Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Mapped: the Siege of Toronto
A friend showed me this map and I had to share - you know how I love maps, especially hand drawn ones.
I scanned this from 'Remembering The Don: A rare record of earlier times within the Don River' by Charles Sauriol, Consolidated Amythest Communications Inc., 1981 (you can read it online here). The "Troubles of December 1837" were part of the Upper Canada Rebellion. I love how most of present-day urban Toronto is simply labelled "The Bush" or "Woods". Do you ever picture the city streets as mere tracks through forest or marsh? The 'toll bar' at Bloor and Yonge is also interesting - imagine trying to block today's traffic at that intersection with a simple gate.