Post Cards from Ontario

Postcards were a chance for those travelling to send back home a glimpse of what they were seeing. Postcards give us a very accurate snapshot of the cities, buildings and people of that time, they give us a look into what daily life was like.

For those who stayed home, a postcard was there window to the world, treasured and saved.

While our collection is small, we wanted to share with you what those who sent these to their family and friends back home.

If you have been to any of these places, here’s your chance to see what it used to look like.

We are always interested in increasing our collection so that we may share with everyone this glimpse into our past. If you have postcards there are three ways in which you could share them with us:

1) a direct donation to the museum

2) loan them to us, we will scan them and return the originals to you

3) if you have a digital image you can send it to us at our email address:


Montreal Road, Cummings Bridge (Ottawa) Ont.


King Street (East) looking West, showing Sir John Macdonald statue, Hamilton, Ont.


Regatta Day, Stony Lake, Kawartha Lakes, Ont.


Municipal Buildings, Cobourg, Canada


Queens Square showing Knox Church and Opera House, Galt, Ont., Canada


Dickson School, Galt, Ont.


Birds Eye View of Merrickville, Ont., Golf Links in back ground.


St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville, Ont.


Ottawa River Scene


Chaudiere Falls, Ottawa


Wellington St., Ottawa


Parliament Buildings from Nepean Point, Ottawa
Sir John A. Macdonald Monument, Ottawa
Entrance to House of Parliament, Ottawa


Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada


City Hall, Toronto


Osgoode Hall (Law Courts), Toronto, Canada


The Armouries, Toronto, Canada


Temple Building, Toronto, Canada


On the Terrace showing Manufactures’ and Women’s Building, Toronto Exhibition, Canada


Trinity College, Toronto, Canada


Bridge, at Little River, Gore Street, Perth, Ont.


Water Scene near the Island, Toronto


Perth, Ont.


Scene on the Tay, Perth, Ont.


Victoria Park, Smith’s Falls, Ont.
Poonahmalee Cut above Smiths Falls, Ont.


Harbor Scene Prescott
Water Front, Prescott, Ont.


King Street West, Iroquois, Ont.


Minden, Ont.


Post Office & Parliament Blds., Ottawa


Ontario Wheat Field




Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario – 1908


Toronto Public Library