This is the first map made after the Battle of York in April, 1813, showing its aftermath. The greater part of the Reserve where much of the battle had taken place remains mostly wooded. Roads and paths run along the lakeshore and through the forest. Most of the American invaders landed near the foot of present-day Dowling Avenue, off the left edge of the map, and fought their way past the old French fort then in ruins, and the Western Battery, to storm Fort York, then located on both sides of Garrison Creek. For more detail on the fort, see [here].
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Sketch of the ground in advance of and including York Upper Canada by Geo. Williams R.M.S.D. Novr 1813
Image courtesy Library and Archives Canada: NMC22819
Winearls, MUC No. 2035
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