Rivermede House and its second owner, Jethro Crang
By Edith George
When having a house designated as a heritage house under the Ontario Heritage Act, examiners not only look at the architectural value of the building but also the past owners of the house and how their families contributed to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the World.
This month I ...
The first laneway housing of Woodview
As demand for the building of new houses continues to rise in Toronto, many are unaware that there once existed a time when housing shortages reached epidemic proportions throughout the entire city.
This occurred at the end of the second world war when military veterans were returning h...
Yesterday and Today: The Felling of Trees
The felling of trees in a forest
By Tim Lambrinos
In 1831, Matthew Griffith of Ireland purchased a large plot of land along Weston Road north of Sheppard. Within this land stood a thick forest that would encompass present day Coral Gable Drive. After his purchase, Griffith began clearing h...