By Joanne Doucette
Come on Leslievillers, Riverdalers, and Torontonians in general, come with me time travelling through images to that lost vacation land, Lakefront also known as Beachfront. Where was it? Well, read and on and see the pictures. What was it? Not a true street, but a sandy path on the beaches, designated as a “street” with addresses because without an numbered address letter carriers could not and would not deliver mail. When was it? Well, some of it is still there, but most of the houses were torn down to make the park we enjoy today. Who lived there? Rich and poor and everyone in between, in the summer and a brave few, all year round — these were summer cottages after all. None had basements and a place down there for furnaces. Few had insulation beyond old newspapers.