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

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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

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Skaters at Christie Pits, circa 1909

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

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Toboggan runs, High Park, 1910

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Sledding in Bellwoods Park, 1910

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Tobogganing in High Park between 1910 and 1920

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Lineups for toboggan runs, High Park, circa 1912

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High Park toboggan runs, 1914

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Group of snowshoers on horse-drawn sleigh, 1920

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See also

Hockey Game – High Park, January 1927

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Toronto Ski Club, group of girl skiers, January 1930

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Riverdale Park — hockey rinks, February 1934

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Goulding Park, 1962

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Skating on Island, 1970

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Skating in Nathan Phillips Square, circa 1970s

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Hockey rink in unidentified park between 1971 and 1981

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Tobogganning in Riverdale Park looking south between 1976 and 1992

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

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Skating on Devonian Pond looking south-west, 1991

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Liora Ipsum
Daily Hive's Toronto Food Editor. Follow me on Instagram

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