There’s a crack in everything

Well, to paraphrase as Leonard Cohen sang, “Everything has a crack in it, that’s how the light gets in…” Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)That’s how the light gets in From Anthem by Leonard Cohen It appearsContinue reading “There’s a crack in everything”

Plaque to Underground Railroad

We hope you will be able to join us for at 11:30 a.m. on November 19, 2019, at The Logan Residences, 899 Queen Street East. The Leslieville Historical Society and The Daniels Corporation will unveil a plaque recognizing the Underground Railroad and the families who made their way to freedom, forming a black community hereContinue reading “Plaque to Underground Railroad”

The Secret History of Our East End Streets: 1 – 17 Austin Avenue

London, England has a BBC show, The Secret History of Our Streets. The series claims to explore “the history of archetypal streets in Britain, which reveal the story of a nation.” Our streets are just as interesting and our stories goes back millennia before Austin Avenue existed to when Leslie Creek was full of salmonContinue reading “The Secret History of Our East End Streets: 1 – 17 Austin Avenue”

Austin Avenue’s Ghost Creek

by Joanne Doucette This is a follow up to: https://leslievillehistory.com/austin-avenue-subdivision-549-by-joanne-doucette/ Part 1: Austin Avenue blocked by A Creek Did you know that there was a creek at the east end of Austin Avenue? In 1918, the foreman of George Leslie’s nursery recalled Leslie Creek: a creek … also started near the sandpit and ran throughContinue reading “Austin Avenue’s Ghost Creek”