1895 Print over 100 years old Toronto King Street (also available unframed)

£65.95

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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.201.

Entitled – Toronto. King Street, looking West. 

From a Photo by (Notman & Son, Montreal).

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Toronto. – The distance from Vancouver to Toronto is 2,770 miles, and the journey takes four days by the magnificent trains of the Canadian Pacific Railway, branching off at North Bay Junction.

The new-comer will be surprised to find here horses and electric trams, which traverse the principal streets and carry from 80,000 to 90,000 passengers daily.

This is the “Queen City,” the capital of Ontario, and the second city of Canada.

It lies on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in a large and sheltered bay between the rivers Don and Humber.

The city extends along the lake front for about eight miles, and its site slopes gradually upwards to an ancient lake -margin, three miles inland.

The streets are laid out at right angles to each other, and the buildings are generally substantial and often handsome.

The chief business streets are Yonge Street, Wellingtton Street, Front Street, and King Street, part of the latter being shown in our illustration; the former three of these thoroughfares run parallel with the lake front.

The present population of Toronto is about 190,000.

The section of King Street depicted here is practically the centre of the city; St. Jame’s Cathedral is situated in King Sreet, a little to the right of its junction with Yonge Street; it is a large, Early English building, with good stained-glass windows, and a spire 316ft. high, containing an elaborate clock and a chime of bells.

The seat of the Superior Courts of Ontario is called Osgoode Hall, a hugh building between Chestnut Street and College Avenue, which was erected at a cost of 300,000dols., and named after the first chief justice of Upper Canada. 

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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