Post Card: "A Few of the Working Staff at the Walker House Farm, Oakville & Toronto, Ont."
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Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Postcards
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.
Notes
The back of the post card is not reproduced here.
Inscriptions
Front of Postcard: A few of the working staff at the Walker House Farm, Oakville & Toronto, Ont.
On the Fence: Walker House Toronto's Famous Hotels Farm Walker House Annex
On the Barn: The Farm of the House of Plenty ; Our Table is the Foundation of Our Enormous Business.
Back of Post Card: Post Card ; Published by Advertising Dept., Walker House ; From the House of Plenty ; Walker House Toronto Canada
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
David Walker.
Local identifier
TTOIRMW0048
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4526958430598 Longitude: -79.6559477061463
Copyright Statement
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Recommended Citation
Post Card: "A Few of the Working Staff at the Walker House Farm, Oakville & Toronto, Ont."
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
Website:

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: "A Few of the Working Staff at 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.