|Residence of Sir Richard Bonnycastle in 1840. Front & Peter, SW corner|
Based on an 1890 sketch by Owen Staples. Image courtesy TPL: JRR562
Working with Lieut.-Governor Sir John Colborne, Bonnycastle laid out for sale and development the Military Reserve east of Garrison Creek, and proposed that the bank along the lake west of Brock [Spadina] St. be set aside as a public promenade. The latter was intended to continue the 30-acre Walks & Gardens Trust of 1818 across the front of York. Bonnycastle moved to Kingston in 1837 and was knighted for his skillful organization of its defense during the 1837-38 rebellion.
1833 Bonnycastle: No.2 Plan of Comparison [. . . ] - ‘Pier now erecting by the Provincial Government’
1851 Gordon: Toronto Plan to Accompany the Returns called for by Board’s Order
1852 Howard: Sketch of a Design for Laying out the North Shore of the Toronto Harbour in Pleasure Drives Walks and Shrubbery for the Recreation of the Citizens
1855 Gordon: Sketch of the Old Fort showing in yellow the ground taken and filled by the Grand Trunk Railway Company . . . complained of by Doctor Hallowell
1859: Plan showing the line of the Grand Trunk Railway in the City of Toronto [Wharves]
1862 Turner: Sketch of Toronto Harbour showing the Entrance Channels, soundings position of the Batteries etc.
1872 Moberly: Plan Showing the Present and Proposed Docks at Toronto
1912 Olmsted/Toronto Harbor Commissioners Engineering Department: Waterfront Development [Detail]
1940 Tvedte: Camp Little Norway
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