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Descriptive Catalogue of the Provincial Exhibition, at Toronto, September 1858; With an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the City of Toronto and a Digest of the Proceedings of the Agricultural Association Since Its Formation, with a Large Amount of OT (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Descriptive Catalogue of the Provincial Exhibition, at Toronto, September 1858; With an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of...
Descriptive Catalogue of the Provincial Exhibition, at Toronto, September 1858; With an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of...

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Descriptive Catalogue of the Provincial Exhibition, at Toronto, September 1858; With an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the City of Toronto and a Digest of the Proceedings of the Agricultural Association Since Its Formation, with a Large Amount of OT (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...it ceased to be the seat of Government, Kingston on the consummation of the Union becoming the temporary capital of United Canada, but the prosperity of the City was now too stable to be affected by the withdrawal of the Governor and the Government officials, and in 1842 the population was found to number 15,336. In 1848 it had risen to 23,503. In 1849, on the adoption of the system of alternate Parliaments, Toronto again became the seat of Government. In 1851 the Government removed to Quebec, but in October 1855, returned to Toronto, where it has since remained. In January, 1852, when the last Provincial census was taken, the population of Toronto had increased to 30,763, and in July, 1856, by a special census it was found to have increased to 41,760. If a similar rate of increase has been preserved, the number now, in September, 1858, cannot be short of 50,000. Having thus sketched as fully as our limits will permit the history of Toronto, and its growth from small beginnings to its present position, it remains to give a brief description of the city as it now is, with notices of the principal buildings, charitable and other institutions, etc. In the situation of Toronto, with the exception of the beautiful bay in front of the City, and the hilly grounds on the West of the Don, there is nothing of the picturesque. Aa we have said, it owes the progress it has made, almost entirely to its advantageous commercial position, which was the chief circumstance that originally weighed with Governor Simcoe, in selecting this as a site for the capital of Upper Canada. The city is built on a slope, rising with a very slight inclination from the Bay, sufficient to secure its salubrity, and to admit of a complete system of sewerage, but not enough to allow its architec...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Provincial Exhibition
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-36770-6
Barcode: 9781130367706
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-130-36770-3

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