Over Any Distance Imaginable : The Royal Mail From York - May 16th

May 12, 2012 | Andrew

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Join assistant curator Kate McCauley of Toronto’s First Post Office at the North York Central Library as she presents the history of the post office in Toronto from 1798 to 1851.

North York Central Library, Room 1
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
Wednesday May 16th, 2012, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • the arrival of the colonial Post Office
  • alternatives to the official Post
  • how the system worked
  • some of the personalities involved
  • problems faced by the Post Office and customers
  • how letters were written in the period
  • equipment, methods and examples of letter corresponding

Toronto Public Library owns a number of items related to Post Office history in Toronto including historical pictures.

The Canadiana Department holds a reference collection of Canadian genealogy, Ontario local history, North York history, and materials related to Canada. The Department also houses collections from these genealogical societies:

  • Ontario Genealogical Society
  • Jewish Genealogical Society (Toronto Branch)
  • Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • York Pioneer and Historical Society
  • Société franco-ontarienne d'histoire et de généalogie