Action Needed Please!!!

Preserve Queen Street’s great buildings. Developers have their eye on almost all of them, if not all of them and the development business is already making its views known.

Please write in support of saving our buildings to:

Here is the background info:

My letter:

Please pass on to the Toronto Preservation Board and you have my permission to add it to the official published record.

Dear Toronto Preservation Board,

I am the author of Leslieville: Pigs, Flowers and Bricks, a history of area and am currently working on a history of Queen Street through the east end which is available digitally online at

Consequently, I am very familiar with the buildings proposed for listing and strongly support the listing of these buildings.

We are in danger of losing our built heritage at a fast pace and listing these buildings would provide at least a minimum of protection. I should note that there is a distinct paucity of listed buildings in Leslieville. Queen Street through Leslieville has a “main street” feel thanks to these older buildings and this ambience is vital to the growth and sustenance of the businesses along the street, making it very special.

Please contact me if you require any further information as I’ve been researching the history of Queen Street for decades and have a vast amount of information.

Thank you, Joanne Doucette leslievillehistory@gmailcom

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.

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