The last few days have been quite cold, but our weather this year is nothing compared with times in the past. When was the last time Toronto Harbour froze over to the point people could walk to the Islands? A hundred years ago, Toronto Bay came alive every winter with iceboats, whose sails filled the horizon like dhows on the Nile. In 1912, there were even races between iceboats and automobiles. Now that was a Winter City! Here's a selection of photos from the early 1900's. Thanks to thecharioteer for compiling this collection. You can find the full set here

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

Walking Across The Bay

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

An Early Snowmobile

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto

An Early Motorcycle

 Winter CityEvocative Images of Lost Toronto