2 edition of Historical street names of Toronto. found in the catalog.
Historical street names of Toronto.
Mary Hoskin Jarvis
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Of late, street names for new developments in the Humber Bay Shores development have sought to reflect civic history. Such names include Crow’s Beach Lane and Annie Craig Drive, the latter a steamboat that operated a ferry service between downtown Toronto and the Humber Bay . "Hayes' new book Historical Atlas of Toronto is a superb collection of rare maps, each of which was prepared to record, promote, define or illustrate an historical event of chapter in the city's growth. There are early street maps, waterfront maps, early housing /5(7).
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Moreover, street names changed over time. Doel became Dundas; Kingston Road became Queen Street, etc. Street names were changed because citizens requested it (as with Erie Terrace with became Craven Road) or because amalgamation with the City of Toronto led to confusing duplication of street names. The City reviews the street name application to ensure that it complies with the law. They don’t create names or keep historical records on the backgrounds of street names (though there is book called Toronto’s Street Names by Leonard Wise and Allan Gould, published by Firefly Books). The City take names provided by applicants and processes.
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The street names in Toronto collectively tell the story of a city that is steeped in history and is surprisingly rich in colorful characters. Chicora Avenue recalls a steamship that sailed the Great Lakes for 60 years. Harrison Road was named after William Harrison, /5.
The lives of brewers, politicians, architects, royalty, explorers and farmers can be traced in the city's street names. From the grand estates of Toronto's early upper class to the villages and homes that immigrants left behind, Toronto's street names tell many stories/5(17).
InBaldwin built a street nearby and named it after the house. That house, which would be remodeled by future owners, is the present-day Spadina Museum. Toronto’s Baldwin St. is also named. Toronto Public Library holds a complete set of Toronto city directories from the first in (published in pages when the municipality was known as York) until the last in (in five separate volumes covering Toronto Central East and East York, Toronto Central West.
The building might be gone but the name of William Colgate's business lives on. Gardiner Frederick Goldwin Gardiner, chairman of Metro Toronto, was instrumental in the construction of the elevated arterial road that bears his name, the Don Valley Parkway and the controversial Spadina Expressway.
No matter your mode of transportation in Toronto, you’ve likely used one on your daily commute: a road, a street, an avenue maybe even a cul de sac.
The route we take sometimes becomes so familiar, we don’t even think about which Historical street names of Toronto. book we’re on when we’re on it – but each one has a name, and each name has a meaning. List of Street Names in City of Toronto, Ontario, Maps and Streets Views.
Check the table of contents in each volume or consult this Places in Digital Toronto City Directories finding aid created by the Toronto Public Library. Most directories contain an alphabetical list of inhabitants (usually heads of households and others working outside the home), and a list of occupants arranged by street.
Since being founded inthe Scarborough Historical Society has been instrumental in assisting the City of Scarborough (and now the City of Toronto) by providing suggestions for street names of local historical merit for new road developments in the Community of Scarborough. Queen Street East, southeast corner of Waverley Road, Researching the history of your Toronto house, or any other building in the city for that matter, can be a rewarding, though sometimes frustrating activity.
Fortunately many resources are available online, so that some of your research can be done at. Toronto Street Names: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins. Deserves a place on every Toronto history buff's bookshelf.
Toronto Street Names provides a highly visible record of the past of Canada's largest city. Books About Street Names in North American Cities. Albuquerque. Donald A. Gill, The Stories Behind the Street Names of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos; Baltimore. Carleton Jones, Streetwise Baltimore: The Stories Behind Baltimore Street Names; Chicago.
Don Hayner, Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names; Honolulu. On a more serious vein, the book contains detailed studies of The Kings West District, the Kensington Market, Queen Street West, and the historic St. Andrew’s Market. This non-fiction book was nominated for the Toronto Heritage Awards.
Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world, Yonge Street is today one of Toronto's principal streets. Home to Canada's first subway, "Main Street Ontario" follows an ancient trail north from Lake Ontario.
The City of Toronto Archives has finding aids to street name changes in its research hall for the former municipalities that now make up Toronto. The Scarborough Historical Society includes a list of street name origins and changes on its website, as does the East York Historical Society.
Historical maps of Toronto from Aerial Photographs. Aerial photographs from to Aerial Photographs of Valley Lands. Aerial photographs of the Don and Humber River valleys, from to City of Toronto Planning Board Atlas, ca. A street map of Toronto in the late s.
A map showing when different parts of the. A comprehensive history of Scarborough from native settlements to the s. This is the 'first-stop' for the general reader interested in Scarborough's past.
"Rev. Robert Bonis' book is considered the bible of borough history." Scarborough Mirror, Jun. 27, Book is also available in Chapter/Indigo, the Bell Lightbox Book Shop (TIFF) and by phoning University of Toronto Press, Distribution: (ISBN ) Another book about Toronto’s old movie theatres, published by Dundurn Press, contains 80.
Old Toronto map Posted on Ap by Jorge Aranda Being an immigrant can be an alienating experience: you come to a strange city and you just take it for granted –you’re there but you could be anywhere, the city’s history is a blur, it’s just a place where you sleep, eat, and work, it’s a space that simply is not home.
The Junction, named after its four intersecting railways in this west Toronto neighborhood, has a rich and fascinating history, encompassing a whole scope of interesting, trivia-worthy facets. From its old Native Canadian trading trails, to railway tracks that fostered the growth of industry, to Canada’s largest livestock market and center of Ontario’s meat-packing industry, the Junction Author: Culture Trip.
Toronto was originally a term that referred to an indeterminate geographical location, having been used on maps dating to the late 17th and early 18th century to refer to the approximate area that includes the present City of Toronto. As the name was used to refer to the approximate area, several historic settlements adjacent to the City of Toronto have also carried the name Toronto, including.Alderwood Street Names Like many areas in Etobicoke, Alderwood has been required to change many of its original street names.
Most of these changes were made to eliminate duplicate street names created by the formation of Metropolitan Toronto in "Hayes' new book Historical Atlas of Toronto is a superb collection of rare maps, each of which was prepared to record, promote, define or illustrate an historical event of chapter in the city's growth.
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