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Opportunity Road: Yonge Street 1860-1939 F.R. Berchem

Opportunity Road: Yonge Street 1860-1939

F.R. Berchem

Published October 15th 1996
ISBN : 9781554882571
ebook
192 pages
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This important original work with stylish illustrations by the author/artist F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, promises to be a worthy sequel to his earlier book on Yonge Street, The Yonge Street Story 1793-1860 (now out of print).The fascinating story of YongeMoreThis important original work with stylish illustrations by the author/artist F.R. (Hamish) Berchem, promises to be a worthy sequel to his earlier book on Yonge Street, The Yonge Street Story 1793-1860 (now out of print).The fascinating story of Yonge Street has involved an endless array of memorable personalities including the young reporter Charles Dickens- publisher J. Ross Robertson- successful Scots merchants John MacDonald, John Catto, Robert Simpson and Irishman Timothy Eaton- coal and wood merchant Elias Rogers- Hessian officer Frederic, Baron de Hoen- theatre magnate Ambrose Small- and soldier, financier, philanthropist Major General Sir Henry Pellatt.This is also the story of some of the communities that dot the northward route of Yonge Street from Toronto - Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Aurora, Newmarket, Holland Landing, Bradford and Penetanguishene, the latter for many years the northern terminus of Yonge Street. Today, as Highway 11, the worlds longest street winds its way through Ontarios Near North to Rainy River, a remarkable tribute to the vision of Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe.