Building in this area was slow; an addition to the map shows that an entire block was purchased in 1850 for the site of the Normal School. It is now the site of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. [now Ryerson University -N.]”
- Isobel Ganton & Joan Winearls, MAPPING TORONTO'S FIRST CENTURY 1787-1884
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Plan of Building Lots in the City of Toronto the Property of the Hon. Peter McGill. Surveyed September 1836 by Robert Lynn D.P. Surr [Sgd] Robert Lynn P.L.S.
Coloured manuscript; 1 inch to 100 feet
Image via Toronto Public Library: Howard Papers 917 [as this item is held by Special Collections, there’s no catalogue citation]
Sorry for the image quality. This item has not been scanned yet by the TPL, so I resorted to some on-site photography, to serve until that day it arrives at the front of the digitization queue and I can make a substitution. Better than nothing I hope!
Herewith some close-ups for inspection (click to expand):
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