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Toronto Railway Company

Private company part of the Mackenzie and Mann Canadian Northern empire incorporated to acquire and extend city owned street car lines for a 30 year period from September 1,1891 to August 31,1921 following which the city took back the lines merging them with the city's Toronto Civic Railways creating the Toronto Transportation Commission.

At the time of the TRC takeover September 1, 1891 there were 18 routes, 68 miles and 252 wooden horse-drawn cars.

The first electric cars were run on August 15, 1892, and horsecars were last operated on August 31, 1894.

Street Railway Depot. Yorkville Town Hall.
Note the advertising sign for Elias Rogers on roof of car.

Ceramic wall plaque. Original size 6" x 4 1/4" Made by Headford Ceramics.
Collection of R.L.Kennedy

TRC 445 to Riverdale Park. Sign on side: Winchester-Yonge-Union_Station.

Map 1890

The latest thing in late 19th Century travel!

No. 364 one of 75 cars 18 feet long built by the company, this one in early 1894.
Roof sign at front says KING ST. and sign on roof next to pole LEE AVENUE


Carlton car shown on old hand-coloured post card with "Greatings from Toronto" message.
Toronto Public Library Riverdale Branch 360 Broadview Ave. built 1910.

TTC 4124 in a recent scene. Note the two small "one person" structures! February 2018.


Expanded over the years it still stands proudly. February 2018 Eric Kwan

Toronto and Mimico Electric Railway

Inc. November 1890
Acquired July 5, 1893

Acquisition of the Toronto and Mimico Electric Ry. allowed MacKenzie's Toronto Railway
to extend its operation westward from Sunnyside to Mimico, New Toronto and Long Branch.
Port Credit was reached December 24, 1905. Radial style operation was to extend beyond Port Credit
to Clarkson and Oakville with the intention of meeting up with the Hamilton Radial Electric Ry.
that eventually operated eastward from Hamilton/Burlington to Oakville.
Toronto & Mimico would regauge its tracks to standard (4' 8 1/2").
Both roads were to have running rights over the other railway in order to provide through service.
The gap between Port Credit, Clarkson and Oakville was never closed.

Hydro-Electric Rys.
tables inc. Mimico Division

TMER Humber & Lake Shore original doubledeck open car. Likely opening day July 16, 1892.
Baldwin Collection

TMER 10 Lake Shore original double deck open car. 1893 Baldwin Collection

Double truck open cars 1 and 3 (built 1896 seat 90) along Lake Shore Rd,
Sunnyside near Indian Rd. Summer 1896 Alfred Pearson.
Sacred Heart Orphanage appears in the background.

Toronto and Scarboro' Electric Railway, Light and Power Co.


Canadian Machinery and Metalworking January 1910



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