CURRENT EXHIBITS AT TORONTO'S FIRST POST OFFICE
Postgraphy, by Linda Ward-Selbie, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, April 21-May 31, 2017
Two new technological inventions, photography and the first postage stamp (the Penny Black), occurred within one year, 1839-40. Inexpensive, printed paper postage quickly caught on, as did sending messages with personal photos, tourist scenes, and illustrated images on penny postcards. Today, paper communication is fading while the mind-numbing glut of photographic images saturates. Photography, a passion for adventure, cultural documentation, and philatelic art continue to inform Ward Selbie’s artistic expression.
PERMANENT EXHIBITS AT TORONTO'S FIRST POST OFFICE
Royal Mail: Postal Service 1830-1840
Your primer on the Royal Mail period in Canada, including the basics of writing a letter, mail delivery, colonial control, and postage and payment.
Toronto 1837: A Model City
A topographic scale model of Toronto in 1837, featuring details and images of a number of buildings and landmarks in the early city.
The Neighbourhood of Duke & George
This illustrated exhibit recreates the vicinity of Toronto's first post office in 1834, when the town of York was incorporated as the city of Toronto.
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READ FIRST: The mission of the Town of York Historical Society is to create original and accessible programming, public events and broad-baed communication geared to all ages and cultures that will generate excitement and pride in Toronto and its place in the history of Canada. Exhibits at Toronto's First Post Office should reflect this mission.
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