Living History Since 1881
Welcome to Draper Street! Our history goes back to 1881, when many of the Second Empire Victorian homes were first constructed. Although the street was first built for labourers working in the railway lands, it has evolved considerably during the past century.
Please browse the virtual Draper Street here at draperstreet.com, take a look at the gallery and maps sections, read about the restoration work that has taken place on the street and please do leave comments.
William Henry Draper
Draper Street was named after William Henry Draper (b. 1801 – d. 1877) a lawyer, judge, and politician in Upper Canada – read more
Draper Street is also the birthplace of Lincoln M. Alexander (b. 1922 – d. 2012), The first black member of parliament in Canada, 1968, the first black lieutenant governor in Canada, Province of Ontario ,1985 and Companion of the Order of Canada, 1992 – read more