1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Public Offices

The Capital City of Western Canada, is situated on a fine bay of Lake Ontario, in the Township and County of York; the City is an electoral district, returning tow members to the Provincial Parliament, and the Courts of Law for the County are held here. Toronto possesses many natural advantages for trade, which will be greatly increased when the projected railroad lines, of which she will be the centre, are completed, distance from Kingston, 165 miles, usual stage fare, 45s, usual steamboat fare, 20s, distant from Hamilton, 45 miles usual stage fare 7s 6d, usual steamboat fare, 7s 6d. Population, including the troops usually in garrison, estimated at 30,000. In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. City Council His Worship John G. Bowes, mayor. St. George’s Ward Aldermen, Wakefield and Thompson; Councillors, Ashfield and Wright. St. Andrew’s Ward Aldermen, Ridout and Cameron; Councillors, Ritchey and Carr. St. Patrick’s Ward Aldermen, Robinson and Sheard; Councillors, Brigg and Dunn. St. James’ Ward Aldermen, Bowes and Whittemore; Councilors, Hayes and Price. St. David’s Ward Aldermen, Dempsey and Kneeshaw; Councilors, McLean and Beatty. St. Lawrence Ward Aldermen, R. Beard and T. G. Beard; Councillors, Smith and Patt. Officers Of The Corporation George Duggan, jun., recorder John King, M. D. George Duggan, senior, coroners A. T. McCord, chamberlain John Boyd, assistant chamberlain Charles...

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