The Secret History of Our East End Streets: 1 – 17 Austin Avenue

London, England has a BBC show, The Secret History of Our Streets. The series claims to explore “the history of archetypal streets in Britain, which reveal the story of a nation.” Our streets are just as interesting and our stories goes back millennia before Austin Avenue existed to when Leslie Creek was full of salmonContinue reading “The Secret History of Our East End Streets: 1 – 17 Austin Avenue”

Austin Avenue’s Ghost Creek

by Joanne Doucette This is a follow up to: Part 1: Austin Avenue blocked by A Creek Did you know that there was a creek at the east end of Austin Avenue? In 1918, the foreman of George Leslie’s nursery recalled Leslie Creek: a creek … also started near the sandpit and ran throughContinue reading “Austin Avenue’s Ghost Creek”

Urban Beekeeping, Austin Avenue, Leslieville, 1912

Perhaps nothing illustrates the value of knowing the background to your life and future than the environmental crises facing us today, including global warming and mass extinction. The bees of 32 Austin Avenue have a story to tell us about remembering the background to our lives. Collective amnesia is as if we suddenly forgot everythingContinue reading “Urban Beekeeping, Austin Avenue, Leslieville, 1912”