“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Toronto, Ontario

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By Cosmos Mariner, May 28, 2022
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1Ontario, Toronto, Scarborough, Cliffside — 2 — Cliffside Golf Course1931-1950 — Mural Routes Heritage Trail —
In 1931 George McCordick converted an old farmhouse into a clubhouse and turned the surrounding countryside into a challenging golf course. The Cliffside Golf Course was located south of Kingston Road and west of Midland Ave. with a beautiful . . . Map (db m217878) HM
2Ontario, Toronto, Bathurst Quay — Little NorwayLille Norge
[First Panel:] 9 April 1940 Norway was attacked by overwhelming forces. King Haakon VII, Crown Prince Olav and the government left Tromso 7 June for Great Britain in order to continue the fight for freedom in exile. Negotiations had . . . Map (db m20989) HM
3Ontario, Toronto, Bay Cloverhill — The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion / Le Bataillon Mackenzie-Papineau(1937-1938)
[English] The "Mac-Paps" were a unit of the International Brigades, a volunteer force recruited world-wide to oppose the fascist forces bent on overthrowing the government of Spain. Formed in Spain in 1937, the battalion was named . . . Map (db m207700) HM
4Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Hon. George Brown1818-1880
Born near Edinburgh, Scotland, Brown emigrated with his father to New York in 1837. In 1843 he moved to Toronto and the following year founded the “Globe” newspaper which achieved great political influence. Elected to the legislature as a reform . . . Map (db m207894) HM
5Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Hon. John Sandfield Macdonald1812-1872
Born in St. Raphael, Macdonald was first elected to represent Glengarry in the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1841. He became one of the leaders of the Reform Party and served in several administrations prior to Confederation in 1867. . . . Map (db m208016) HM
6Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — King's College
[English] The first university in this province, King's College was chartered in 1827 through the efforts of the Reverend John Strachan. This site was acquired by the College the following year. Sectarian and political criticism of . . . Map (db m207856) HM
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7Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe1752-1806
Born in Cotterstock, Northamptonshire, Simcoe entered the army in 1770, and during the American Revolution commanded the 1st American Regiment (Queen’s Rangers). In 1791 he was appointed the first Lieutenant-Governor of the newly formed province of . . . Map (db m207899) HM
8Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Ontario Human Rights Code / Code des droits de la personne de l'Ontario
[English] The Ontario Human Rights Code came into effect on June 15, 1962 and established equal rights and freedom from discrimination as primary elements of provincial law. The first legislation of its kind in Canada, the . . . Map (db m207885) HM
9Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Queen Victoria1819-1901
Born at Kensington Palace, the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, King George III’s fourth son, Alexandrina Victoria became Queen at the death of her uncle, King William IV, in 1837. Although she never visited Canada, her son, Edward, Prince of . . . Map (db m207900) HM
10Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Queen's Park
[English] In 1859, the city leased land here from King’s College, and in 1860 a park, named after Queen Victoria, was opened by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. Queen’s Park was long considered as a location for new parliament . . . Map (db m207768) HM
11Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Queen's Park, Toronto
[English] Officially opened by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) during the Royal Tour of 1860, Queen's Park is an early example of the public park movement in Canada. Landscaped according to a picturesque design, its . . . Map (db m207767) HM
12Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Sir James Pliny Whitney1843-1914
Born in Williamsburg Township, Dundas County, and educated at the Cornwall Grammar School, Whitney was called to the Bar in 1876. He was elected to the Provincial Parliament as Conservative Member for Dundas in 1888. A noted orator, he was the . . . Map (db m207891) HM
13Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — Sir Oliver Mowat1820-1903
Born in Kingston, Mowat studied law under John A. Macdonald. After moving to Toronto in 1840, he was elected a liberal member of the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1857 and served as Provincial Secretary in 1858 and Postmaster General, . . . Map (db m207895) HM
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14Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — The Printers' Strike of 1872 / La Grève des Typographes de 1872
[English] The Nine-Hour Movement of 1872 was a broad labour effort to achieve a shorter work day through concerted strike action. The printers of the Toronto Typographical Union went on strike for a nine-hour day in late March. On . . . Map (db m207870) HM
15Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — The Royal Tour of 1939 / Le Voyage Royal de 1939
[English] The Royal Tour of 1939 was the first visit to Canada by a reigning British monarch. Between May 15 and June 15, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth travelled by train across the country. They arrived at the North Toronto . . . Map (db m207836) HM
16Ontario, Toronto, Bay-Cloverhill — William Lyon Mackenzie1795-1861
Born near Dundee, Scotland, Mackenzie came to Upper Canada in 1820, and four years later founded a political newspaper, the “Colonial Advocate”, at Queenston. Sharply critical of the ruling oligarchy in the province, he entered politics, became . . . Map (db m207897) HM
17Ontario, Toronto, Centre Island — St. Andrew By-The-Lake
After the Toronto Island parish was established in 1875 Bishop Arthur Sweatman was the prime mover in the building of this Anglican church. Designed by Arthur R. Denison, architect, the Early English Gothic style frame church was opened at the . . . Map (db m35520) HM
18Ontario, Toronto, Centre Island — The Lake Light
This lighthouse, one of the earliest on the Great Lakes, was completed in 1808 as an hexagonal tower 52 feet high, topped by a wooden cage with a fixed whale-oil lantern. In 1832 it was raised to 82 feet and later equipped with a revolving light. . . . Map (db m40779) HM
19Ontario, Toronto, CityPlace — 25 Years of Blue Jays Baseball1977-2001
April 7, 1977 marked the introduction of Major League Baseball to Toronto when the Blue Jays Baseball Club played their first home game. They won that memorable opener, and have since brought great excitement and entertainment to the City. Playing . . . Map (db m199994) HM
20Ontario, Toronto, CityPlace — Isabella Valancy Crawford(1850-1887)
Considered among our finest poets, Isabella Crawford was born in Ireland and came to Canada with her parents about 1858. After settling first in Paisley, Ontario, the family lived later in Lakefield and Peterborough. As a young woman Isabella . . . Map (db m217200) HM
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21Ontario, Toronto, Cliffside — Scarborough Bluffs
The layers of sand and clay exposed in these cliffs display a remarkable geological record of the last stages of the Great Ice Age. Unique in North America, they have attracted worldwide scientific interest. The first 46 metres of sediments contain . . . Map (db m39366) HM
22Ontario, Toronto, Discovery District — Charles William Jefferys1869 - 1951
{Marker Text in English:} Writer, artist, and illustrator of historical novels and textbooks, Charles Jefferys emigrated to Canada from England in 1879. After studying at the Toronto Art Students League, he joined the New York . . . Map (db m37092) HM
23Ontario, Toronto, Discovery District — Dr. William T. Mustard1914-1987
Procedures pioneered by William Thornton Mustard (born 8 August 1914 in Clinton, Ontario) had an historic impact on the field of surgery. He attended the University of Toronto Schools and the University of Toronto Medical School. During WWII while . . . Map (db m217699) HM
24Ontario, Toronto, Discovery District — Mary Pickford
Born in 1893 in a house that stood near this site, Gladys Marie Smith appeared on stage in Toronto at the age of five. Her theatrical career took her to Broadway in 1907 where she adopted the name Mary Pickford. The actress's earliest film, "Her . . . Map (db m199993) HM
25Ontario, Toronto, Discovery District — The Discovery of InsulinDecouverte De L'Insuline
{The marker has a both an English and French version. In English:} In one of the most important advances in modern medicine, a team of investigators isolated and purified insulin in a building which stood on this site. On May 17, 1921, . . . Map (db m36194) HM
26Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Toronto — "Old" City Hall
City Hall was designed in 1887 by E. J. Lennox to fit this central site at the head of Bay Street. In one structure, these municipal buildings combined a City Hall, in the east portion, and Court-house in the west. The building, constructed mostly . . . Map (db m196173) HM
27Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Toronto — Old City Hall / Ancien hôtel de villeYork County Court House / palais de justice du comté de York
[English] Built between 1889 and 1899, this impressive Richardsonian Romanesque structure by local architect E. J. Lennox was the solution to the need of both the city of Toronto and York County for new quarters. Its superb downtown . . . Map (db m199998) HM
28Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Toronto — Osgoode Hall
In 1829-32 the Law Society of Upper Canada erected the east wing of this imposing building. Named after William Osgoode, the province's first chief justice, the Regency structure housed law courts and judicial offices, and provided accommodation for . . . Map (db m196169) HM
29Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Toronto — The Santa Claus Parade / Le Parade du Père Noël
[English] In 1905, Timothy Eaton's department store began the tradition of the Santa Claus Parade. Initially, the parade featured Santa Claus on a horse-drawn cart. The parade has grown in size and splendour to include upside-down . . . Map (db m200000) HM
30Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Toronto — Women's Law Association of Ontario
[English] Founded in 1919, the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) was the first organization to work actively to create a place for women at Osgoode Hall. With membership open to law students, lawyers and judges, the . . . Map (db m199999) HM
31Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge — Confederation Life Building1892
Once one of Toronto's grandest office buildings, this landmark served as the headquarters of the Confederation Life Association until 1955. Plans for the building arose from an international competition won by Knox, Elliot and Jarvis, architects. . . . Map (db m217687) HM
32Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge — Old City Hall Cenotaph
[Center] To our glorious dead 1914 – 1918 [Left wing] 1939 – 1945 Peacekeepers [Right wing] 1950 – 1953 PeacekeepersMap (db m196174) WM
33Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge — R. C. HarrisToronto's First Commissioner of Works — (1875-1945) —
who masterminded much of the City’s Vital infrastructure, lived at Old City Hall from 1900 to 1909, and worked here from 1900 to 1945.Map (db m208079) HM
34Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge — Town Tavern
The Town Tavern, located here for 23 years, was an important part of the Yonge Street music scene. Opened in 1949 as a theatre restaurant, club owner Sam Berger turned the Town Tavern into a full-time jazz venue in 1955 at the suggestion of . . . Map (db m217797) HM
35Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Adelaide Street Court House1853
This building was Toronto’s city and county courthouse for nearly 50 years. It was Toronto’s third courthouse, designed by Cumberland & Ridout in the Classical Revival style, inspired by historic Greek architecture. Many high-profile trials were . . . Map (db m217427) HM
36Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Albert Jackson
Born into slavery in Delaware during the late 1850s, Albert Jackson became the first Black letter carrier in Toronto and one of the few people of colour to be appointed a civil servant in 19th-century Canada. Jackson's mother, Ann Maria, escaped . . . Map (db m217681) HM
37Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Charter Meeting of The Rotary Club of Toronto
Presented to The King Edward Hotel to commemorate the Charter Meeting of The Rotary Club of Toronto held November 28, 1912 in celebration of the Club’s 100th Anniversary November, 2012Map (db m217542) HM
38Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Consumers' Gas 150th Anniversary
On March 23, 1998, to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of The Consumers’ Gas Company Ltd., these lamps were unveiled here at 19 Toronto Street, site of the Company’s head office from 1852 to 1976. The Company was first known for its lamplighters . . . Map (db m217414) HM
39Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Consumers' Gas Company Building1852 (with later additions)
This building was the headquarters of the Consumers’ Gas Company for 125 years. It was built in stages between 1852 and 1899 on what was one of Toronto’s principal financial streets. Architect Joseph Sheard designed the first building at 17 Toronto . . . Map (db m217415) HM
40Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Excelsior Life Building1915
This 11-storey building, designed by prominent Toronto architect E. J. Lennox, was the tallest building on the block at the time of construction. It was named after the Excelsior Life Insurance Company, whose offices were located within. It . . . Map (db m217511) HM
41Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Metropolitan United Church
This "Cathedral of Methodism" was designed by Henry Langley in the High Victorian Gothic style. The cornerstone was laid by the Rev. Egerton Ryerson, D.D., in 1870 and the church was dedicated in 1872. It replaced an earlier structure at the . . . Map (db m207898) HM
42Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Original Site of Toronto Hebrew Congregation Holy Blossom
The first Jewish congregation in Canada West, (now Ontario), was established on this site in 1856 (Jewish calendar 5615). Services were held in a rented hall on the upper floor over Coombe’s Drug Store on the corner of Yonge and Richmond Streets. . . . Map (db m217697) HM
43Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — St. Lawrence Hall1850
St. Lawrence Hall, one of the oldest public buildings in Toronto, was constructed following the Great Fire of 1849 that destroyed a large part of the city's core. Architect William Thomas designed the building in the Renaissance Revival style with . . . Map (db m217100) HM
44Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — The King Edward Hotel / L'hôtel King Edward
[English] The King Edward Hotel was built by George Gooderham's Toronto Hotel Company to meet the demand in the rising metropolis for a grand hotel. When it opened in 1903, the hotel, affectionately known as the “King Eddy”, was . . . Map (db m208383) HM
45Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Toronto Post Office/Le bureau de poste de Toronto1853-1873
[English] Built 1851-1853 for the Province of Canada, the seventh post office was designed by Toronto architects Frederic Cumberland and Thomas Ridout. The building, in the then popular Neo-classical style, resembles a Greek temple. The . . . Map (db m196176) HM
46Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Toronto Sculpture Garden115 King Street East
[west side] The sculpture garden in this city park was constructed with generous contributions from the Louis L. Odette family and the Province of Ontario to promote the art of sculpture for the enjoyment of the people of Toronto. An art . . . Map (db m217547) HM
47Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — Toronto's Eighth Post Office
This coat of arms was formerly located above the main entrance of Toronto’s eighth post office which was erected on part of this site in 1872-1873. The original building was designed by R. C. Windeyer, architect, and served as the main post office . . . Map (db m217655) HM
48Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — York's First JailOn This Site
In 1798 the Town of York (now Toronto) erected its first jail and hanging yard on this site. Also known as 'the old log gaol', it was still standing when York opened a newer jail in 1827 (demolished 1960) on the NE corner of King and Toronto . . . Map (db m215791) HM
49Ontario, Toronto, Downtown Yonge East — York's Second JailOn This Site
”Be of good courage boys. I am not ashamed of anything I’ve done, I trust in God, and I’m going to die like a man.” —Samuel Lount. On April 24, 1824 the cornerstone of York’s second jail was laid on this site. In the aftermath of the . . . Map (db m217533) HM
50Ontario, Toronto, Entertainment District — St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew’s was begun in 1874 to serve a Church of Scotland congregation organized in 1830. An outstanding example of Romanesque Revival architecture, this massive church was designed by William Storm (1826-92), a noted Toronto architect. The . . . Map (db m199996) HM
51Ontario, Toronto, Entertainment District — The Bishop’s Palace 1818
On this site stood the "Bishop's Palace", residence of Bishop John Strachan (1778-1867), built in 1817-18 while he was the incumbent of St. James' Church. Born in Scotland, he came to Upper Canada in 1799 where he achieved prominence as an educator . . . Map (db m83662) HM
52Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — Hotel Victoria1909
Opened as the Hotel Mossop, this eight-story structure was one of Toronto’s first fireproof buildings. It was constructed in the aftermath of the 1904 Great Fire of Toronto, which destroyed over 100 buildings west of here. As a result, architect J. . . . Map (db m217516) HM
53Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — The Bay Queen Street Store / Le Magasin la Baie de la Rue Queen
[English] Department stores revolutionized shopping in the late nineteenth century by offering selection, low prices and money-back guarantees. In 1895, Robert Simpson commissioned architect Edmund Burke to design his new department . . . Map (db m208195) HM
54Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — The Canadian Bank of Commerce Building1929-1931
Upon completion, this 34-storey skyscraper was the tallest building in the British Empire and was praised as the “greatest addition to Toronto’s increasing, Manhattan-like skyline.” It was designed for The Canadian Bank of Commerce jointly by the . . . Map (db m217198) HM
55Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — The Dominion Bank Building1914
Founded in Toronto in 1869, the Dominion Bank moved its head office to this site ten years later. In 1914, the bank's rise to national prominence led to the construction of this early 12-storey skyscraper. Beaux-Arts in style with Renaissance . . . Map (db m217451) HM
56Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — The First Methodist Church in Toronto
The first Methodist Church in Toronto was built upon this site in A.D. 1818Map (db m217199) HM
57Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — The Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
The adjacent plaque was the first created by the Toronto Historical Board, and was installed in 1969 on an earlier building on this site. It marks the first place in Toronto where citizens were recruited and trained by the Royal Canadian Naval . . . Map (db m217587) HM
58Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — The Royal York HotelL’hôtel Royal York
English: Built on the site of the Queen's Hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1928-29, the Royal York Hotel was part of its coast-to-coast chain of grand hotels. The skyscraper hotel, designed by Montreal architects Ross and . . . Map (db m83660) HM
59Ontario, Toronto, Financial District — Toronto-Dominion Centre / Le Centre Toronto-Dominion
[English] Designed by Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in association with John B. Parkin Associates and Bregman and Hamann Architects, the Toronto-Dominion Centre is located in the heart of Toronto's financial district. . . . Map (db m199997) HM
60Ontario, Toronto, Fort York — Fort York / Le Fort York
[English] Fort York constituted the primary defensive position in early York (Toronto). The present bildings, erected between 1813 and 1815 to replace those destroyed during the American occupations of York in 1813, are among the . . . Map (db m199282) HM
61Ontario, Toronto, Fort York — No. 2 (Centre) Blockhouse1813
The first structures built at Fort York during the War of 1812 where blockhouses to house the soldiers. Thick, square-timbered walls (covered with ‘weather boards’) offered protection from bullets, exploding shells and small-calibre artillery. . . . Map (db m83745) HM
62Ontario, Toronto, Fort York — The Battle of York 1813La Bataille de York de 1813
English: Loyal residents of York (Toronto) were encouraged by early British victories in the War of 1812, but in 1813, they experienced first-hand the hardships of war. On the morning of April 27th, an American fleet appeared offshore and . . . Map (db m83668) HM
63Ontario, Toronto, Fort York-Liberty Village — Designing The CNE's Grand Entrance
The design of a grand eastern entrance to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) was the result of visionary waterfront planning by Toronto architect Alfred H. Chapman. In the early 1920s, he was commissioned by the CNE to plan a major expansion of . . . Map (db m212905) HM
64Ontario, Toronto, Fort York-Liberty Village — Queen's Wharf Lighthouse
Now landlocked on Fleet Street, this lighthouse once stood on the Queen's Wharf. The wharf - originally known as New Pier - was built in 1833 to stimulate commercial activity in the west part of the harbour. This lighthouse, constructed in 1861 . . . Map (db m211603) HM
65Ontario, Toronto, Fort York-Liberty Village — The Princes' Gates
This entrance to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds was built in 1927 to commemorate 60 years of Canadian Confederation. The stone and concrete gates were designed by the Toronto firm of Chapman and Oxley and are a fine example of monumental . . . Map (db m211725) HM
66Ontario, Toronto, Fort York-Liberty Village — The Princes' Gates
The Princes' Gates were officially opened on Tuesday August the Thirtieth — M•D•C•C•C•C•XXVII — by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales accompanied by H.R.H. Prince George First to pass through these gates was a Veterans' Parade under ethe . . . Map (db m212906) HM
67Ontario, Toronto, Fort York-Liberty Village — The Warriors' Day Parade
At the end of the First World War (1914-1918), activities took place across Canada to commemorate the country's wartime efforts and to honour the over 60,000 Canadians lost. One of the most significant and lasting events was a veterans' parade held . . . Map (db m212903) HM
68Ontario, Toronto, Grange Park — Canadian Airmen Monument
Panel 1: Per Ardua Ad Astra In Memory of our Canadian Airmen who fought in the Skies to preserve freedom and order in the world. Panel 2: Canadian Airmen Awarded the Victoria Cross World War I: William . . . Map (db m57901) HM
69Ontario, Toronto, Grange Park — George Cox(1840-1914)
[English] At the turn of the 20th century, as Toronto challenged Montréal as the banking capital of Canada, George Cox was among those in the vanguard. After a successful business career in Peterborough, he moved to Toronto where he . . . Map (db m208103) HM
70Ontario, Toronto, Grange Park — Sir William Campbell1758-1834
[English] Campbell was born near Caithness, Scotland. He fought with the British forces during the American Revolution and was taken prisoner at Yorktown in 1781. Three years later he was practising law in Nova Scotia where, in 1799, he was . . . Map (db m208175) HM
71Ontario, Toronto, Grange Park — South African War Memorial — ("2nd Boer War") —
South face of pedestal: To the memory and in honour of the Canadians who died defending the Empire in the South African War, 1899-1902 South face of obelisk: Paarderberg Dreifontein Johannesburg Diamond Hill Belfast . . . Map (db m57959) WM
72Ontario, Toronto, Grange Park — Thanks and Remembrance
As the United States marks the 10th Anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, in the name of all Americans, Consulate General Toronto thanks the people of Ontario for their support and generosity following the worst attack on . . . Map (db m217796) HM
73Ontario, Toronto, Grange Park — University Club of Toronto Building1929
Founded in 1906 as a private dining club for those with a university degree, the University Club of Toronto moved to this location on Toronto's ceremonial avenue in 1929. A design competition for a new building — restricted to architects who were . . . Map (db m217701) HM
74Ontario, Toronto, Greenwood-Coxwell — The Ashbridge Estate / Le Domaine des Ashbridge
[English] This property was home to one family for two centuries. Sarah Ashbridge and her family moved here from Pennsylvania and began clearing land in 1794. Two years later they were granted 600 acres (243 hectares) between . . . Map (db m208200) HM
75Ontario, Toronto, Niagara — Ben Dunkelman1913-1997
Ben Dunkelman was a distinguished military officer, entrepreneur, and president of Tip Top Tailors, the menswear company founded by his father, David. Born and raised in Toronto, Ben Dunkelman fought with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada regiment . . . Map (db m211254) HM
76Ontario, Toronto, North York — J. Tuzo Wilson
J. Tuzo Wilson (1908-1993) J. Tuzo Wilson, the world-renowned Canadian geophysicist, served as Director General of the Ontario Science Centre from 1974 to 1985. He was instrumental in developing the theory of Plate Tetonics in the 1960s. This . . . Map (db m92272) HM
77Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — 61-75 Jarvis Street1871
Distinguished by buff brick detailing, this row of three-storey buildings was constructed for Clarkson Jones, a barrister living north on Jarvis Street. Early tenants included two fruiterers and a saddler. Designated under the Ontario . . . Map (db m217197) HM
78Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — Cholera Epidemics of 1832 & 1834
On June 21, 1832, the first cases of cholera, a highly contagious and deadly disease, appeared in the Town of York. Much feared, cholera first appeared in India in the 1770s, spreading along trade routes to Asia and Europe, and arriving in London, . . . Map (db m217097) HM
79Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — De La Salle Institute Building1871
Designed by Toronto architect Henry Langley, this building was constructed as a boys school operated by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Catholic teaching order. The Brothers had purchased the former Bank of Upper Canada building to the . . . Map (db m217698) HM
80Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — Francis Collins
Francis Collins, Canada’s first professional parliamentary debates reporter, was born ca. 1800 in Newry, County Down, Ireland. He had been a publisher before his arrival in York (Toronto) where, near here from 1825-1834 he published the “Canadian . . . Map (db m217798) HM
81Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — George Brown CollegeSt. James Campus — 1874 —
Canada’s largest biscuit manufacturer, Christie, Brown & Co., built this factory complex over a 40-year period. At its peak, it employed nearly 400 workers. The original three-storey building was enlarged and altered in a variety of architectural . . . Map (db m217792) HM
82Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — Historic Post Office & Bank of Upper Canada Buildings252-264 Adelaide Street East
Toronto’s First Post Office Toronto's First Post Office is the oldest purpose-built post office in Toronto still standing and in operation. The building is a rare example of a post office that served as a department of the British . . . Map (db m217799) HM
83Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — Robert Gourlay1778-1863
Banished from Upper Canada in 1819 on false charges of sedition brought by the Family Compact. His writings had an impact on events leading to the 1837 rebellion. Robert Gourlay championed reforms ahead of his time. In Scotland — a vote for every . . . Map (db m217521) HM
84Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — St. James' Cathedral
York's first church was built here in 1803-07 with the aid of public subscriptions and a government grant. That frame building was enlarged in 1818-19 and replaced by a larger one in 1831. The first incumbent was the Rev. George Okill Stuart, who . . . Map (db m199499) HM
85Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — St. James Parking Garage
The St. James Parking Garage, which opened in 1925, was one of the first multi-level parking garages in Toronto. In the mid-1920s, increased demand for parking led to the construction of several parking garages in Toronto’s downtown core. . . . Map (db m217857) HM
86Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — The Bank of Upper Canada Building / L'édifice de la Banque du Haut-Canada
[English] Chartered in 1821, the Bank of Upper Canada, was until its demise in 1866, one of British North America's leading banks. It played a significant role in the development of Upper Canada — supplying currency, protecting . . . Map (db m199444) HM
87Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — The Cathedral Church of St. James
In 1796 the first Anglican priest arrived from England to minister to the citizens of York. The following year the province set aside this piece of land for the building of a church. The present cathedral, the fourth church erected on this site, . . . Map (db m217444) HM
88Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — The Daniel Brooke Building
This building was first constructed in 1833 for owner Daniel Brooke, a prominent merchant in the Town of York. It was substantially rebuilt between 1848-1849 prior to the Great Fire of April 1849 which started in a nearby stable. While much of the . . . Map (db m217196) HM
89Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — York Council Chambers1907-1950
The township of York held council meetings above this branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 1907 to 1950. This plaque commemorates the 180th anniversary of the founding of the township. This plaque was installed December . . . Map (db m217195) HM
90Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — York Mechanics' Institute1830-1882
[English] The Mechanics' Institute movement began in Britain and soon spread to North America. Its aim was to teach workers the applied technology behind new methods of manufacture and craftsmanship introduced during the Industrial . . . Map (db m199995) HM
91Ontario, Toronto, Old Town — York Post Office / Le Bureau de Poste de York
[English] Originally all post offices in Upper Canada were owned by the postmasters in charge, who were imperial appointments. This building was constructed for postmaster James Scott Howard during 1833-1835 and functioned as the . . . Map (db m208172) HM
92Ontario, Toronto, Riverside — Toronto's first professional stadium: Sunlight Park 1886 - 1896
"Sunlight Park" was constructed in 1886 as the Toronto Baseball Grounds. The smell of baked potatoes and cigars greeted fans filing in to the park through an avenue of workers' cottages called "Baseball Place". The stands, four storeys high and . . . Map (db m64502) HM
93Ontario, Toronto, St. Lawrence — Mary Ann Shadd Cary — 1823 – 1893 —
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an anti-slavery activist, an advocate for the rights of women, and a pioneering woman newspaper editor and publisher. The daughter of a free African American shoemaker and abolitionist, Shadd began a life of teaching at age . . . Map (db m57756) HM
94Ontario, Toronto, University District — Charles Trick Currelly 1876-1957
Born in Exeter, Huron County, this renowned archaeologist, teacher and administrator was educated locally and in Toronto. Completing his studies at Victoria College, he received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1898 and his M.A. in 1901. . . . Map (db m83666) HM
95Ontario, Toronto, University District — Sir Daniel Wilson1816-1892
{in English:} A scholar of diverse interests and talents, Daniel Wilson was noted in Britain as the author and illustrator of studies of old Edinburgh and of Scottish prehistory. In 1853 he was appointed to the chair of history and . . . Map (db m37010) HM
96Ontario, Toronto, University District — The Macdonald-Mowat House1872
Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, purchased this house in 1876 and lived here 1876-78. It was built in 1872 in the French Second Empire style by Nathaniel Dickey, a Toronto iron founder. Macdonald owned the property until 1886 . . . Map (db m36978) HM
97Ontario, Toronto, University District — William Arthur Parks 1868-1936
The first Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Palaeontology, Parks was born in Hamilton and educated at the University of Toronto, from which he received a Doctorate in 1900. Initially known as an expert on "stromatoporoids", a unique group of . . . Map (db m83663) HM
98Ontario, Toronto, Ward's Island — The Royal Canadian Yacht Club
The province's first sailing association, the Toronto Boat Club, was formed in 1852 and two years later became the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Dedicated to the promotion of yachting and naval interests, it initiated competitions which stimulated . . . Map (db m37067) HM
99Ontario, Toronto, Wellington Place — Upper Canada College Centenary
From 1829 to 1891 the block bounded by King, Simcoe, Adelaide and John Streets, then known as Russell Square, was occupied by the buildings and grounds of Upper Canada College. This tablet was placed here on September 13th, 1929, at the time of . . . Map (db m217334) HM
100Ontario, Toronto, Yonge-Bay Corridor — University Avenue Armouries
ON THIS SITE STOOD the UNIVERSITY AVENUE ARMOURIES, the home of famous Toronto Regiments of the Canadian Army and the centre of Militia activities in Toronto from 1891 until it was demolished in 1963. A spacious riding school and gun park, erected . . . Map (db m217194) HM

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