Naming Public Places

News Release May 6, 2022 Residents invited to provide feedback on how City of Toronto will name public spaces The City of Toronto is currently developing a new framework to guide how it commemorates public figures and events in monuments, streets and place names, and Torontonians are being asked to provide their feedback. The frameworkContinue reading “Naming Public Places”

Building Leslie Gardens

From 1836 to 1837 workers had straightened and planked the Kingston Road. It became a toll road, providing a reasonably good route for transporting products in and out of Toronto. Here, in 1842, Scottish gardener and tree grower, George Leslie, leased 20 acres of land from Charles Coxwell Small for a 21-year term. George’s landlord,Continue reading “Building Leslie Gardens”