You’re invited for a stroll through our neighbourhood, as part of Jane’s Walks:
The Ashbridge’s neighbourhood – since 1793
Sunday, May 6, 2012
10:30 a.m. starts at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen East
12 p.m. ends at Voulez-Vous Cafe, 1560 Queen East
This walk will look at the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood in east Toronto as it was in 1793, in 1912 and today.
One hundred years ago the area went through a major transformation – In 1912 the Ashbridge family sold most of its land for housing developments on the “Ashbridge Estate” – the Greenwood-Coxwell area.
In 1912, the Duke of Connaught Public School opened on land that had been the Ashbridge orchard. The school’s ground-breaking ceremony was conducted by the Duke of Connaught, the Governor General of Canada at the time, and a son of Queen Victoria. Also around that time, Ashbridge’s Bay saw massive changes – reduced in size and mostly industrialized. This walk will show how and where these changes took place.