Albert Edward Todd (1878-1928)

Albert Edward Todd

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Albert Edward Todd (1878-1928) was a major figure in early 20th century Victoria business. He served as President of the Victoria Board of Trade in 1910 and as Mayor of Victoria in 1917-1918. Albert Todd was also a major promoter of tourism in Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Albert Edward Todd as Mayor of Victoria, 1917 (City of Victoria Archives photo M06807)
Albert Edward Todd as Mayor of Victoria, 1917 (City of Victoria Archives photo M06807)

Albert Todd was a friend of Robert Butchart and they shared an interest in cars. Albert Todd and Robert Butchart were among the first car owners in Victoria.

Albert E. Todd’s son, William Todd, married Mary Chatwin Butchart, the second daughter of Robert Butchart and Jennie Butchart.

William Todd and Mary Chatwin Todd moved into 942 St. Charles Street, which was designed for them by  architect Samuel Maclure, who also designed many features at the Butchart Gardens.

942-944 St. Charles Street, Wilmar, 2015 (photo by Author)
942-944 St. Charles Street, Wilmar, 2015 (photo by Author)

In 1910 Albert Todd retained Victoria architect George Charles Mesher to design and build an apartment building called the October Mansion, which is still standing at 1030 Cook Street in Victoria.

October Mansions, 1030 Cook Street, was built in 1910 by architect George Charles Mesher as a revenue property for Albert Edward Todd. (photo by Author)
October Mansions, 1030 Cook Street, was built in 1910 by architect George Charles Mesher as a revenue property for Albert Edward Todd. (photo by Author)

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