - Hockey Game - High Park
1927 – January 1st – Hockey Game – High Park
1927 - March 2nd - South Porcupine Hockey Team
1927 – March 2nd – South Porcupine Hockey Team
1928 - January 11 - Cree and Ojibway hockey teams
1928 – January 11 – Cree and Ojibway hockey teams
1931 - November 12 - Maple Leaf Gardens, action on ice
1931 – November 12 – Maple Leaf Gardens, action on ice
1934 - February 2nd - Riverdale Park - hockey rinks General Steel Wares Building in background
1934 – February 2nd – Riverdale Park – hockey rinks General Steel Wares Building in background
1934 - February 2nd - Willowvale Park - Hockey rinks
1934 – February 2nd – Willowvale Park – Hockey rinks
1946? - Hockey game, Maple Leaf Gardens
1946? – Hockey game, Maple Leaf Gardens
1947 - November 8th - Toronto New York hockey, fight
1947 – November 8th – Toronto New York hockey, fight
1947 - November 15 - Toronto Detroit hockey, action
1947 – November 15 – Toronto Detroit hockey, action
1948 - March 27 - Toronto Boston playoff hockey action
1948 – March 27 – Toronto Boston playoff hockey action
1950? - Ice hockey
1950? – Ice hockey
1950? - Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game, Maple Leaf Gardens
1950? – Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game, Maple Leaf Gardens
1962 - Goulding Park
1962 – Goulding Park
1968? - Playing hockey on Centre Island
1968? – Playing hockey on Centre Island
1970 - Rebuilding of Leafs is personified by these rookies Brian Marchinko Darryl Sittler Bob Liddington.
1970 – Rebuilding of Leafs is personified by these rookies Brian Marchinko Darryl Sittler Bob Liddington.
1970? - Darryl Sittler and Rosemarie for March of Dimes Put Yourself in the Picture campaign, Maple Leaf Gardens
1970? – Darryl Sittler and Rosemarie for March of Dimes Put Yourself in the Picture campaign, Maple Leaf Gardens
1972 - Sports - Hockey - Team Canada - Games - Montreal (1972)
1972 – Sports – Hockey – Team Canada – Games – Montreal (1972)
1973 - Metro's biggest hockey rink is at Michael Coyle's disposal as he skates by himself with a hockey stick and puck in the middle of the lagoon off Algonquin Island
1973 – Metro’s biggest hockey rink is at Michael Coyle’s disposal as he skates by himself with a hockey stick and puck in the middle of the lagoon off Algonquin Island

 

Check out more old hockey photographs on the Toronto Archives.

 

 

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