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Chromolithograph of City of Toronto 1883

Chromolithograph of City of Toronto 1883

Chromolithograph print of the City of Toronto, showing Toronto and the surrounding countryside from the West Toronto Junction on the left of the image to East Toronto on the right, and north to Bloor Street at the top.

Toronto Harbour 1793

Toronto Harbour 1793

Toronto Harbour in 1793, looking west to the Queen's Ranger's Camp (located at what is now approximately the foot of Bathurst Street).

UpperCanadaTree

UpperCanadaTree

Toronto in Upper Canada. View in Toronto, 1837/Two blocks from the Market/looking west/Painted by James Hamilton.

Original Eaton's store, Ontario, Canada

Original Eaton's store, Ontario, Canada

A depiction of the original Eaton's store in Toronto, established by Timothy Eaton on the southwest corner of Yonge and Queen Streets.

Crystal Palace 1871

Crystal Palace 1871

Toronto's first Crystal Palace.

The Great Anti-Annexation demonstration in Parkdale. (As it was to have been) (Bengough cartoon 1888-11-03)

The Great Anti-Annexation demonstration in Parkdale. (As it was to hav...

A cartoon by Canadian cartoonist John Wilson Bengough about the annexation of Parkdale by Toronto, which had been voted on the week before. First published in Grip magazine on 11 November 1888.

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Duke of Gloucester (1807) (cropped)

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Duke of Gloucester (1807) (cr...

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock. Original caption: "Built 1812-1813, the 'Sir Isaac Brock' was burnt before completion to prevent her capture by the Americans in April 1813 Inscribed in p... More

House of Refuge Toronto 1860s

House of Refuge Toronto 1860s

The House of Refuge in Toronto in 1865. Established in 1860 as a home for "vagrants, the dissolute, and for idiots", the building became a smallpox hospital during an epidemic during the 1870s. Demolished in ... More

King and York Streets Toronto 1834

King and York Streets Toronto 1834

The intersection of King and York Streets, looking east along King Street. Toronto, Canada. The building on the southeast corner is the Chewett Building, designed by John Howard in 1833. When built, it was Tor... More

House of Refuge Toronto 1860s

House of Refuge Toronto 1860s

The House of Refuge in Toronto in 1865. Established in 1860 as a home for "vagrants, the dissolute, and for idiots", the building became a smallpox hospital during an epidemic during the 1870s. Demolished in ... More

Arrival of the American fleet prior to the capture of York (April 27, 1813)

Arrival of the American fleet prior to the capture of York (April 27, ...

Bird’s eye view of the arrival of the American fleet prior to the capture of York, 27 April 1813. The future site of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watercolour, tempera & pen & ink.

Parliament Buildings, Front Street (Toronto), 1841

Parliament Buildings, Front Street (Toronto), 1841

Sketch of the Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada on Front Street, Toronto, Canada.

CurlingonDonRiver, Ontario, Canada

CurlingonDonRiver, Ontario, Canada

Curling on the Don River, Toronto.label QS:Len,"Curling on the Don River, Toronto." label QS:Lfr,"Partie de curling sur la rivière Don, Toronto."

The Canadian horticulturist (monthly), 1892 (20520759342)

The Canadian horticulturist (monthly), 1892 (20520759342)

Title: The Canadian horticulturist (monthly), 1892 Identifier: canadianhorticu15stcauoft (find matches) Year: [1] (s) Authors: Subjects: Gardening; Canadian periodicals Publisher: St. Catharines, E. S. Leave... More

Toronto, Canada West in 1854

Toronto, Canada West in 1854

Toronto in 1854. Visible are the docks in the harbour, and the main thoroughfare is Front Street.

UniversityCollegeUofT 1800s

UniversityCollegeUofT 1800s

Public domain image of a historic building, 16th, 17th, 18th century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

GooderhamAndWorts1800s

GooderhamAndWorts1800s

Gooderham and Worts Ltd., Toronto Canada, Canadian Rye Whiskey

George Agnew Reid - Women Operators (CWM 19710261-0551)

George Agnew Reid - Women Operators (CWM 19710261-0551)

Public domain image of an industrial building, factory, structure, works, 19th-20th century industrial revolution, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Todmorden Mills Toronto

Todmorden Mills Toronto

Watercolour of Todmorden Mills, located in the Don River valley in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Todmorden Mills is now a complex of historic buildings serving as a museum and arts centre -- the buildings were res... More

FortYork1804

FortYork1804

Fort York, Toronto, Canada. Stretton's watercolour depicts the garrison at the mouth of Garrison Creek, with several Mississaugas in the foreground. The garrison at this time was a collection of small wood bui... More

View looking northeast across Helliwell's wharf to rear of City Hall, Toronto, 1849

View looking northeast across Helliwell's wharf to rear of City Hall, ...

View looking northeast across Helliwell's wharf to rear of City Hall, Toronto.

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock. Original caption: "Built 1812-1813, the 'Sir Isaac Brock' was burnt before completion to prevent her capture by the Americans in April 1813 Inscribed in p... More

Toronto Rolling Mills

Toronto Rolling Mills

Painting of the Toronto Rolling Mills, an iron rails factory founded in 1857 by a group of businessmen led by railway magnate Sir Casimir Gzowski. At that time, it was the largest iron mill in Canada and the la... More

Wharf at the New Barracks, Toronto

Wharf at the New Barracks, Toronto

Wharf at the New Barracks, Toronto.Français : Quai à la nouvelle caserne, Toronto.

Gibraltar - Toronto Harbour, 1828

Gibraltar - Toronto Harbour, 1828

Toronto Harbour Public domain photograph of ship docs, shipyard, harbor, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

First Crystal Palace Toronto

First Crystal Palace Toronto

Toronto's first Crystal Palace.

Rossin House Hotel, Ontario, Canada

Rossin House Hotel, Ontario, Canada

Title: A hand-coloured print of Rossin House, a Toronto Hotel Digital Image Number: I0006713.jpg Date: 1870 Place: Toronto (Ont.) Source: Archives of Ontario

St. James, Ontario, Canada

St. James, Ontario, Canada

St. James Cathedral; watercolour persective, looking north. Toronto, Canada.

KingstonRd1830, Ontario, Canada

KingstonRd1830, Ontario, Canada

A painting of Kingston Road east of Toronto/York in the 1830s

Gooderham & Worts, 1840s oil painting

Gooderham & Worts, 1840s oil painting

An 1840s oil painting of Gooderham & Worts in the Harbour/St. Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto.

North side of King Street from Toronto to Church Streets

North side of King Street from Toronto to Church Streets

North side of King Street East, from Toronto to Church Streets. Toronto, Canada.

First Crystal Palace Toronto

First Crystal Palace Toronto

Toronto's first Crystal Palace.

York from Gibraltar Point

York from Gibraltar Point

York (Toronto) from Gibraltar Point.Français : York (Toronto) depuis la pointe Gibraltar.

Swords Hotel, Front Street, Toronto, Ontario

Swords Hotel, Front Street, Toronto, Ontario

Swords Hotel, Front Street, Toronto, Ontario Public domain photograph of a hotel building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Jail and courthouse, York, Upper Canada, 1829

Jail and courthouse, York, Upper Canada, 1829

Jail and courthouse, York, Upper Canada, 1829. Original caption: "Jail and courthouse, York, Upper Canada, 1829. James Pattison Cockburn (courtesy Royal Ontario Musuem)."

Toronto Magnetic Observatory in 1852 by William Armstrong

Toronto Magnetic Observatory in 1852 by William Armstrong

Painting of the original Toronto Magnetic and Meteorologic Observatory. Originally uploaded to English Wikipedia by Maury Markowitz on 28 August 2007

Canada Company Office 1834

Canada Company Office 1834

The offices of the Canada Company on the east side of Frederick Street between King and Front. The Canada Company purchased a million hectares of land from the Crown to resell or lease to settlers beginning in... More

Winter scene on Toronto Bay

Winter scene on Toronto Bay

Winter scene on Toronto Bay, looking from Taylor's Wharf looking east towards Gooderham & Worts' windmill.

CurlinginHighPark, Ontario, Canada

CurlinginHighPark, Ontario, Canada

Curling in High Park, Toronto.label QS:Len,"Curling in High Park, Toronto." label QS:Lfr,"Partie de curling au parc High, Toronto."

Proposed guild hall building, Toronto, 1834

Proposed guild hall building, Toronto, 1834

Proposed guild hall for King Street East, north side, between Toronto & Church Streets

Davenport Station 1863

Davenport Station 1863

Watercolour derived from a line drawing published in The Canadian Illustrated News in 1863. Built in 1853 as a passenger station for the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway (later Northern Railway), the first ra... More

Present Parliament Buildings

Present Parliament Buildings

The Parliament Buildings on Front Street, Toronto, Canada. In 1870, these buildings were used for the Ontario Legislative Assembly until the Ontario Legislative Building at Queens Park was opened in 1893.

Toronto summer of 1851

Toronto summer of 1851

Watercolour view of Toronto, looking west from the Gooderham & Worts' mill on Trinity Street to Fort York on the far left of the image.

York 1803

York 1803

Town of York (now Toronto), looking east along Palace Street (now Front Street East), from today's Jarvis Street at left, to the town's blockhouse, with flag, at right. Arthur Cox painted this view of York from... More

La baie et l'île de Toronto

La baie et l'île de Toronto

Toronto Bay and Island.Français : La baie et l'île de Toronto.

Toronto ou York capitale du Haut Canada août 1829

Toronto ou York capitale du Haut Canada août 1829

York, capital of Upper Canada, showing Court House and Jail, August 1829 - watercolour over pen and ink on woven paper. The city was renamed Toronto in 1834.Français : York, capitale du Haut-Canada, août 1829 -... More

TorontofromNorthEast

TorontofromNorthEast

Toronto viewed from the north east

Arrival of the American fleet prior to the capture of York (April 27, 1813)

Arrival of the American fleet prior to the capture of York (April 27, ...

Bird’s eye view of the arrival of the American fleet prior to the capture of York, 27 April 1813. The future site of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watercolour, tempera & pen & ink.

Dominion Illustrated University Fire

Dominion Illustrated University Fire

Illustration from Dominion Illustrated of the fire at University College, Toronto, Canada.

Front Street West, looking west from Yonge Street

Front Street West, looking west from Yonge Street

Front Street West, looking west from Yonge Street. Toronto, Canada. Canadian Illustrated News.

The Don Brewery in 1877

The Don Brewery in 1877

The Don Brewery in 1877

York, Upper Canada, from Gibraltar Point, drawn by James Gray, in 1828

York, Upper Canada, from Gibraltar Point, drawn by James Gray, in 1828

Original caption: "York, Upper Canada, from Gibraltar Point, drawn by James Gray, in 1828."

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock. Original caption: "Built 1812-1813, the 'Sir Isaac Brock' was burnt before completion to prevent her capture by the Americans in April 1813 Inscribed in p... More

L'arrivée du prince Arthur à la cérémonie d'ouverture des travaux de construction du chemin de fer Toronto, Grey & Bruce, à Weston

L'arrivée du prince Arthur à la cérémonie d'ouverture des travaux de c...

Prince Arthur Arriving for the Ceremony of Turning the First Sod of the Toronto Grey and Bruce Railway, Weston.Français : L'arrivée du prince Arthur à la cérémonie d'ouverture des travaux de construction du che... More

Chromolithograph of City of Toronto 1883

Chromolithograph of City of Toronto 1883

Chromolithograph print of the City of Toronto, showing Toronto and the surrounding countryside from the West Toronto Junction on the left of the image to East Toronto on the right, and north to Bloor Street at the top.

Great Western Railway Station Toronto

Great Western Railway Station Toronto

Great Western Railway Station, Toronto, Canada. Français : Gare du "Great Western Railway", Toronto, Canada.

Looking south from Colborne Lodge 1870

Looking south from Colborne Lodge 1870

Looking south at Lake Ontario from Colborne Lodge. Toronto, Canada.

Montgomery's Tavern

Montgomery's Tavern

The Battle of Montgomery's Tavern in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto's first Union Station

Toronto's first Union Station

A view of Toronto's first Union Station in 1859. Built in 1858 at the foot of York Street and overlooking the harbour, the station was demolished in 1871 when it could no longer handle the growing volume of tr... More

York Harbour, looking west from the mouth of the Don River, c. 1793

York Harbour, looking west from the mouth of the Don River, c. 1793

Elizabeth Simcoe accompanied her husband to Canada, and her diary and watercolours are an invaluable descriptive record of the first years of the Town of York. The picture of Toronto harbour in 1793, is a rare ... More

Toronto, Canada West

Toronto, Canada West

Toronto, Canada West. This panorama extends across Toronto from the Provincial Asylum's dome on the left to Ashbridge's Bay on the right.Français : Toronto, Ouest du Canada. Print after a painting by William Armstrong

Rosedale in 1882, Ontario, Canada

Rosedale in 1882, Ontario, Canada

Rosedale in Toronto, Canada.

Third Parliament Buildings 1834

Third Parliament Buildings 1834

The parliament buildings of Upper Canada, designed by Thomas Rogers and constructed between 1829 and 1832, stood at Front and Simcoe streets. York/Toronto, Canada.

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Duke of Gloucester (1807) (cropped)

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Duke of Gloucester (1807) (cr...

A watercolour of the construction of HMS Isaac Brock. Original caption: "Built 1812-1813, the 'Sir Isaac Brock' was burnt before completion to prevent her capture by the Americans in April 1813 Inscribed in p... More

Government House by Staples

Government House by Staples

Government House, Toronto, Canada.

Fort and Pier, Toronto

Fort and Pier, Toronto

Fort and Pier, Toronto.Français : Fort et quai, Toronto.

York 1804 Hale

York 1804 Hale

Front Street, York, Upper Canada - 1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour, pen and ink over pencil with ink.Français : Rue Front, York, Haut-Canada - 1 aquarelle : aquarelle, plume et encre sur crayon avec bor... More

Watercolour painting of Toronto in 1849

Watercolour painting of Toronto in 1849

Watercolour painting of Toronto in 1849 Public domain photograph of 19th-century English painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description