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A Quaker Heritage

Posted on Mar 9, 2016
Named for Uxbridge, England, a name which was originally derived from "Wixan's Bridge". The Wixan were a 7th-century Saxon tribe...
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St. Andrew's

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Formerly known as St. Andrew’s, Thistletown was largely a rural, farming area throughout most of its history. It was named...
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The Centre of Hippy Culture

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Yorkville has a very interesting and unique history. Yorkville was founded in 1830 and it was annexed by the City...
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The Big Five

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
This neighbourhood of Toronto became known as the Financial District in the later half of the 20th century when the...
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Garment District

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
In the early 1900s, the Entertainment District was primarily an industrial area of Toronto. It was an area that was...
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Student Housing

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Many Europeans families moving to Canada in the 1790’s first settled in the Annex. This area slowly started to grow...
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Where the wild roses grow

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Rosedale was first settled in the 1820’s by Sheriff William Jarvis and his wife, Mary. Mary loved riding her horse...
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Mosaic Community

Posted on Feb 24, 2016
Throughout most of the 20th century, Queen Street West was a neighbourhood of Toronto that was known mostly for its...
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A Down Hill View

Posted on Feb 17, 2016
The area is named for the farm settled by John Perkins Bull called Downs View in 1842 near Keele Street...
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Gore Vale

Posted on Feb 16, 2016
In the early 1800's, Trinity-Bellwoods was part of a tract of land belonging to Captain Samuel Smith. Smith named his...
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A Unique Summer Playground

Posted on Feb 16, 2016
West Rouge was primarily farmland in 1926, when real estate developer Cecil White created the "Rouge Hills" subdivision. This development...
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The History of Gerrard Street

Posted on Feb 19, 2016
Gerrard is named for Samuel Gerrard (1767-1792), an Anglo-Irish businessman in Lower Canada and a personal friend of the Honourable...
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An Involved Community

Posted on Feb 10, 2016
During the 60s and 70s Baldwin Village experienced drastic changes in its demographic and neighbourhood characteristic. As the Jewish community...
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Eastern European Flare

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
Bloor West Village is a neighbourhood of Toronto that has a very unique eastern Europeans flare. Many of the first...
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A Former Elite Neighbourhood

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
Parkdale is a neighbourhood of Toronto that has a very interesting history. In the late 1800s, Parkdale was actually an...
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May 2016: Massive Surge in Luxury Real Estate Demand in Georgina

Posted on Jun 9, 2016
Continuing the conclusions from last month’s report, higher-end and luxurious properties have played a consistent role in Georgina’s Spring Market....