November 9: Leslieville’s History

In the distance can be seen the Canadian Chewing Gum factory, makers of Chiclets. The photographer took this shot from the railway line into the backyards during the construction of the raised railbed that they called “the Toronto Viaduct”.
This scene shows the raised rail bed under construction and the old rail bed next to it, as well as two women taking a dangerous but commonly-used shortcut.
Disputing their property taxes seemed like an annual game in the old East End, including Leslieville. Globe, Nov. 9, 1895
Rolph Clark Stone’s employee newsletter, November 9, 1948

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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