MP-0000.158.37 | Provincial parliament buildings, Toronto, ON, about 1923

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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Provincial parliament buildings, Toronto, ON, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
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"Toronto -- Provincial Parliament Buildings: Toronto (population 650,000), capital of Ontario and second largest city of Canada, is situated on Lake Ontario. Often called the "Queen City," it has immense manufacturing establishments and some of the largest commercial houses in the country. Its educational institutions are well known, as also are its beauty and commercial enterprise. Many of its people are of English and Scotch extraction, but the city is distinctively North American in the intensity of its activity and energy. "The most ambitious city in Canada" is often said of Toronto. Toronto is the centre of a large railway system radiating in all directions. Eastward it is connected with Montreal; westward, with London, Windsor, Detroit and Chicago; while northward a very important branch of the Canadian Pacific runs through Ontario and along the shores of Georgian Bay, connecting at Sudbury with the main line. We shall travel this line shortly. Through trains leave Toronto daily for Vancouver."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 3--The Province of Ontario; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.