Independent Order of Foresters Arch

The Independent Order of Foresters (IOF) built a grand arch to commemorate the visit of Prince George, Duke of Cornwall and Mary, Duchess of Cornwall. It was built in 1901, complete with flashing light bulbs, flags and crests, and a crown on the top, and was illuminated at night. It originally stood across Bay Street (Terauley Street at the time) at Richmond, just south of City Hall, outside the Temple Building (also known as Foresters' Temple or the the I. O. F. Temple). It was moved to the Exhibition Grounds by 1906.

The IOF Arch was just one of the public arches built for this occasion, see also the Alexandra Gates and the Manufacturer's Arch.

 
 

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1901 Historic photo from 1901 - Close up of the IOF Arch - Duke of York at Toronto in City HallClose up of the IOF Arch - Duke of York at Toronto
116 years ago - City Hall - 1901
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from 1901 - I.O.F. Arch looking south down Bay Street for Royal Visit - Duke and Duchess Cornwall - York in City HallI.O.F. Arch looking south down Bay Street for Royal Visit - Duke and Duchess Cornwall - York
116 years ago - City Hall - 1901
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 10, 1901 - Night time shot of an illuminated IOF Arch - Royal Visit in Queens ParkNight time shot of an illuminated IOF Arch - Royal Visit
116 years ago - Queens Park - Wednesday, October 10, 1901
Max temp: 16.7°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from 1901 - Night time view of the IOF Arch at Bay St. at Richmond St. W.; looking e George V visit to Toronto, 1901 in City HallNight time view of the IOF Arch at Bay St. at Richmond St. W.; looking e George V visit to Toronto, 1901
116 years ago - City Hall - 1901
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 1, 1901 - Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Visit, arch at Richmond and Bay streets in DowntownDuke and Duchess of Cornwall and York Visit, arch at Richmond and Bay streets
116 years ago - Downtown - Wednesday, October 1, 1901
Max temp: 18.9°C - Min temp: 5.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1901 Historic photo from Wednesday, October 10, 1901 - Independent Order of Foresters Arch with crown in DowntownIndependent Order of Foresters Arch with crown
116 years ago - Downtown - Wednesday, October 10, 1901
Max temp: 16.7°C - Min temp: 13.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1906 Historic photo from 1906 - Independent Order of Foresters arch with crests and crown, moved to the Exhibition grounds in CNEIndependent Order of Foresters arch with crests and crown, moved to the Exhibition grounds
111 years ago - CNE - 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1906 Historic photo from 1906 - Independant Order of Foresters at the CNE in front of Arch in CNEIndependant Order of Foresters at the CNE in front of Arch
111 years ago - CNE - 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)