Websites

A selection of websites related to railway and/or Toronto history.

Archives of Ontario
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca
A source of Toronto, Ontario and railway history, including a Visual Database.

British Columbia Archives
http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca
See the Visual Records Database for railway images.

Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet
http://www.usask.ca/archives/car/car.html
A comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives and associated resources on the Internet.

Canadian Pacific Railway Archives
http://www.cprheritage.com
Information about one of Canada's major railways.

Canadian Railroad Museum
http://www.exporail.org
An association dedicated to the preservation and distribution of information on Canadian railway heritage.

City of Toronto Archives
http://www.toronto.ca/archives/
A source of historical Toronto and railway information including an Image Database.

Images Canada
http://www.imagescanada.ca
A gateway of over 65,000 pictorial images from Canada's cultural institutions, including the Toronto Public Library.

Library and Archives Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
The National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada are now merged into Library and Archives Canada.

Mike's Railway History: The Way it was before 1935
http://mikes.railhistory.railfan.net/home.html
A worldwide source of railway information, including Canadian sites.

The Railways of Canada Archives
http://www.trainweb.org/canadianrailways/index.html
An informal group that gathers and circulates the history and development of Canadian railways.

Toronto Postcard Club
http://torontopostcardclub.com
An association devoted to the preservation and promotion of postcards.

Books

A selection of books about railways and Toronto history available in the collections of the Toronto Public Library.

Iron and Steam: A History of the Locomotive and Railway Car Builders of Toronto. Dana William Ashdown. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 1999.
A thorough study of Toronto factories that manufactured railway equipment from 1852 to 1918.

Landmarks of Toronto, 6 v. J. Ross Robertson. Toronto: J. Ross Robertson, 1894-1914.
A descriptive text with some illustrations about many buildings in the early city.

Lost Toronto. William Dendy. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1978.
An informative book with photographs about the Toronto that has vanished.

The Municipality of Toronto: A History, 3 v. J.E. Middleton. Toronto: Dominion Publishing Co., 1926.
A wealth of information about the city from its early days.

The Railways of Toronto: The First Hundred Years, v. 1 & 2. John Riddell. Calgary: R.B.M.N.A. 1991, 1994.
Two excellent books filled with photographs, maps and Toronto railway history.

The Rise of Toronto: 1850-1890. D.C. Masters. Toronto. University of Toronto Press, 1947.
An informative reference book.

Sisters in the Wilderness: The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Charlotte Gray. Toronto: Viking, 1999.
A very readable book about an extraordinary pioneer family in early Ontario.

Time Lord. Clark Blaise. Toronto: A.A. Knopf Canada, 2000.
An informative book about a remarkable man, Sir Sandford Fleming, who changed the way the world thought about time.

Toronto's Lost Villages. Ron Brown. Toronto: Polar Bear Press, 1997.
A fascinating book about parts of Toronto that have disappeared, including railway towns.

Toronto No Mean City, 2nd ed. Eric Arthur. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974.
An illustrated Toronto architectural reference book.

Toronto The Way it Was. Michael Kluckner. Toronto: Whitecap Books, 1988.
A general reference book about Toronto neighbourhoods which contains railway information.

Toronto Then & Now. Mike Filey. Ottawa: Magic Light Publishing, 2000.
Mike Filey's latest book about Toronto is filled with photographs and nuggets of Toronto information.

Toronto to 1918. J.M.S. Careless. Toronto: James Lorimer & Co. Publishers, 1984.
A seminal book about Toronto.

For listings and locations of Toronto Public Library's local history publications, see:
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/local-history-publications/