Self-guided Tour: Bricks, Devils and a Pocket

Your mission …to explore strange familiar worlds; to seek out life amid urban civilization; to boldly go where everyone has gone before. By Joanne Doucette INTRODUCTION This self-guided tour encompasses the area bounded by Danforth on the north, Gerrard Street on the south, Jones Avenue on the west and Greenwood Avenue including the east side.Continue reading “Self-guided Tour: Bricks, Devils and a Pocket”

From Farm to Shacktown to Bungalowland: Gerrard-Coxwell

City Engineers Map 1892 Showing the boundaries of the City of Toronto as “City Limit” in red. The lot lines still show, but streets hadn’t been built on them yet. The lot lines were the farm boundaries and had muddy lanes the farmers used to access their fields. Coxwell Avenue is a rough dirt road.Continue reading “From Farm to Shacktown to Bungalowland: Gerrard-Coxwell”