Canada In The Twentieth Century

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byArthur Granville Bradley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...is not only the social, commercial, and political capital of Upper Canada, but is an entire class ahead and many times the size of Hamilton, London, or Kingston. Its situation in a sheltered bay at the north-western end of Lake Ontario is in every way superb, both for its shipping trade, its importance as a railway centre, and its nearness to all the fattest land of the province, and, combined with other causes, makes it the most popular place of residence in Canada for those who, in this respect, are in a position to please themselves. Montreal, though a larger city, is divided between two races, who, as we have seen, mix with each other scarcely at all. Toronto is entirely British. Regarding it as an Anglo-Saxon community it is in some respects, as is inevitable, very American, in others more English than England herself. There is certainly no city in North America where an educated Englishman could reside more pleasantly. What can one find to say about the physical properties of one of these large modern towns across the Atlantic? They have so often been described, from the huge tree-like poles by the sidewalks that carry the innumerable telegraph and telephone wires through the busy quarters to the leafy avenues of the suburbs. Of course, Toronto is laid out in parallelograms, the chief and busiest streets, such as King and Queen, running parallel with the lake shore--the others crossing them and trending up C. P that long, very gentle slope, whose shadows Tom Moore's vivid fancy has described as falling on Ontario's bed. Yonge Street is the most celebrated by far of these lateral arteries, not so much on account of its business as from the fact of its retaining its name for thirty or forty miles out into the country, a survival of old...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...is not only the social, commercial, and political capital of Upper Canada, but is an entire class ahead and many times ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217454690

ISBN - 13:9780217454698

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