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Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park's history revolves around Sir Casimir Gzowski, a Polish engineer who immigrated to Toronto in 1841. Gzowski's distinguished career included the building of the Grand Trunk Railway from Toronto to Sarnia.The Gzowski residence stood...

Allenby

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 village is described in Lyman B. Jackes Tales of North Toronto as...

Annex

Traditional boundaries of the neighbourhood are north to Dupont Street, south to Bloor Street, west to Bathurst Street and east to Avenue Road. The City of Toronto recognizes a broader neighbourhood definition that includes the...

Armour Heights

Armour Heights was originally settled in the 1830's by John Armour after whom this neighbourhood is named. The Armour homestead was situated where Armour Heights Community Centre is located today. The Armour family sold their...

Avenue & Lawrence

Ledbury was a small farming community up until the early 1900's when the first houses in this neighbourhood were built along Bedford Park and Woburn Avenues, on the site of the old Lawrence farm. The...

Bathurst Manor

Bathurst Manor is a neighbourhood in north-central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located in the electoral district of York Centre, it sits on a plateau created by the Don River, and is bounded by Dufferin St. and...

Bedford Park

Bedford Park began as a farming hamlet north of Toronto. The hamlet was a popular stopover for farmers making their way to market in the city. The neighbourhood was likely named after the Bedford Park...

Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is bounded by Bloor Street West to the South, Ellis Park Road to the East, Jane Street to the West, and Annette Street to...

Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown's name derives from the Irish immigrants who moved to the neighbourhood beginning in the late 1840s, said to have been so poor that they grew cabbage in their front yards. Canadian writer Hugh Garner's...

Casa Loma

The one home that stands out above all the others is Casa Loma, a real life medieval castle. Casa Loma was built in 1911, by Sir William Henry Mill Pellatt, a prominent financier, industrialist, and...

Cedarvale/Humewood

Cedarvale's residential development began in 1912 when Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, the builder of Toronto's famous Casa Loma registered a plan of subdivision for the south end of this neighbourhood under the name Cedar Vale....

Chaplin Estates

Chaplin Estates is an area within the Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It lies west of Yonge Street and is bounded by Eglinton Avenue to the north and Avenue Road to the west. The...

Church & Wellesley

Church and Wellesley is an gay, lesbian oriented community located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is roughly bounded by Gould Street to the south, Yonge Street to the west, Charles Street to the north, and...

Davisville Village

Davisville Village is named after John Davis, who immigrated to Canada from Staffordshire, England in 1840. John Davis served as Davisville's first postmaster and helped found the Davisville Public School. He also operated the Davis...

Deer Park

Deer Park is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, centered on the intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue; its boundaries are the Vale of Avoca section of Rosedale ravine in the east, Farnham...

High Park

High Park North, or often, simply 'High Park', is bounded on the south by Bloor Street, on the west by Runnymede Road, on the north by Annette Street, Quebec Avenue and Humberside Avenue, and on...

Lawrence Manor

Lawrence Manor was farmland from the early 1800's until the 1940's when the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation purchased this property for residential development. CMHC serviced this entire subdivision putting in water service, sewers, and...

Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park bordered originally by Yonge Street to the west and Bayview Avenue to the east and from Blythwood Ravine on the south to Lawrence Avenue on the north. Lawrence Park was one of Toronto's...

Leaside

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 son William built an eight-sided octagonal shaped house - appropriately named Leaside...

Leslieville

Leslieville is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada east of the Don River bounded by the Canadian National railway line to the north, Carlaw Avenue to the west, Eastern Avenue to south, and Coxwell Avenue...

Lytton Park

Lytton Park owes its development to the Metropolitan Street Railway, whose single horse car line began service to this area in 1886. Prior to the advent of the railway, Lytton Park was a rural outpost...

Moore Park

Moore Park was subdivided in 1889 as an exclusive Toronto suburb for the very wealthy. Its namesake and creator was a gentleman by the name of John Thomas Moore. Moore was instrumental in building the...

North Toronto

North Toronto is the northern section of the old, pre-amalgamation City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It occupies a geographically central location within the current megacity boundaries. It is a relatively narrow strip, centred around Yonge...

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is a town located in central York Region, Ontario, located just north of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. It is the third most populous municipality in York Region and the 28th most populous municipality in...

Riverdale

Riverdale was a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began steaming through here in the 1850's. The railway brought industry and employment opportunities to Riverdale. It also attracted a pool of labourers who...

Rosedale

Rosedale is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Toronto, Ontario. Based on home pricing, it is considered amongst the most desirable neighbourhoods in Canada. It is known as the area where the city's old money...

The Annex

The Annex is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The area is generally considered to be bounded by Bathurst Street to the West, Avenue Road to the east, Dupont St. to the North, and...

The Beaches

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 pioneers. The Ashbridges, and a handful of other families, farmed this...

The Bridle Path

The Bridle Path is an upscale residential neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is characterized by large multi-million dollar mansions and two to four acre (8,000 to 16,000 m²) lot sizes. It is often referred...

The Danforth

Danforth Village, north of the Danforth, was land originally held by the Church of England. Local street names like Glebemount, and Glebeholme, are reminders that this was once Church land. The land south of the...

The Junction

The Junction Triangle name was coined in the 1970's by Toronto city planners who were making reference to the fact that this neighbourhood is enclosed by a railroad junction which forms the shape of a...

Willowdale

Willowdale is an established community in the former City of North York, now part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was originally called Lansing. North York was merged with five other municipalities and a regional government...

Yorkmills

York Mills is the name for the area around Yonge Street and York Mills Road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Part of the area is also known as Hogg's Hollow, named for James Hogg, a Scottish...