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What winter fun used to look like in Toronto (PHOTOS)

Liora Ipsum Dec 19, 2016 2:04 am 244

Just in case you’re starting to question your resilience to Canadian winters, here’s a look back at over a century of cold weather fun ranging from skating and tobogganing to skiing and snowshoeing in Toronto.

But remember, they had to walk uphill both ways to have this kind of fun…

High Park toboggan runs between 1906 and 1910

Skaters at Christie Pits, circa 1909

Lineups for toboggan runs, High Park, between 1910 and 1920

Toboggan runs, High Park, 1910

Sledding in Bellwoods Park, 1910

Tobogganing in High Park between 1910 and 1920

Lineups for toboggan runs, High Park, circa 1912

High Park toboggan runs, 1914

Group of snowshoers on horse-drawn sleigh, 1920

See also

Hockey Game – High Park, January 1927

Toronto Ski Club, group of girl skiers, January 1930

Riverdale Park — hockey rinks, February 1934

Goulding Park, 1962

Skating on Island, 1970

Skating in Nathan Phillips Square, circa 1970s

Hockey rink in unidentified park between 1971 and 1981

Tobogganning in Riverdale Park looking south between 1976 and 1992

Skating rink in Nathan Phillips Square looking east, between 1980 and 1999

Skating on Devonian Pond looking south-west, 1991

Liora Ipsum
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