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April 18, 2007
Media Advisory: Virtual tour of Victorian Toronto
During an Open House at the City of Toronto Archives, visitors can take a virtual tour of Victorian Toronto from the 1850s and 1870s as Paul McGrath explores a set of archival photographs, considered to be the first taken of Toronto.

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: Open House, 1 to 4 p.m.; Presentations, 2 and 3 p.m.
Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.

Paul McGrath is a municipal historian, genealogist, and researcher. He is host of the History Channel’s Ancestors in the Attic and a Director of Friends of the Archives of Ontario.

Also see rare treasures from the Archives and view the exhibit, A Visual Legacy: The City of Toronto’s Use of Photography 1856-1997.

The annual meeting for members of the Friends of the Archives of Ontario will be held at 1 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 416-397-0778.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Karen Teeple, Manager, Archival Services, Records and Information Management, City Clerk’s Office, 416-397-7393



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