You can find on this page the Toronto old map to print and to download in PDF. The Toronto historical map and the vintage map of Toronto present the past and evolutions of the city of Toronto in Canada.
The Toronto old map shows evolutions of Toronto city. This historical map of Toronto will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Toronto in Canada. The Toronto ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Toronto history dates back to the late-18th century, when its historical land was first purchased by the British monarchy from the Mississaugas of the New Credit as its mentioned in Toronto historical map. The settlement was later established as the Town of York and proclaimed as the new capital of Upper Canada by its lieutenant-governor, John Graves Simcoe.
Early in the 1880s a prominent theatrical manager in New York, H.R. Jacob, and his Montreal partner, J.R. Sparrow, bought a roller-skating rink on the south side of Adelaide Street between Bay and Yonge streets and converted it into a historical theatre they named the Toronto Opera House as you can see in Toronto historical map. The historical place was also known as Jacob and Sparrow Opera House and it catered to patrons of lurid melodrama until it was purchased in 1889 by Ambrose Small and his partner E.D. Stair of Detroit, whoredid the interior and continued to offer lurid melodrama.
The 1960s was the decade in which Toronto music scene took shape. With twin focal points in Yorkville and along the Yonge Street strip, the city produced highly regarded folk, rock, and R&B-influenced sounds as its shown in Toronto historical map. Though many of the historical venues of Toronto from the decade are long gone, acts that developed their reputations in them, such as the Band and Gordon Lightfoot, became known around the globe.
The Toronto vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of Toronto city. This vintage map of Toronto with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of Toronto in Canada. The Toronto vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
When Europeans first arrived at the vintage site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Huron tribes, who by then had displaced the Iroquois tribes that had occupied the region for centuries before c. 1500 as its shown in Toronto vintage map. The vintage name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water".
The recent movement of vintage steam locomotive No. 6213 from the Exhibition Grounds to Roundhouse Park echoes one of the most important events in Toronto early railway history as its mentioned in Toronto vintage map. Construction on the Ontario, Simcoe & Huron, Toronto first railway, began in 1852. Since there was no locomotive factory in existence in Canada at the time, the OS&H ordered their first engine from the United States.
The roads of vintage Toronto were so bad that most people preferred horseback or walking rather than vehicular transportation. Settlers vehicles were usually homemade and crude; wheels were cut from the round trunks of huge oak trees. Later came the Conestoga wagons for carrying heavy loads (as much as 9 m long, drawn by 6-horse teams as you can see in Toronto vintage map) and then 4-wheeled buckboards.