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With Toronto in Time, discover Toronto's history through “then and now” photos, slideshows, trails, and stories for over 150 sites! Explore the story of the club that hosted the Rolling Stones, U2, and Marilyn Monroe; discover where soldiers of the War of 1812 lie buried; stand on the site of a 17th century First Nations village; tour the city with specially curated trails, and much more. Meet a cast of characters that includes inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, bank robbers, visionaries and dreamers who paint the rich portrait of Toronto's history.

To use the app, locate yourself on the map and find stories closest to you, filter stories by theme or area, or be your own tour guide and follow a thematic trail. Each story includes a photo gallery or a unique “then and now” photo feature that shows a present-day photo dissolving into its historic past.

Find all the features of Toronto in Time online at its companion website, http://citiesintime.ca/toronto.

- Read over 150 stories on Toronto's history
- Watch the present dissolve into the past with the “then and now” photo feature or browse a photo gallery of historic sites.
- Locate yourself on the map and find stories closest to you
- Tour the city by following a thematic trail
- Read an introduction to a theme or trail

Toronto in Time is second in the Cities in Time app series, which launched in the fall of 2011 with Vancouver in Time.

Toronto in Time is a partnership of Historica Canada, Museum Services of the City of Toronto, and Heritage Toronto. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

What's New

Version 1.1.1

Minor fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Incredible Portrait

Hogtown Boy

Despite the great coverage, photos, stories, probably still more to add. Grew up there and this app takes me back. Great new way to experience history.



I'm a big history nerd, and I'm so glad that an app like this has come out for my city! There are a number of history apps out there for different cities and historical events (War of 1812) and general then/now side-by-sides (history pin), but i really like that this app includes the best parts of the apps out there. It's got a narrative, pictures, a map, and then/now, also some trails. To improve on it, I would suggest a virtual reality component and more stories.


Flying Georgie Boy

What a great app! Bringing history to life. This is a fun way to do it, and especially neat when you use it around the city.


Historica Canada
44 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Historica Canada


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