This website is all about Canada in 1910;and has a novel Threshold Girl(about a college girl in 1911/12) in e-book for.
School Marms and Suffragettes
All about a Canadian Family in 1910. A True Story. Free Download.
Milk and Water: In 1904 and 1909 Montreal had a typhoid epidemic. In 1927, City Hall finally did something about it.
On this website you will find information on family life, politics, transportation, fashion, film, relationships, education, home, inventions , pioneering on the Prairie, women's movement and suffrage and above all WORK
It contains over 300 family letters, rare documents and family and public domain articles from 1910 era and diverse primary and secondary source material. Many succinct essays, too. Click for 1910 Canada slideshow of Tighsolas pictures.
Canada's population in 1911 was 7, 206, 643. The next few years were to see a huge population gain from immigration. In 1911: 331,288 immigrants arrived; in 1912: 375,756 (largest percent per population ever) and in 1913: 400, 870. (Stats Can Historical Charts) Click on Historical Terms or any link above to learn about the impact of this tide of immigration.
Population. In 1901 census 5, 371, 315, an increase of approximately half a million over the decade before. Since 1901 the increase has been more rapid, in 1905 alone 144, 621 emigrants entered Canada, of whom two fifths were from Great Britain and one-third from the US. English, Irish, Scots and their descendants form the bulk of population in Ontario.
The population consists mostly of English and French speaking but there are German settlements of some extent in Ontario and of late years there has been a large immigration into the western provinces from other parts of Europe, including Russians, Galicians, Polish and Russian Jews and Scandinavians.
These foreign elements have been assimilated more slowly than in the United States, but the process is being hastened by the growth of a national consciousness.
The period of Sir Wilfrid Laurier's rule was one of striking progress in material growth and a marked development of national feeling. The opening years of the 20th century were marked by a prolonged period of great prosperity. A steady stream of emigrants began to occupy the vast western provinces. So considerable was the growth of this section of the Dominion that in 1905 it was found necessary to form two new provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan..
In Quebec, 1901, the population was 1,648,898, of which 992, 667 was rural. Since 1891 the rural population has increased little, the town and city population by 11%. In the rural parts of the province the French are driving out the English-speaking settlers, especially in the Eastern Townships (populated by Loyalists who came to Canada after the American War of Independence). Here 80% of the population is of French descent; 7% English, 7% Irish and 4% Scotch.
For more info: Quebec Budget Speech 1912 CLICK
Montreal, a city of the Dominion, its leading seat of commerce and principal port of entry as well as the center of its important industries.
Built originally along the water-front, Montreal has in the course of years swept back over the series of terraces - former levels of the river or of a more ancient sea - to the foot of Mount Royal. Mount Royal, from which the city derives its name and so much of its natural beauty, is a mass of trap-rock thrown up through the surrounding limestone strata to a height of 753 feet.
The city is substantially built, grey limestone, quarried from the mountain, predominating in the public and many of the private edifices. The mixtures of races and creeds, which is so striking a characteristic of Montreal life, has not only endowed the city with many beautiful churches, but also with a variety of philanthropic organizations. Unlike the neighbouring province of Ontario, Quebec makes no provision for a state university. But James McGill (1744-1813) left property, valued at the time of his death at 30,000 pounds, for the foundation of a university to bear his name. It now embraces five faculties, arts, applied science, law, medicine, agriculture.
The population of Montreal, according to the census of 1901 was 266, 826. With the suburbs in 1907 it was estimated at 405,000, about two fifths French.
From 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, which is in the public domain