Small Town Ontario in Toronto

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 by Olga
Aerial photograph of the town of weston  1942
Aerial Photograph of the Town of Weston, 1942

In the 1790's Weston was a tiny hamlet known simply as "The Humber". The area rich timber resources and the water-power potential of the Humber River magnetized the first mill owners.

The Weston name is connected to the Wadsworth brothers who came to this area in 1828 and invested in a local flour mill and general store. They renamed this community Weston after their familial home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England.

Weston's early advancement took place on both sides of the Humber River. First the Grand Trunk Railway (1856) and then the Toronto Grey and Bruce Railway (1869) began service to this area. The railway and related industry brought considerable growth to Weston.

Weston was first integrated as a village in 1881 and then as a town in 1915. Weston stayed an independent town until 1967 when it amalgamated with the former Borough of York, which is 1998 amalgamated with the City of Toronto.
Whitby junction station 1918
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Hastings County
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Muskoka Lakes
Pine grove inn beach  dwight  lake of bays  ontario in 1920s
Lake of Bays
Huntsville train station ontario
Gravenhurst opera house
Fishing in georgian bay
Georgian Bay
Bracebridge  river witham c.1900 1910
Windermere old photo
Collingwood history 3
London history
Middlesex county court house
The unveiling of the bell memorial  october 1917
Small waterfalls right in the downtown core of st. marys   history
St. Marys
A statue intended to represent william shakespeare adorns the gardens of the festival theater in stratford
1968  jack m. gilchrist farm  guelph township
Entrance to stanley park in erin township
Blacksmith shop wilmot centre
Cambridge and north dumfries
North Dumfries
Historical plaque for the mill race  cambridge  ontario
The joseph schneider house
Waterloo public library
Downtown elmira church
The first wellesley hospital
Large scale map of county of brant
Brant County
The first dominion day celebration held in perth  1867  the year of confederation. the photo shows the basin and tay river at that time. photo courtesy the perth museum.
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Barton village shop in snow courtesy jocelyn reynolds
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Belleville  ontario  1900
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Bloor West Village
Parkdale canoe club boathouse  1888
Don valley parkway at todmorden mills and brickworks  looking south west 1964  1972
Pape Village
Signage  long branch race track  1930 1950
Long Branch
Dufferin street looking south from south side dundas street
Little Portugal
Palmerston avenue and harbord street  july 17  1914
Little Italy
Liberty village looking east from above 1980 1998
Liberty Village
Hillcrest park  october 17  1913
Hillcrest Village
High park catfish pond   north from centre road  february 18  1913
High Park
1975 1988
Harbord Village
Aerial views of forest hill area  showing area north of lonsdale rd. and west of dunvegan rd.  june 1935
Forest Hill
Fairbank area  york township  1911
Home of w.o. duncan  woodbridge road  emery  north york twp  after 1900
St. clair avenue west from dufferin street  july 19 1912
Corso Italia
Church street widening  near wellesle  july 2 1929
Church and Wellesley
Baby point gate
Baby Point
A typical scene in earlscourt march 14 1914 p 9
Brockton Village
Richardson  john house 1908
West Hill
Old post office at scarborough village1909
Scarborough Village
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York Mills
Yonge st. 1955
Downsview airshow 1946
North York
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Don Valley Village
Don mills aerial 1960s triangle
Don Mills
East york bungalows
Woodbine Heights
Teck theatre in 1932.
Former intersection of queensway and lakeshore at the humber river
Rexdale blvd.  looking e. across kipling ave. 1955
Kingsview village the westway towers and backyards
Kingsview Village
Smith  robert home  house  edenbridge drive  n.w. cor. edenbrook hill. 1930
Humber Valley Village
Dairy inspection  etobicoke 1958
Centennial Park
Downtown oakvillethe oakville basket factory
Downtown Oakville
Erchless estate
Kerr Village
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The west toronto diamond in january 1975
The Junction
Thistletown  late 1960s
The queen elizabeth way facing west towards the future bronte road interchange in 1959.
Burlington history
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 downtown  burlington   1877 resized
Downtown Burlington
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Aerial photograph of the town of weston  1942
Aerial view of the kodak campus in mount dennis in 1917.
Mount Dennis
Early morning milking  near credit forks  caledon  ontario.1917 watercolour   gouache on watercolour board
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Mirvish Village
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Sterling rd looking north from dundas st in the early 1920s. resized
Junction Triangle
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Dovercourt Park
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Port Union
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Scarborough bluffs  looking w. from e. of foot of midland ave.1950
Toronto hunt club   kingston rd south side feb. 4 1956
Birch Cliff
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Lawrence Heights
Exterior of the belsize theatre and adjacent shops  1942 resized
Davisville Village
Kids playing in the creek in wychwood park in 1916 resized
Wychwood Park
The section of bloor west where the kingsway theatre is located  c. 1960 resized. 1960 resized
The Kingsway
New toronto hotel  1935
New Toronto
Islington railway station  c.p.r.   islington ave.  w. side  n. of bloor st. w.1954
Halton history
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Thorncliffe park from the air  looking downtown  early 1970 s
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The bayview theatre at 1605 bayview avenue  in leaside  was built by harry davidson in 1936
Toronto island airport  hanlan s point.1940
Toronto Island
The grange in 1907  when it was the home of goldwin and harriet smith.
Grange Park
The 1845 city hall at front and jarvis street . the centre section of this building forms part of the present day st. lawrence market. the side sections  pediment and cupola were demolished
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Bloor street viaduct  panorama  feb. 26  1918
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Meadowvale Village
Halton history
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Facing south along queen street in downtown brampton  1957
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Erin Mills
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Old leslie st.  looking s.e. from sheppard ave. e. in foreground.1956
Bayview Village
Paintings of toronto  in the good old summer time. a summer day in the kensington market  on baldwin street  in 1982.  resized
Baldwin Village
Mary pickford theatre on the left   originally the auditorium theatre   opened 1906   1910
Alexandra Park
Whitchurch 1872   vandorf public school resized
Whitchurch - Stouffville
Pine grove park in woodbridge after hurricane hazel struck canada as an extratropical storm. october  1954.
Shepheardson hotel  yonge street thornhill inscribed in pen and black ink 1910
Ttc glen echo terminal 1920
Jackson's Point
Maple ontario in 1909
Postcard depicting the main street through kleinburg  ontario in 1911.
Old level rail crossing on hwy 7 at concord in 1929 resized
Humber river  looking n. to highway 7 bridge at woodbridge  vaughan
Richmond hill  ontario  1862
Richmond Hill
Main street  newmarket  taken in 1856
Ontario s old church  located at the intersections of fred varley drive and main street unionville.
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Markham Village
Indian history
John galloway house   4 david gohn circle markham
The old schomberg and aurora railway station station at oak ridges  pictured as a fish and chip restaurant in the 1950s.
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York Region
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East York
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West End
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