Last week I was able to take this photograph during my progress along Front St West.
We know John Toronto better by the name Bishop Strachan. At the time of the census he was 83. He had been a bulwark of religious and political life in Toronto since his arrival there in 1812. Many of his contemporaries respected him, many disliked him, but he was one of the most prominent men of his time in Toronto.
For an online biography, see The Dictionary of Canadian Biography (http://www.biographi.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=b983dmdth512rlcaa2gc073bb4)