From Flickr: “Original plan of the Toronto Purchase from the Indians, 1787-1805.” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 29, 2015 Uncategorized

This weekend in history: This map shows the original area covered by the Toronto Purchase (September 23, 1787). In 1911, when this map was made, Toronto covered only 10,477 of the 250,808 acres the government purchased from First Nations people for $9,500. The original belongs to the J. Ross Robertson Collection of maps, in the Toronto Reference Library.

Creator: Unknown
Date: 1911
Identifier: MsX.1918.1.6
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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