A Model City

This scale model of Toronto in 1837 is located in the Town of York Historical Society’s museum at Toronto’s First Post Office, and has been a major point of interest for thousands of museum visitors since it was unveiled on October 28, 1992.
We remain grateful to the many individuals who helped finance the model by purchasing individual properties, and to the various young people who researched and described the major features of the nascent city of Toronto. Their work brings early Toronto to vivid life and adds immeasurably to understanding today's neighbourhood.
Explore Toronto in 1837 by clicking on each number below:

1. Freeland’s Soap and Candle Factory 19. Irish Town 36. Campbell House
2. Customs House 20. Upper Canada Central School 37. The Ridout Home
3. The Coffin Block 21. Home District Grammar School 38. The Arnold House
4. The Ontario House Hotel 22. Baptist Chapel 39. The British Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
5. & 6. The Courthouse and the Jail 23. Joseph Cawthra’s House 40. Presbyterian Burial Ground
7. Jesse Ketchum’s Tannery 24. Russell Abbey 41. Dr. Widmer's House
8. The Ketchum Family Home 25. The Crown Inn 42. The Ruins of the Second Parliament Buildings
9. The Sheldon, Dutcher and Company Foundry 26. William Proudfoot’s Wines and Spirits 43. Enoch Turner House and Brewery
10. The Methodist Church 27. First Bank of Upper Canada 44. Gooderham & Worts Mill and Distillery
11. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 28. St. George House 45. Berkeley House
12. The Engine House 29. Daniel Brooke Building 46. Maryville Lodge
13. The Fish Market 30. The Canada Company 47. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church
14. The City Hotel 31. York’s Third Post Office 48. McGill Cottage
15. The Market and Town Hall 32. Simon Washburn’s House 49. Hazelburn
16. The Farmer’s Storehouse Company 33. Bank of Upper Canada 50. Moss Park
17. St. James’ Church 34. Toronto’s First Post Office 51. The Shoreline
18. St. James’ Rectory 35. John Sleigh’s House 52. Taddle Creek