Charles Edward Goad

Plot 7, Lot 5
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Born and educated in civil engineering in London, England, 18-year-old Charles Goad came to Canada in 1860 and entered the railway construction business. In 1876 he was appointed chief engineer of the Halifax and Cape Bretton Railway. Six years later, Goad founded the Insurance and Financial Chronicle in Montreal. Today, he is best known to historians for his Goad’s Atlases, an invaluable series of fire insurance plans that outline in minute detail the construction materials, window and door locations, etc. of virtually every structure in every major Canadian city. Goad died at his St. George Street residence on June 10, 1910.

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

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