Howard Memorial Gates

The ornamental limestone and wrought iron gates on Parkside Drive at High Park Boulevard commemorate John Howard in recognition of his gift of High Park. They were officially opened on March 19th, 1914.

In attendance was His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught (after attending the official opening of the ROM the same day), Toronto Mayor at the time Horatio C. Hocken, Sir Henry Pellatt (owner of Casa Loma), and Mrs. A.E. Gooderham, president of the national executive of the Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE).

 
 

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1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Howard Memorial Gate, High Park - Parkview Mansion at Roncesvalles in the distance? in High ParkHoward Memorial Gate, High Park - Parkview Mansion at Roncesvalles in the distance?
110 years ago - High Park - 1914
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1914 Historic photo from Thursday, March 19, 1914 - Opening of High Park gates - Canadas governor general, the Duke of Connaught in High ParkOpening of High Park gates - Canadas governor general, the Duke of Connaught
110 years ago - High Park - Thursday, March 19, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from Thursday, March 19, 1914 - Duke of Connaught opens High Park gates in High ParkDuke of Connaught opens High Park gates
110 years ago - High Park - Thursday, March 19, 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1918 Historic photo from Saturday, February 9, 1918 - Horse drawn sled entering Howard Gates to High Park in High ParkHorse drawn sled entering Howard Gates to High Park
106 years ago - High Park - Saturday, February 9, 1918
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1923 Historic photo from Sunday, December 23, 1923 - Night scene - Howard Memorial Gate in High ParkNight scene - Howard Memorial Gate
101 years ago - High Park - Sunday, December 23, 1923
Max temp: 4.4°C - Min temp: -1.7°C - 7.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1925 Historic photo from Friday, December 25, 1925 - Christmas day horses at the Howard Memorial Gates in High ParkChristmas day horses at the Howard Memorial Gates
99 years ago - High Park - Friday, December 25, 1925
Max temp: -2.8°C - Min temp: -11.1°C - 5.1cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Thursday, August 6, 1931 - Howard Memorial Gates in High ParkHoward Memorial Gates
93 years ago - High Park - Thursday, August 6, 1931
Max temp: 33.3°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1931 Historic photo from Thursday, August 6, 1931 - Howard Memorial Gates, High Park Boulevard in High ParkHoward Memorial Gates, High Park Boulevard
93 years ago - High Park - Thursday, August 6, 1931
Max temp: 33.3°C - Min temp: 18.3°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)