1868 map. In the 1850's transit arrived in the form of railroads. The trains would generally stop anywhere until stations were built later. About 1870, subdivision and sale of lots, together with the rail lines... More
Fortifications of York, Upper Canada, when invaded in 1813. Original caption: "The locations of the Toronto blockhouse of 1813-14 'A' Gibraltar Point Blockhouse; 'B' Fort York, site of Blockhouse Nos 1 an... More
From William J. McAlpine and Kivas Tully, Report to the City of Toronto Council on the Proposed Water Supply by Gravitation, from the Oak Ridge Lakes and the Rivers Don and Rouge (Toronto: E.F. Clarke, 1887)
Humber Bay, showing Herne Hill, on the property that became the municipality of Swansea, Ontario, Grenadier Pond, and the future location of Toronto's High Park.
Plan of the proposed reclamation of Ashbridges Bay as suggested by Mr. Jas. Oborne superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
When the polluted marsh known as Ashbridges' March was filled with landfill, three sections were dredged instead for navigation. In the west the Keating Channel and the Turning Basin were dredged to a depth su... More
Town of York, Upper Canada, November 1813 Original caption: "Town of York, November 1813, from "Sketch of the Ground in Advance and including York, Upper Canada," by George Williams, Library and Archives Cana... More
Town of York, Surveyor General's Office, York, 14th July 1830. Original caption: "Town of York [Sgd] Surveyor Genls Office York 14th July 1830 Source: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Office of the Surv... More