Brooklyn Avenue: Stories by the number: 1 Brooklyn Apts #4

By Joanne Doucette ( A Ghostly Voice From his military records:Name:  Reginald Chester Pelham Medhurst Rank:                                    Flying OfficerDeath Age:                           27Birth Year:                             abt 1917Death Date:                          13 Apr 1944Military Base:                        Lissett, Yorkshire, EnglandService Number:                    J23727Unit:                                     1663 Heavy Conversion Unit, attached from 158 SquadronCommand:                            Bomber CommandShip [Airplane]:                     Handley Page Halifax VOccupation:                          Air BomberCasualty:                              Killed whilst flyingResidence Place:                  Toronto,Continue reading “Brooklyn Avenue: Stories by the number: 1 Brooklyn Apts #4”

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”