Heritage

129-year old house on Balliol St. is threatened!

The rare “Ontario Cottage” style house at 505 Balliol St. was built about 1888. It appears on an 1890 map of the Davisville area. For several decades this house served as a neighbourhood grocery store and post office until the 1950s. Local children would frequent the store for candy and

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1890 Fire Insurance Map of the Davisville Area

Yonge Street is to the left with a cluster of buildings of the village of Davisville. The purple circle is around Davisville school. The blue line is where Tullis Dr is now on top of Mud Creek. It appears that today’s short block of Glebe Road is all that remains

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The North Toronto Historical Society – Guest Speaker Series

The North Toronto Historical Society has guest speakers every month. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd., 2nd Floor.   Please click here for details as dates and events may change. According to the North Toronto Historical Society’s website, the November 29th, 2017

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Heritage in Midtown

For the past few years the City of Toronto Planning Staff have been working with the local community of Yonge and Eglinton on a study called Midtown in Focus. An important component of the study has been to look at the heritage buildings on our main streets. In August, Heritage

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Heritage Status Granted to the Theatres on Mt. Pleasant Rd.

We are pleased that heritage status has been granted to the theatres on Mt. Pleasant. Read about it in the June 14, 2017 article from Post City Toronto. Did You Know? Granddaughter of the theatre owner during the Depression said that people  would often pay with ”merchandise” such as ” nylons”.  

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Davisville Village Jane’s Walk

Forty people, interested in Davisville Village’s rich history, came out on a day threatening rain, wind and cold temps to learn more about the neighbourhood we call home. They were not disappointed. The 90-minute walk, which started at the original J. J. Davis store at the corner of Yonge and

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Davisville Village Heritage – The J.J. Davis House

 Can you imagine parking a horse at Yonge and Davisville today?         Davisville is named after John Davis and his family. John came to Canada from England at age 27 in 1840. The J. J. Davis Store was built in 1894 by the Davis family. A general store and post

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