City of Toronto : compiled from surveys made to the present date


City of Toronto

Item Information

Title:
City of Toronto : compiled from surveys made to the present date
Description:
Toronto, Canada's largest urban center and the capital of Ontario Province, was founded in 1791 by British Loyalists. Originally named York, the settlement was renamed Toronto in 1834 with the granting of a city charter. The city's rectangular grid pattern of streets, which was used for most United States and Canadian cities laid out in the 19th century, is depicted on this 1873 map which was published to accompany a city directory. Representative of late 19th-century urban maps, it shows the individual streets and street names, as well as the city's wards, public parks, and prominent buildings including the parliament buildings, colleges, schools, hospitals, churches, and asylums. Particularly evident are the railroads, which feed into the central business district and terminate at a number of wharves protruding into the harbor, providing evidence of the city's commercial and transportation functions.
Creator:
Copp Clark Company
Name on Item:
lithographed, printed and published by Copp, Clark & Co.
Date:
1873
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Roads--Ontario--Toronto--Maps
Toronto (Ont.)--Maps
Places:
CanadaOntario (province)Toronto
Publisher:
Toronto : Copp, Clark & Co.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Featured in the Faces & Places Exhibit, Kravis Center, Palm Beach, FL, since 2005. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map ; 51 x 74 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:9,600]
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000102
Call #:
G3464.T7P2 1873 .C6
Barcode:
39999052507819
Terms of Use:
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