Toronto. Even before Photography there were painted mural panoramas. With the advent of the art of photography various cameras were created to create the super wide angle panoramas.
My mother had a panorama photograph of her and her first sister taken in 1928 by a photographer in Kitchener. The panorama recorded all the students and teachers at the King Edward (Burton Avenue) School in Allandale. I made a half dozen phots of the parts of the school panorama including the centre portion.
Brian Polden in the UK wrote a 500+ page book called “Photography at Length” The authentic History of Panoramic Cameras. It was published August 2019 by a UK firm “The Bardwell Press“. Journal editor Bob Lansdale assisted the author and confirmed the Canadian content. This brief review was included in the mailing of the current journal issue (45-3).