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  • East York

    East York

    HISTORY OF EAST TORONTO The area, after being colonized by British settlers, was occupied in about 1850, when it was a considerable distance from the city of Toronto. It was incorporated as a village in 1888 when there were about…Read More >>

  • Leslieville


    HISTORY OF LESLIEVILLE Leslieville began as a small village back in the 1850’s. The village grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, after whom this neighbourhood is named. Most of Leslieville’s residents were either market…Read More >>

  • Playter Estates

    Playter Estates

    HISTORY OF PLAYTER ESTATES Playter Estates is named after the Playter family who held the original land grants on both sides of the Don River near Bloor Street. Captain George Playter, the patriarch of the family, was an United Empire…Read More >>

  • Riverdale


    HISTORY OF RIVERDALE Riverdale was a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began steaming through here in the 1850’s. The railway brought industry and employment opportunities to Riverdale. It also attracted a pool of labourers who built the first…Read More >>

  • The Beaches

    The Beaches

    The Beaches (also known as “The Beach”) is a neighbourhood and popular tourist destination located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the east side of the “Old” City of Toronto. The original boundaries of the neighbourhood are from…Read More >>