A new architect is moving to the Junction & has written a interesting article about the area.

text from the preamble to the article, entitled,


To celebrate our move to the William Speers Building on Dundas Street West in the Junction THA has worked with Sarah King Head, CAHP (writer and historian), Kamila Hakimova (website designer)) to provide a series of accounts of the place we will soon call home.

And the 1st two paragraphs,

The railways brought prosperity to and they shaped the West Toronto Junction’s evolution as a town in a way that would have been unimaginable to inhabitants who had lived within this landscape for so many millennia. 

The decision by American-born Daniel Webster Clendenan to purchase 100 hectares of the Keele Estate and register the West Toronto Junction subdivision with his uncle John M. Laws as Plan 553 in 1883 illustrates how quickly fortunes could be made in rural Ontario – but especially those in proximity to bigger centres like Toronto. 

click here for full article.





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