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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - WEST DEANE PARK

November 20, 2018 - Updated: November 20, 2018

The West Deane Park neighbourhood was still farmland when it was purchased by construction magnate Percy Law in the 1930's. Law raised prize ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - MIMICO

October 20, 2018 - Updated: October 20, 2018

Mimico was originally known by the First Nations People as "Omimeca," meaning "the resting place of the wild pigeons." The P ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - WEST HILL

September 14, 2018 - Updated: September 14, 2018

West Hill's history began in 1879, when it was granted a post office by the federal government. Prior to the opening of the post office West ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CRESCENT TOWN

August 16, 2018 - Updated: August 16, 2018

Crescent Town can trace its roots back to 1887 when Walter Massey - the son of Hart Massey, Canada's first major industrialist - purchased a ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CARLETON VILLAGE

July 14, 2018 - Updated: July 14, 2018

Carleton Village is named after Guy Carleton, who served as the first Govenor of Canada, in 1768. The spelling of the Carleton Villag ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - WESTON

June 16, 2018 - Updated: June 16, 2018

Weston's history dates back to the 1790's when it was a tiny hamlet known simply as "The Humber". Weston's first settlers ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CENTENNIAL-PORT UNION

May 17, 2018 - Updated: May 23, 2018

In the 1800s, Port Union was a booming waterfront village with thriving ship building and commercial fishing industries, two hotels, a commercia ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - HUMEWOOD

April 13, 2018 - Updated: April 13, 2018

The Humewood neighbourhood is named after "Humewood", the country estate of William Hume Blake - a prominent lawyer and politician in ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BENNINGTON HEIGHTS

March 16, 2018 - Updated: March 16, 2018

The Bennington Heights neighbourhood is situated on a flat plain of land, on the crest of an escarpment which thousands of years ago had been pa ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - HARWOOD

February 15, 2018 - Updated: February 15, 2018

The Harwood neighbourhood emerged in the 1920's with the opening of the Harwood Presbyterian Church on Weston Road. This church and the surr ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - DON VALLEY VILLAGE

January 16, 2018 - Updated: January 16, 2018

The Don Valley Village neighbourhood was developed in the 1960's and 1970's. However the pre-subdivision history of this area dates back ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - SILBERTHORN

December 12, 2017 - Updated: December 12, 2017

The Silverthorn neighbourhood is named after Aaron Silverthorn who settled here with his wife and three sons in 1825. The old Silverthorn homest ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - DUFFERIN GROVE

November 21, 2017 - Updated: November 21, 2017

The Dufferin Grove district was first settled by the Denison Family, who emigrated to Canada from England in 1792. The Denisons were active part ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - SCARBOROUGH VILLAGE

October 13, 2017 - Updated: October 13, 2017

Scarborough Village began in the 1830's as a crossroads village, centred around Markham and Kingston Roads and Eglinton Avenue. In 1832, it ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - EATONVILLE

September 15, 2017 - Updated: September 15, 2017

Eatonville began as a farming community in the early 1800's. One of its first residents was Peter Shaver who donated a portion of his proper ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - ALDERWOOD

August 21, 2017 - Updated: August 21, 2017

Alderwood was originally known as New Toronto Park or New Toronto Heights, or simply as "the place above the tracks". Alderwood was th ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - NEW TORONTO

July 14, 2017 - Updated: July 14, 2017

New Toronto's history dates back to the 1890's when it was planned as a working town. This plan became a reality in 1906 when the Grand ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - LONG BRANCH

June 22, 2017 - Updated: June 22, 2017

Long Branch was first settled in 1797 by Colonel Samuel Smith a loyalist officer with the Queens Rangers. Smith's five hundred acre tract of ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - THE QUEENSWAY

May 24, 2017 - Updated: May 24, 2017

The Queensway began as a small farming community in the late 1800's. One of the few reminders of the Queensway's rural past is the littl ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BATHURST MANOR/CLANTON PARK

April 14, 2017 - Updated: April 14, 2017

This quiet residential area began as a farming hamlet in the early 1800's. Originally the area was known as Dublin Hewights, after Dublin Fa ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - DOWNTOWN WEST

March 17, 2017 - Updated: March 17, 2017

Downtown West was originally part of the vast military garrison lands that were established to protect the Town of York – the forerunner t ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - DISTILLERY DISTRICT

February 10, 2017 - Updated: February 10, 2017

From tiny seeds an entire city neighbourhood has emerged. The history of the Distillery District began in 1832 when brothers-in-law James Worts ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - GRAYDON

January 15, 2017 - Updated: January 15, 2017

Graydon's first landowners were the Duncan family who put down roots in this area during the mid 1800's. Henry Duncan the family patriar ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BAYVIEW VILLAGE

December 12, 2016 - Updated: December 12, 2016

Bayview Village began as a small rural farming community in the 1800's. One of this area's first settlers was Thomas Clark, a father of ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - WILLOWDALE

November 14, 2016 - Updated: November 14, 2016

Willowdale was originally settled by Jacob Cummer, who immigrated to Canada from the United States in 1797. Cummer was a mill owner on the nearb ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - SCARBOROUGH JUNCTION

October 15, 2016 - Updated: October 15, 2016

Scarborough Junction received its name in 1873, when a post office using this name was opened in the Bell General Store which stood on the south ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - GUILDWOOD VILLAGE

September 13, 2016 - Updated: September 13, 2016

The history of Guildwood Village revolves around The Guild Inn which was founded in 1932 by Rosa and Spencer Clark as a retreat for artists and ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - WEST DON LANDS

August 17, 2016 - Updated: August 17, 2016

West Don Lands was once a thriving commercial and industrial hub. This period of prosperity was followed by many decades of neglect. West Don La ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - EAST BAYFRONT

July 9, 2016 - Updated: July 13, 2016

East Bayfront was originally part of the marshy Lake Ontario shoreline. In the 1950s East Bayfront was filled in and took on a new life as an in ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - SOUTH CORE

June 18, 2016 - Updated: June 18, 2016

In the mid 1800s, the area now known as South Core was a railway corridor that serviced the thriving shipping industry on the Toronto waterfront ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CLAIRLEA

May 18, 2016 - Updated: May 18, 2016

Clairlea was formerly part of a pioneer crossroads village known as Moffat's Corners. Moffat's Corners is best remembered for the Strang ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: PARKDALE

April 9, 2016 - Updated: April 9, 2016

Parkdale's history began in the late 1800's when it was an elite residential suburb, that rivaled Rosedale as Toronto's most desirab ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - SYME

February 16, 2016 - Updated: February 16, 2016

This neighbourhood is named after George Syme, a Scotsman who emigrated to Canada with his family in 1862. Syme settled in this district in the ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - GOVERNOR'S BRIDGE

January 18, 2016 - Updated: January 21, 2016

Governor's Bridge is an exclusive enclave of approximately one hundred and fifteen homes nestled in a wooded ravine valley which hides the f ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - ST. LAWRENCE

December 13, 2015 - Updated: December 13, 2015

The land on which the St. Lawrence neighbourhood is built was originally part of the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Immediately to the north of here ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BEACONSFIELD

November 8, 2015 - Updated: November 10, 2015

Beaconsfield Village history begins with the Denison family who were the major landholders in this district dating back to the early 1800's. ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CEDARVALE

October 13, 2015 - Updated: October 14, 2015

Cedarvale's residential development began in 1912 when Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, the builder of Toronto's famous Casa Loma registered a pl ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - LAMBTON

September 3, 2015 - Updated: September 3, 2015

Lambton is named after the Lambton Mill built in 1845 on the east bank of the Humber River. At its peak the Lambton Mill produced 150 barrels of ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - HENRY FARM

August 10, 2015 - Updated: August 10, 2015

The Henry Farm neighbourhood is situated on property that was originally settled in 1806 by Henry Mulholland, a native of Clones County, Monagha ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - ARMOUR HEIGHTS

June 8, 2015 - Updated: June 8, 2015

Armour Heights was originally settled in the 1830's by John Armour after whom this neighbourhood is named. The Armour homestead was situated ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - LAWRENCE MANOR

May 8, 2015 - Updated: May 8, 2015

Lawrence Manor was farmland from the early 1800's until the 1940's when the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation purchased this prope ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CLIFFSIDE

April 14, 2015 - Updated: April 14, 2015

Cliffside is an established, family oriented neighbourhood located along Toronto's eastern beaches, next to the majestic Scarborough Bluffs. ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - LEASIDE

March 7, 2015 - Updated: March 7, 2015

Leaside was first settled by John Lea a pioneer farmer who emigrated to Canada from Philadelphia in 1819. In the 1850's, Lea's oldest so ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - TODMORDEN VILLAGE

February 9, 2015 - Updated: February 9, 2015

Todmorden Village grew up around a complex of mills and a brewery that operated near the banks of the Don River beginning in 1795. Many of Todmo ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BIRCH CLIFF

January 8, 2015 - Updated: January 8, 2015

The Birch Cliff area began to be developed in 1895, when the Toronto Hunt Club relocated here. Fox Hunts were held at this club up until the 193 ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CRICKET CLUB

December 8, 2014 - Updated: December 8, 2014

The Cricket Club area was originally settled by a Scotsman named Andrew McGlashan who settled here with his family in the early 1800's. The ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - TREFANN COURT

November 10, 2014 - Updated: November 10, 2014

Trefann Court began as a working class neighbourhood in the mid 1800's. Its future was threatened in 1966, when Toronto city planners recomm ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - RIVERDALE

October 7, 2014 - Updated: October 7, 2014

Riverdale was a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began steaming through here in the 1850's. The railway brought industry ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - TEDDINGTON PARK

September 2, 2014 - Updated: September 2, 2014

Teddington Park formed the northern boundary of the City of Toronto in 1912. That same year, separate plans of subdivision were registered by tw ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - WYCHWOOD PARK

August 11, 2014 - Updated: August 11, 2014

Wychwood Park is an exclusive enclave of sixty homes tucked away in a private ravine setting atop the rolling wooded hills of the Davenport Ridg ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - HARBOURFRONT

July 3, 2014 - Updated: July 3, 2014

Toronto's Harbourfront district was created from landfill in the early 1800's. It quickly developed into a tangled web of industry that ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - SWANSEA

June 6, 2014 - Updated: June 6, 2014

Swansea was incorporated as a village in 1926. The Swansea Village corporate seal reveals a great deal about the colourful history of this neigh ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - ALLENBY

May 7, 2014 - Updated: May 13, 2014

Allenby was first settled in the 1400's by the Huron Tribe which had a village here until sometime in the early 1700's. This ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - DAVENPORT

April 11, 2014 - Updated: April 11, 2014

Davenport's history can be traced back thousands of years, to the days when Davenport Road was used as an ancient foot path by the First Nat ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - REGAL HEIGHTS

March 10, 2014 - Updated: March 10, 2014

Regal Heights was settled in 1818, by an Irishman from Tipperary County, by the name of Bartholomew Bull. Bull was responsible for building Dave ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - PLAYTER ESTATES

February 10, 2014 - Updated: February 10, 2014

Playter Estates is named after the Playter family who held the original land grants on both sides of the Don River near Bloor Street. Captain Ge ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - OLD MILL

January 9, 2014 - Updated: January 9, 2014

The historic Old Mill neighbourhood located on the banks of the Humber River was a favourite fishing and hunting spot for people of the First Na ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BICKFORD PARK

December 11, 2013 - Updated: December 11, 2013

The Bickford Park neighbourhood is named after Colonel E. Oscar Bickford, a former Toronto businessman and politician. Bickford, a wealthy lando ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - DOWNTOWN EAST

October 30, 2013 - Updated: October 30, 2013

The Downtown was originally settled by some of early Toronto's most prominent families. The street names in this neighbourhood are clues to ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - PARKDALE

October 1, 2013 - Updated: October 1, 2013

Parkdale's history began in the late 1800's when it was an elite residential suburb, that rivaled Rosedale as Toronto's most desirab ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - BRIDLE PATH

September 6, 2013 - Updated: September 6, 2013

The Bridle Path has often been referred to as "Millionaires Row". Indeed most of the houses in this neighbourhood sell for well in exc ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS - CHAPLIN ESTATES.

August 8, 2013 - Updated: August 8, 2013

This distinguished neighbourhood has always been one of Toronto's most exclusive addresses. Chaplin Estates homeowners enjoy convenient acce ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: SOUTH ANNEX.

July 9, 2013 - Updated: July 12, 2013

The South Annex neighbourhood was subdivided in the early 1850's, on land formerly owned by the Jarvis, Crookshank and Denison families; all ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: RATHNELLY

June 11, 2013 - Updated: June 11, 2013

Rathnelly is a picturesque little enclave of homes, situated at the bottom of the Avenue Road Hill. It is home to a large number of artists, aca ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: HIGH PARK

May 9, 2013 - Updated: May 9, 2013

The High Park neighbourhood contains a wealth of history. The area north of Bloor Street was formerly part of the Town of West Toronto Junction, ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: ALEXANDRA PARK

April 11, 2013 - Updated: April 11, 2013

Alexandra Park's history revolves around Sir Casimir Gzowski, a Polish engineer who immigrated to Toronto in 1841. Gzowski's distinguish ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: DANFORTH VILLAGE

February 6, 2013 - Updated: February 6, 2013

Danforth Village, north of the Danforth, was land originally held by the Church of England. Local street names like Glebemount, and Glebeholme, ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: DOVERCOURT PARK

January 7, 2013 - Updated: January 7, 2013

The Dovercourt Park neighbourhood began as the Village of Dovercourt back in the 1870's. Dovercourt's first residents were poor immigran ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: LEASIDE

December 7, 2012 - Updated: December 7, 2012

Leaside was first settled by John Lea a pioneer farmer who emigrated to Canada from Philadelphia in 1819. In the 1850's, Lea's oldest so ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: NORTH TORONTO

November 6, 2012 - Updated: November 6, 2012

The town of North Toronto was incorporated in 1890. It was formed as the result of an amalgamation between Davisville Village, Eglinton Village, ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: THE BEACH

October 4, 2012 - Updated: October 4, 2012

The Beach was first settled by the Ashbridge family who came to Canada from Philadelphia, in 1793. Ashbridge's Bay Park is named after these ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: SOUTH HILL

September 8, 2012 - Updated: September 8, 2012

The South Hill neighbourhood is defined by the Avenue Road Hill. This historic land formation was the former shoreline of ancient Lake Iroquois ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: LESLIEVILLE

August 8, 2012 - Updated: August 14, 2012

Leslieville began as a small village back in the 1850's. The village grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, a ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: LITTLE ITALY

July 6, 2012 - Updated: July 6, 2012

It was during the 1920's that College Street's 'Little Italy', became recognized as the residential and commercial centre of Tor ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: CABBAGETOWN

June 11, 2012 - Updated: June 11, 2012

Cabbagetown's history began in the 1840's when thousands of Irish immigrants settled here after fleeing the potato famins in their homel ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: CHAPLIN ESTATES

May 4, 2012 - Updated: May 4, 2012

The Chaplin Estates neighbourhood began with a plan of subdivision, registered by William John Chaplin and his son James D. Chaplin, in 1913. Th ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: KENSINGTON

February 6, 2012 - Updated: February 6, 2012

The Kensington neighbourhood is defined by its popular outdoor market, which has become a hot spot for tourists and a popular Toronto shopping d ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: MOORE PARK

January 10, 2012 - Updated: January 10, 2012

MOORE PARK Moore Park is surrounded on all sides by natural barriers. To the north is the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, to the south is ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: LAWRENCE PARK

December 12, 2011 - Updated: December 12, 2011

LAWRENCE PARK The Lawrence Park subdivision was assembled in 1907 by the Dovercourt Land Building and Saving Company. The Dovercour ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: FORT YORK

November 7, 2011 - Updated: November 7, 2011

FORT YORK Fort York is one of Toronto's newest residential neighbourhoods. However it is situated in one of Toronto's most his ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: LIBERTY VILLAGE

October 15, 2011 - Updated: October 15, 2011

LIBERTY VILLAGE Liberty Village is a 43-acre master-planned community, combining residential,commercial and retail uses.This neighb ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: FOREST HILL

September 14, 2011 - Updated: September 14, 2011

FOREST HILL The Forest Hill neighbourhood is one of Toronto's most prestigious districts. The mansions in Lower Forest Hill are riv ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: SOUTH ANNEX

August 6, 2011 - Updated: July 12, 2013

The South Annex neighbourhood was subdivided in the early 1850's, on land formerly owned by the Jarvis, Crookshank and Denison families; all ...

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TORONTO NEIGHBOURHOODS: NIAGARA

July 14, 2011 - Updated: July 14, 2011

NIAGARA The Niagara neighbourhood has a rich history that dates back to 1793, when it was part of a military garrison for the fledgli ...

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Toronto Neighbourhoods: Davisville Village

June 14, 2011 - Updated: June 14, 2011

Davisville Village is named after John Davis, who immigrated to Canada from Staffordshire, England in 1840. John Davis served as Davisville's fi ...

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Toronto Neighbourhoods: St. Lawrence

May 10, 2011 - Updated: May 10, 2011

The land on which the St. Lawrence neighbourhood is built was originally part of the shoreline of Lake Ontario. Immediately to the north of here ...

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Toronto Neighbourhoods: Rosedale

April 13, 2011 - Updated: April 13, 2011

Rosedale began when Sherrif William Botsford Jarvis, and his wife Mary settled on a homestead here in the 1820's. It was Mary Jarvis who came up ...

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Toronto Neighbourhoods: Casa Loma

March 15, 2011 - Updated: March 15, 2011

The sightliness and majestic beauty of the Avenue Road Hill have, over the years, inspired many of Toronto's wealthiest citizens to build their ...

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