Photos of Carlaw the Man and Street

These pictures do not fit neatly into any category but they are neat. Major Carlaw is listed as “capitalist”. In those days that was considered a very good thing indeed…at least by the “better half”.

The magnificent facial hair that men of the era loved fell out of favour during the great influenza pandemic of 1918-19. Mustaches were then scene unsanitary and hotbeds of flu “germs”

John Anderson Carlaw
John Anderson Carlaw for whom Carlaw Avenue was named.


Published by Leslieville Historical Society

Welcome to the Leslieville Historical Society's website. Please feel free to join us, to ask questions, to attend walking tours and other events, and to celebrate Leslieville's past while creating our future. Guy Anderson, President, Leslieville Historical Society and Joanne Doucette, local historian and webmaster.

2 thoughts on “Photos of Carlaw the Man and Street

  1. John Anderson Carlaw was my great grandfather. I was so pleased to find this article and photos of him. I had the first one but had never seen the second. If you have other photos of him perhaps you could post them to my email address. It would be very much appreciated.

    1. Hi Tim, thank you for your comment. I don’t have anymore photos of him, but you may be interested to know that there is a family reason why this particular street was named for him. He was never a property owner here, but as you probably know had a big hand in developing Parkdale. I will send you some info at your email address. Best wishes. Joanne Doucette

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