Thursday, December 20, 2012

Exploring early Toronto online


Take an interest in early Toronto or in interactive historical mapping?

Wendy Smith invites visitors to a work in progress, the Toronto Park Lot Project, "an online interactive mapping project exploring the history of the earliest days of the Town of York, founded 1793 by John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada."

Park Lots were large chunks of real estate in what is now central Toronto, parcelled out to favoured individuals who it was hoped would become the landed gentry of the new community.  Now Smith's interactive map explores everything that happened thereafter.