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Davisville Village Heritage – The J.J. Davis House

 Can you imagine parking a horse at Yonge and Davisville today?

       

The J. J. Davis Store in 1900, operated by Jack and Charles Davis.

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 office were operated by Jack and Charles Davis, grandsons of John Davis. In later decades it became home to other retail stores and is now Starbucks at the corner of Yonge St. and Davisville Ave.

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

Second Annual Davisville Village Jane’s Walk (May 5, 2018)

Amy Isaac, Sharon Mourer organized a very successful Davisville Village Jane’s Walk which took place on Saturday May 5, 2018. Two large groups of residents strolled through the neighbourhood and discovered some well hidden historical homes and sites in Davisville Village East.. Thanks to our Jane’s Walk leaders, community volunteers and everyone who came out to learn about our neighbourhood. In  case you missed the walk, we will be doing a repeat in conjunction with … Read moreSecond Annual Davisville Village Jane’s Walk (May 5, 2018)