Toronto’s First Post Office

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage

 

 

Toronto’s First Post Office (or Fourth York Post Office) is at 260 Adelaide Street East, and it continues to offer all the services,

as an authorised dealer of Canada Post.

 

It is also a museum now, and you can get a reproduction of the historic cancel, in red ink; just like it was in its early days, of the 1830’s.  

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

 

It still functions as a regular post office and it is hoped that its unique atmosphere, helps to bring in business, to maintain this small museum and heritage site

(the Georgian architecture of that era has been preserved).

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Real Estate Agent serving clients for the Toronto Downtown and Toronto Waterfront Area.

Residential and Investment Properties.

Rosalind Nicholas, ACCA,SRS,REALTOR®

e-mail:   Rnicholas@trebnet.com     Tel: 416 918 1972

RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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Comments (8)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Hmmm that is actually kind of cool. I hope it gets lots of donations and many come to appreciate it

Jan 14, 2015 12:22 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Yes David, I hope so too, it was designated as an historical site in 1980. 

 

Jan 14, 2015 12:27 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That is wonderful that not only is it still operational, but it is still being used in the same manner it was nearly 200 years ago.

Jan 14, 2015 08:14 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Yes Kat. its an unique little museum.

Jan 15, 2015 12:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rosalind, that would be pretty cool to visit the Post Office and know it is a museum too! 

Jan 15, 2015 09:30 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Joan Cox should you have an opportuniy to visit Toronto's First Post Office, you will be able to write a letter with a quill pen, and seal it with wax, just like in the 'good old days'!

Jan 16, 2015 01:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rosalind Nicholas last June I saw a few days available and flew to Montreal, maybe this year it should be Toronto and visit you and this post office! 

Jan 16, 2015 10:24 PM
Rosalind Nicholas
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON

Joan Cox ..... that would be a lovely way to connect.

Jan 17, 2015 05:29 AM