the first mail cars aboard trains
First recorded British army Rugby game (duringCrimean War),
First Montreal Annual CaledonianGames (Track and Field, valuable prizes)
Postage rates on newspapers are abolishedbut are reinstated in 1859.
Start of large inter-club Bonspiels (Curlingtournaments)
GTR opens Toronto. to Montreal, about 12 hourseach way; Sarnia to Toronto opens
delivery of mail between Québec and Windsor is reduced to 49 hours from 10½ days in 1853.
Baseball rules standardized (New York, 16 Clubsfollow Knickerbocker Club of NY Rules)
Burlington International Curling (32 Can & USAteams)
First Toronto vs Montreal sports¶ competitions(Curling,Lacrosse),First English Cricket team tours
n April, the principle of prepayment is appliedby the British Post Office to correspondencebetween the United Kingdom and the colonies,including the Province of Canada.Parcel post service is introducedStreet boxes for the day and night reception of letters are first introduced in Toronto.
W.G. Beers, codifies Lacrosse Rules in Montreal
To encourage the habit of paying for postagebefore sending a letter, the Province of Canadaintroduces pre-stamped envelope
St. Lawrence R. bridged; GTR from Sarnia toPortland, Maine
Horse-drawn streetcars in Canadafrom 1860¶s