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Parkdale in Pictures
Its Development to 1889

Laycock, Margaret; Myrvold, Barbara
Publisher:  Toronto Public Library Board, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1991  
Pages:  64pp   ISBN:  0-920601-12-X
Library of Congress Number:  FC3097.32.L39   Dewey:  971.3'541
Resource Type:  Book

The formative years of a Toronto city neighbourhood.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: DEVELOPMENT OF PARKDALE TO 1889
Introduction
Fort Routille
First Land Survey and Grants
Early Roads
Early Settlers and Improvements in Transportation: 1820s to 1850s
A Rural Retreat: 1850 1871
Parkdale Emerges: 1872 to 1878
Annexation or Incorporation
Parkdale as an Independent Municipality: 1879 to 1889
Concerns of Parkdale Council
Streets and Roads
Toll Roads
Waterworks
Drainage
Fire Protection
Police
Lighting
Waterfront and Parks Development
Subways
Parkdale and the North-West Rebellion of 1885
Improvements in Transportation: 1879 to 1889
Social Life in Parkdale: "Pious in Good Style"
Growth of the Village and Town
The Annexion Debates of the 1880s
Annexation
After Annexation
Postscript

Part II: HIGHLIGHTS
Water O'Hara and West Lodge
The Gwynne Family
The Spragge Family and Springhurst
The Gray Family
Churches
Schools
Home for Incurables
Town Halls
Hotels
Industry
Library Service

Appendix A: Origin of Parkdale Street Names
Appendix B: Parkdale's Elected Officials, 1879 to 1889

Endnotes
Bibliography

Topics


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