Vintage Images from Toronto’s beginnings

The City of Toronto was incorporated on March 6th 1834. For this post, I have gathered a series of images from the years around its inception, as well as some photos from previous celebrations of its anniversary.

The first image, is a creative rendering of the City of Toronto in 1834 created for the centennial in 1934 by E.G.A. Foster.

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Imaginative rendering of the City of Toronto in 1834
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Third Parliament Buildings Front St. W., looking n.w. from Front & Simcoe Sts (1834)
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Toronto, 1834. Shewing the East End of Toronto, the Marsh, and Gooderham’s Windmill
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1834 Alpheus Todd Engraved Plan of the City of Toronto
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Toronto and Area in 1834

 

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Upper Canada College in 1835
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Taylor’s Wharf, by J.G. Howard, 1835
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Whitefield 1854
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Major Railway Connections 1867
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Toronto Firefighters c. 1878 and Design for Old City Hall 1889
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Toronto Incorporation plaque
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Toronto incorporation plaque – 100 Years
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Toronto 150th – Toronto Hydro Installation

Images from Toronto Public Library digital collection, and Toronto Archives.

 

 

 

Joel Levy
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