University Ave Gate (College Gate)

Standing on the north side of Queen Street West at what is now University Ave was a gate and toll keepers cottage. It stood at the southern end of a road (called College Avenue at the time) that stretched 1.3 km north to King's College (now where Queens Park stands at College Street). It was lined with chestnut trees, and no streets were allowed to intersect it until 1859. Eventually College Avenue and Park Lane (later called University Street) were combined to form today's University Avenue.  
 

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1867 Historic photo from 1867 - Photo of College Gates by Octavius Thompson; plate 34 in his Toronto in the Camera in City HallPhoto of College Gates by Octavius Thompson; plate 34 in his Toronto in the Camera
150 years ago - City Hall - 1867
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1870 Historic photo from 1870 - Looking north past the gate keeps lodge and gates at  University Ave., n. side of Queen St. W. in City HallLooking north past the gate keeps lodge and gates at University Ave., n. side of Queen St. W.
147 years ago - City Hall - 1870
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1880 Historic photo from 1880 - Gates on the north side of University Ave. at Queen St. West - looking north in City HallGates on the north side of University Ave. at Queen St. West - looking north
137 years ago - City Hall - 1880
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1885 Historic photo from 1885 - Toll keepers lodge at University Ave., n. side, Queen St. W. in City HallToll keepers lodge at University Ave., n. side, Queen St. W.
132 years ago - City Hall - 1885
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)