Rivermede House and its second owner, Jethro Crang

  •  June, 2022
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 ...

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Yesterday and Today: The Felling of Trees

  •  November, 2019
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...

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Yesterday and Today: Anthony Perruzza

  •  May, 2019
St. Basil’s Brawny Italian Army By Tim Lambrinos St. Basil-the-Great College opened in 1962 at the corner of Weston Road and Sheppard. The school was constructed on the former Jethro Crang family apple orchard. The purchase of the property by the Basilian Fathers included an elegan...

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