Toronto's Railway Heritage
by Derek Boles (9780738565705)

Toronto's Railway Heritage
 

Derek Boles


Release Date: 16 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Category: Canada
ISBN: 9780738565705
ISBN-10: 0738565709



On May 16, 1853, the first passenger train steamed out of Toronto from a wooden depot that was located near the site of todayas Union Station. Over the next century, the railways had a profound impact on the geography and economic fortunes of Toronto and
helped transform it from a provincial town into the commercial centre of Canada. To the dismay of many, the railways also swallowed up prime real estate on Torontoas waterfront and isolated its citizens from Lake Ontario, the cityas most scenic asset. The struggle between the promoters of unfettered railway development and crusaders for public access to the waterfront culminated during the 1920s with the
building of the waterfront railway viaduct and Union Station. This magnificent Beaux-Arts railway terminal is the busiest transportation hub in Canada and is undergoing a $1.5 billion revitalization. Inside this book are over 200 rare images illustrating 80 years of Torontoas railway history.

AUD $33.95

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