Post Card: "Buildings of the Walker House Farm Oakville & Toronto Ont."
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Description
According to the 1885 book, History of Toronto and County of York by Charles Pelham Mulvany, Graeme Mercer Adam and Christopher Blackett Robinson, the Walker House Hotel was on the southwest corner of Front and York Streets, Toronto, Ontario. It was built in 1873 to be very convenient for train travellers using Union Station. Named after its owner and manager, David Walker, this hotel was enlarged several times and in 1878 had 125 rooms. It was one of the upscale Toronto hotels that was nationally and internationally known. It was demolished in 1976.

This is one in a series of postcards made of the farm which supplied the Hotel kitchens. The Trafalgar Township Historical Society has posted 6 of the postcards. Click on the "Groups of Related Records" link to pull up the series.

The long wall with its bold advertising of the farm and further large bold lettering on the side of the barn, which isn't legible in this particular photograph, increased the fame of the hotel.



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Inscriptions
Front of Post Card: Buildings of The Walker House Farm Oakville & Toronto Ont.

Wall: Walker House Toronto's Famous Hotels Farm Walker House Annex.

Back of Post Card: This Space for Correspondence Only ; This Space for Address only ; Postage Canada - 1c. U.S. - - 1c. Foreign - 2c.
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
James Walker.
Local identifier
TTRMW000389
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.452540072511 Longitude: -79.6551323146057
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Recommended Citation
Post Card: "Buildings of the Walker House Farm Oakville & Toronto Ont."
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Post Card: "Buildings of the Walker House Farm Oakville & Toronto Ont."


According to the 1885 book, History of Toronto and County of York by Charles Pelham Mulvany, Graeme Mercer Adam and Christopher Blackett Robinson, the Walker House Hotel was on the southwest corner of Front and York Streets, Toronto, Ontario. It was built in 1873 to be very convenient for train travellers using Union Station. Named after its owner and manager, David Walker, this hotel was enlarged several times and in 1878 had 125 rooms. It was one of the upscale Toronto hotels that was nationally and internationally known. It was demolished in 1976.

This is one in a series of postcards made of the farm which supplied the Hotel kitchens. The Trafalgar Township Historical Society has posted 6 of the postcards. Click on the "Groups of Related Records" link to pull up the series.

The long wall with its bold advertising of the farm and further large bold lettering on the side of the barn, which isn't legible in this particular photograph, increased the fame of the hotel.