From Flickr: “Semi-centennial celebration of the city of Toronto : the Mayor of Toronto requests the pleasure of …” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 1, 2015 Uncategorized

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TORONTO! The city of Toronto turns 180 today. While you can read and download a PDF of the original law on, it’s not as pretty as this invitation from the Mayor to the Semi-Centennial, held March 6, 1884. (The act of incorporation, called "An act to extend the limits of the Town of York; to erect the said Town into a City; and to incorporate it under the name of the City of Toronto", was passed
March 6, 1834.

Creator: Toronto (Ont.). Mayor (1883-1884 : Boswell)
Date: 1884
Identifier: 1884. Reception. VS
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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