Virtual Exhibits

John Howard Watercolours

Arriving in 1832, John Howard was one of the first professional architects in Upper Canada, and consequently he made significant contributions to the creating both public and private infrastructure in Toronto. This web exhibits explores the life, art and civic contributions of John Howard through the [documentary] paintings he left behind. Click on one of the thumnails below to enlarge the image and read about it.


Portrait of John Howard

Portrait of John Howard, 1847 By Thomas H. Stevenson. City of Toronto Museums Collection, 1978.41.504


The Canada Company

The Canada Company Offices, City of Toronto Museums Collection, 1978.41.60


The British Coffee House in the Chewett Building

From the Corner of York Street, Looking East, Down King Street, Showing the British Coffee House and Chewett’s Buildings, Where the Rossin House Now Stands, City of Toronto Museums Collection, 1978.41.61


The Dejeuner at Upper Canada College

The Dejeuner at U. C. College at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Grecian Building in the Queen’s Park, The City of Toronto Museums Collection, 1978.41.95


The Architect’s Tomb

The North View of the Tomb Erected on the Reserved Portion of High Park, Toronto, By Mr. John G. Howard, Architect, in Memory of his Beloved Wife, and in Readiness for Himself.
The City of Toronto Museums Collection, 1978.41.36