1846 First Telegraph Company Established in Canada

  • Telegram Building (1900-1963); Interior, Telegraph Room

    The Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara and St. Catharines Telegraph Company was established as the first telegraph company in Canada. Its first section from Toronto to Hamilton opened on December 19, 1846. The telegraph profoundly altered nineteenth-century communications.

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    Black and white photograph

    TPL.04

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    Black and white photo of a room with corner desk, two chairs, telegram equipment on desk and wall