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Inside the Museums: Toronto's Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized Objects

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A portrait of William Lyon Mackenzie stares down at passengers from a mural on the wall of the Queen Street subway station, his face as round and orange as a wheel of cheese. He served as Toronto's first mayor, led the 1837 Rebellion of Upper Canada, and was grandfather to William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth prime minister, whose own orange-pink face graces the Canadian $50 bill. Three blocks from the station, Mackenzie died in the upstairs bedroom of a house now open as a heritage museum, part of a network of historic homes and other buildings from early Toronto. Inside the Museums tells their stories. We learn how James Scott Howard lost his job as Toronto's first postmaster, why John G. Howard, who deeded High Park to the city, was so anxious to be remembered, why Eliza Gibson risked her life to save a clock, and why Spadina House has always been tinged by the original owners' unhappy relationship. 

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Illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. For the first time, it showcases the scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single community.

Synopsis:

A portrait of William Lyon Mackenzie stares from a mural at Queen subway station, his face as round and orange as a wheel of cheese. He served as Toronto's first mayor, led the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, and was grandfather to William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth prime minister, whose own orange-pink visage graces the Canadian fifty-dollar bill. Three blocks from the station, Mackenzie died in the upstairs bedroom of a house now open as a heritage museum, part of a network of such homes and sites from early Toronto. Inside the Museums tells their stories. It explains why Eliza Gibson risked her life to save a clock, reveals the appalling instructions that Robert Baldwin left in his will, and examines how the career of postmaster James Scott Howard shattered on the most baseless of innuendos at one of the most highly charged moments in the city's history.

About the Author

John Goddard is an author, magazine writer and former Toronto Star reporter with a specialty in exploring little-known Ontario wonders. His books include Rock and Roll Toronto, with pop critic Richard Crouse, a cheeky guide to the city's rock-and-roll historic sites. He lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Preface

1.   Mackenzie House

2.   Campbell House

3.   Gibson House

4.   Torontos First Post Office

5.   The Grange (at the Art Gallery of Ontario)

6.   The Market Gallery (Torontos First City Hall)

7.   Colborne Lodge (High Park)

8.   T. Montgomerys Inn (Etobicoke)

9.    Spadina House

10.  Fort York National Historic Site

11.  Todmorden Mills, Scarborough Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Evergreen Brickworks, Distillery District.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459723757
Author:
Goddard, John
Publisher:
Dundurn Group
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
World History-Canada
Subject:
HISTORY / Social History
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
HISTORY / North America
Subject:
History - Canada - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. For the first time, it showcases the scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single community.
"Synopsis" by , A portrait of William Lyon Mackenzie stares from a mural at Queen subway station, his face as round and orange as a wheel of cheese. He served as Toronto's first mayor, led the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, and was grandfather to William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth prime minister, whose own orange-pink visage graces the Canadian fifty-dollar bill. Three blocks from the station, Mackenzie died in the upstairs bedroom of a house now open as a heritage museum, part of a network of such homes and sites from early Toronto. Inside the Museums tells their stories. It explains why Eliza Gibson risked her life to save a clock, reveals the appalling instructions that Robert Baldwin left in his will, and examines how the career of postmaster James Scott Howard shattered on the most baseless of innuendos at one of the most highly charged moments in the city's history.
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