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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 of the original Glebe Road that went thru the Clergy Reserve.
  • The yellow line is along the Toronto Beltline Railway which is today the Beltline Trail.
  • The red circle is the location of the “Ontario Cottage” style house at 505 Balliol St.
  • Most of the side streets between Eglinton Ave and Soudan Ave were renamed due to duplication when this area became part of the City of Toronto in 1912.

North Toronto Historical Society Walk – A Jane’s Walk Encore Performance

This is a repeat performance of SERRA’s Jane’s Walk from May … now teamed up with North Toronto Historical Society. The Fall Walking Tour of Davisville Village: Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 Time: 2:00-3:45 p.m. (rain or shine) Location: Meet us at the NW corner Davisville and Mount Pleasant (June Rowlands Park) Join us to explore the historic village of Davisville with NTHS and SERRA (South Eglinton Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association). Discover its people, farms, homes, … Read moreNorth Toronto Historical Society Walk – A Jane’s Walk Encore Performance

Public Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE

Many thanks to the Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations FoNTRA for providing this information about this Toronto Heritage event: Heritage Toronto wants to amplify your voice to the incoming City Council. How can heritage be prioritized within an ever-growing city? Which stories from our past need to be shared? How can the city better preserve the things we care about, whether they’re cultural spaces or physical structures? The creation of a Toronto Museum has been … Read morePublic Forum -THE FUTURE OF TORONTO’S PAST: STATE OF HERITAGE

Heritage Fun Facts – Where is Joseph Avenue?

The western part of Millwood Road was originally named Joseph Avenue after Joseph Davis as seen on the Goad map from 1913. The name of this portion of the street was changed to Millwood Road with the amalgamation of the Village of North Toronto with the City of Toronto.

In 1979, Janet Magee Manor was named in honour of Mrs. Janet M. Magee

Heritage  – Did You Know …   Erected in 1979, Janet Magee Manor was named in honour of Mrs. Janet Magee, a dedicated community worker in North Toronto, who was born in Lombardy, Perth County, Ont. Read more at: http://www.torontoplaques.com/Pages/Janet_M_Magee.html      Janet M. Magee Historical Plaque – torontoplaques.com www.torontoplaques.com