Culloden House - John Ross Robertson

Built for John Ross Robertson, Culloden House stood on the east side of Sherbourne St, just south of Gerrard. Built for John Ross Robertson, Culloden House stood on the east side of Sherbourne St, just south of Gerrard. The earliest pictures I could find were from 1888 (or maybe 1884), and the latest was from May 1953. The house was later occupied by Ontario Provincial Police college. Ironically, considering John Ross Robertson's vast legacy, I couldn't find any other information about the house!

You can learn more about John Ross Robertson (1841-1918) in his Dictionary of Canadian Biography entry which describes him as a "journalist, publisher, philanthropist, historian, and sportsman." He also published a six volume set: Robertson's landmarks of Toronto : a collection of historical sketches of the old town of York, from 1792 until 1837, and of Toronto from 1834 to 1908 Before his death he donated a huge collection of "historical materials, pictures, maps, books, and other documents" to the Toronto Public Library.

 
 

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1884 Historic photo from 1884 - Porch still open at John Ross Robertson house, Sherbourne St., e. side, s. of Gerrard St. E in Cabbagetown SouthPorch still open at John Ross Robertson house, Sherbourne St., e. side, s. of Gerrard St. E
133 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1884
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Upper hall with paintings and sculptures - Culloden House - Sherbourne and Gerrard in Cabbagetown SouthUpper hall with paintings and sculptures - Culloden House - Sherbourne and Gerrard
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - South bedroom in J.R. Robertson - Culloden House in Cabbagetown SouthSouth bedroom in J.R. Robertson - Culloden House
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Art in the drawing room of Culloden House that stood on Sherbourne St. in Cabbagetown SouthArt in the drawing room of Culloden House that stood on Sherbourne St.
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Children, planter, and laundry outside J Ross Robertson mansion -  Culloden House - Sherbourne St. in Cabbagetown SouthChildren, planter, and laundry outside J Ross Robertson mansion - Culloden House - Sherbourne St.
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Ornate woodwork in the entrance hall in Culloden House in Cabbagetown SouthOrnate woodwork in the entrance hall in Culloden House
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Culloden house - the Carriage house and washroom in Cabbagetown SouthCulloden house - the Carriage house and washroom
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Horse drawn carriage team - Chris. B and the Deacon outside Culloden House in Cabbagetown SouthHorse drawn carriage team - Chris. B and the Deacon outside Culloden House
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Wonderful ceiling and woodwork in the dining room of Culloden House in Cabbagetown SouthWonderful ceiling and woodwork in the dining room of Culloden House
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Ornate horse stalls and hitching post in the stables at Culloden House in Cabbagetown SouthOrnate horse stalls and hitching post in the stables at Culloden House
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - Bathroom with narrow bathtub - John Robertson's Culloden Mansion in Cabbagetown SouthBathroom with narrow bathtub - John Robertson's Culloden Mansion
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1888 Historic photo from 1888 - The garden and stable with "Nibbs" on his pony - Culloden House in Cabbagetown SouthThe garden and stable with "Nibbs" on his pony - Culloden House
129 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1888
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Porch now enclosed - Culloden House with statue on the lawn (John Ross Robertson) in Cabbagetown SouthPorch now enclosed - Culloden House with statue on the lawn (John Ross Robertson)
117 years ago - Cabbagetown South - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1953 Historic photo from Thursday, May 7, 1953 - John Ross Robertson - Culloden House - just south of the corner of Sherbourne and Gerrard in Cabbagetown SouthJohn Ross Robertson - Culloden House - just south of the corner of Sherbourne and Gerrard
64 years ago - Cabbagetown South - Thursday, May 7, 1953
Max temp: 20.0°C - Min temp: 11.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)