Author: Goad, Charles E. (1848–1910)
Area of Great Toronto Fire of 1904 showing the Wholesale district affected (MAPS-R-71)
On Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20th, 1904, a massive fire ripped through Toronto’s downtown core (in the Bay - Wellington - Esplanade area.) The first alarm sounded at 8:04pm, under a strong north-west wind (30-40 mph). The fire was not under control until 10 am the next morning. This fire insurance map shows the area damaged by the fire.