Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
York Post Office
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Plaque coordinates: 43.651758 -79.370792
Originally all post offices in Upper Canada were owned by the postmasters in charge, who were imperial appointments. This building was constructed for postmaster James Scott Howard during 1833-1835 and functioned as the town's post office until Howard's dismissal in 1837. A typical example of a small public building of the time, combining public offices with a private residence, it survives as a rare example of an early Canadian post office. In 1876, it was incorporated into the present block of buildings. The mansard roof is a later addition.
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