September 28 in history: Bridges

The bridge to Leslieville through Riverside, over the Don River: Queen St bridge September 28, 1910
Queen St bridge September 28, 1910
Queen Street – King Street – Don River bridge looking east Sept 28 1910
John McPherson Ross painted a landscape scene looking east along Queen Street over “Ashport”, the tiny creek at today’s Vancouver Avenue. The old 1811 Ashbridge House is in the distance. This digital painting was done using a black and white photograph of the original painting from about 1910.
Rainy day, Austin Avenue, September 28, 1916

There are lost bridges (buried under fill and pavement in Leslieville. One of those lost creeks crossed at the end of Austin Avenue. City of Toronto Creek Locations 1912

Goad’s Atlas 1903
Looking east along Gerrard Street from the top of the railroad bridge at Carlaw Avenue. The boys are sledding on the banks of that little creek that crossed Austin and Badgerow. Another branch of the same creek crossed Gerrard just east of the firehall. Photo – February 20, 1904
This photo shows the bridge over that little lost creek.
Gerrard At Carlaw, 1964 – Unknown Photographer

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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