Dunn Avenue Toronto

Photographs start at Dunn and Springhurst and walk north on the west side to queen then back down on teh east side.

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7 Responses to Dunn Avenue Toronto

  1. Sheree says:

    I live in the apartment building at 137 Dunn Ave. I’ve always been curious to know when it was built.

    Thank-you for your story, Garnet Ross!

    • jack gibney says:

      The easiest way to update will be looking at Goads maps. I plan to post them in the next few months. Thank you for your comments.

    • jack gibney says:

      I looked up Goads map for 1924. the front of 137 aligned with the other buildings in 1924. It must have been built after that.

  2. Garnet Ross says:

    What great memories this has brought back to me seeing the neighbourhood that I grew up in during the mid to late 1940’s. Nice to see that many of the old homes still stand today from that era. My father was born in the house at 192 Dunn Ave. in 1905. We lived in an old home at 137 Dunn Ave. across the street from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. That home was torn down around 1953 or 1954 and an apartment building was constructed.
    Both my sister and I have fond memories as small children venturing across the street onto the grounds of the QE hospital during the summer months. Patients were wheeled out on nice warm summer days to sit in the gardens and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. The patients would give us money to go down the street to Wilson’s Drug Store and buy them candy bars, ice cream bars, candy, and other treats that they could not get in the hospital. To them, it was like receiving “gold” as they had no other access to such things. I distinctly remember Jimmy, the quadrapallegic and Dorothy, the young lady who suffered from polio.
    Thanks for the great memories.

    G. Ross,
    Burlington, Ontario.

    • jack gibney says:

      Garnet, wonderful to hear from you. I would love to have a chance to make copies of any pictures you have of the area. I would like to visit you. Where was Wilson’s Drug Store? thank you for posting!

      • T Wilson says:

        Wilson’s pharmacy was at the corner of Dunn and Springhurst where Dunn Cleaners now sits. It belonged to my grandfather Len Wilson. In the 70’s he retired and moved north to Lake of Bays and sold the business.

      • Jack Gibney says:

        Thank you for adding to the history of Parkdale.

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