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Could you imagine waiting for news updates only once every few days? Let’s take a look at a time when information dissemination started gaining ground.
As literacy rates and the number of newspaper companies grew in Upper Canada in the 19th century, there became a growing demand for paper. At the time, paper was imported from the US and the UK resulting in delays and high costs. The editor of The Colonial Advocate newspaper, William Lyon Mackenzie, suggested the award £125 to whoever builds the first papermill and provide a cheaper and more reliable source for paper.
Up until then, Todmorden had a sawmill and gristmill. It was partially turned into a paper mill in 1826, becaming the first site in York (Toronto) to produce machine-made paper. Then, more paper mills were established along the Don river. The Taylor family that immigrated from New York in 1825 operated a paper mill upstream of Todmorden. In the prior 500 years, paper was made by linen rags which were expensive. In 1854, London, England offered an award of £1,000 to anyone who could find a substitute for it. Then, John Taylor began making paper from various types of wood pulp.
The Taylor family bought the paper mill at Todmorden in 1855, producing manila paper, newsprint and felt paper, poster bills, books, rolls, and tea and paper bags. With the introduction of steam power, the water mill was replaced by a tall steam chimney in the 1870s, which became the site’s most notable feature. Paper-making operations stopped following a fire in 1900 and the building has since been used for various purposes such as a stable. Today, the site is preserved as one of Toronto’s heritage sites and is used as a gallery and theatre.