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Carleton and Davenport was a network of railways, before the Junction | with predictions 4 the Junction.

 

The neighborhood of Carleton and Davenport is a network of railways. A short distance south of Carleton the tracks of the Grand Trunk, Toronto Grey  and Bruce and Credit Valley, which run alongside from Parkdale, begin to diverge, the Credit Valley taking a westerly direction parallel with the Dundas Road, until it reaches Lambton, when it deflects to the south-west, and the others running to the north west. At this point of divergence the new Ontario  and Quebec  Railway makes its junction with the Credit Valley.

This railway centre is known as West Toronto Junction. Here the railway yard for the accommodation of the through freight traffic of the Ontario and Quebec Railway is located, and it is expected that it will very shortly an important and populous neighbourhood.

 

source: HISTORY OF TORONTO AND COUNTY OF YORK of ONTARIO;

West Toronto Junction House of Rev. Charles Edward Thomson

 

 

The Rev. Charles Edward Thomson, M. A.. Rector of St. Mark s Church, West Toronto Junction, comes of U. E. Loyalist stock. He was born at Kingston, November 10th , 1832, his father being Mr. Hugh C. Thomson, formerly M.P.P. for Frontenac. and publisher of the Upper Canada herald. Mr. Thomson’s grandfather on the maternal side was William Ruttan, who landed at Adolphustown in 1784, after the Revolutionary War.

The subject of this sketch was educated by private tuition and afterwards at the Upper Canada College and Trinity University, receiving the degree of M.A. from the latter in 1857. He was ordained a deacon in 1856 and the following year was ordained a priest of the Canadian branch of the Anglican Church. For twenty years. Rev. Mr. Thomson was rector at Elora, Ontario, and for the last ten years has been actively engaged in the interesting field of St. Mark s parish in Western Toronto.

 

source: HISTORY OF TORONTO AND COUNTY OF YORK of ONTARIO;