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Town of York HS Online Speaker Series: The Royal Mail From York
June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About this Event
It is difficult for our 21st century selves to contemplate a time when handwriting was the only means of sending a thought any distance. When Toronto incorporated as a City in 1834, it was already a bustling capital of just over 9000 inhabitants, most of whom were recent immigrants, having left family and friends across borders and oceans. But the new city was remote, and isolated. And if these residents wanted to communicate farther than shouting distance, there was only one way – by putting it in writing.
This illustrated presentation will highlight the history of the postal service in the Town of York and the importance of the Royal Mail in the early city of Toronto.
How to Attend
This is a virtual event.
Registration is required as space is limited. Details on how to join the lecture will be emailed to participants upon their registration. Participants can attend via computer, tablet, smartphone or dial-in via phone.