May 7, 2016, Janes Walk 10 am, Spring into Parkdale 11-6pm.

May 7, 10 am, Jane’s Walk at Sunnyside  King and Roncy

May7, 11 am to 6 pm, Parkdale BIA festival , Queen Street.

May7, 11 am to 1 – 6 pm, Sunnyside Historical Society Table, Callender St,

May 19, 630, Why Sunnyside Fell: Parkdale Pub Library Aud. Slide Show and skits.

Sept 24, 2016 tentative, Ragtime Ball,  Volunteers Needed.

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How to Find Any Building Fast on Goads Maps 1884 – 1923.

Choose one of the Five Areas and follow one of the five links below. Each is an east -west strip.  The area-names are fairly arbitrary because the areas overlap. A series of maps follow to help you select the area you need. To get started, find your home or any spot of interest on one of the following area-maps. Notice the name of the map then select one of the following links to see the related maps in date order.

‘Brockton’ – north of the train subway
‘Roncesvalles’ – Westminster to Garden
‘Sunnyside’ – Garden to Queen 
‘Parkdale’ – South of Queen.
‘High Park’

During this historic period population grew rapidly and municipal boundaries changed. As a result following the maps over these years has been difficult, until now. If you have a large screen click on any map to enter a full screen ‘carousel’. From the carousel look bottom right for an option to see even more detail!  These Goads Insurance Maps are public domain from the Toronto Archives.

Reading the Maps: Red buildings are brick or stone while yellow indicates wood or under construction.

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1. ‘Brockton’ Goads Maps 1884 – 1924, North of Westminster and the Brock St. Subway

‘Brockton’ refers to the area on Goads Maps north of Westminster and the Brock Street Subway. After 1910 an area east of Roncesvalles was cut off of the maps so a High park map, including this area, is included on all dates. CHOOSE ANOTHER AREA

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2. ‘Roncesvalles’ Goads Maps, south of Westminster and the Brock St Subway, north of Garden Ave

‘Roncesvalles’ refers to the area on Goads Maps north of Westminster and the Brock St train-subway. For maps 1884 to 1903 look at the lower half of the maps. Maps 1910 to 1913 look at the top half of the maps. After 1910 High Park maps are included to show western streets. When you are done you may CHOOSE ANOTHER AREA

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