Harvie, John

Plot V, Lot 53
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto


Harvie was in the employ of the pioneer Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway. He was the conductor of the first passenger train to operate in the province of Ontario, with the historic first run departing on May 15, 1853 from the old wooden railway station that stood on the south side of Front Street for the line’s northern terminal at Machell’s Corners (now Aurora). The four-car train was pulled by the steam engine “Toronto” which was built in Good's Foundry on Victoria Street just north of Queen. Harvie was also the conductor during the Prince of Wales’ train ride during the latter’s visit to the province in 1960. Harvie died in 1917 at the age of 83.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
Second Edition Revised and Expanded