Jane’s Walk: Visions of Parkdale Past and Future: In the Balance. May 3, 2014 at 01:00 PM

1887 Wilson Park. Early version of King Street to right. Ocean View Hotel top right. Toronto Archives.

1887 Wilson Park. Early version of King Street to right. Ocean View Hotel top right. Toronto Archives.

Alec Keefer will lead us through what remains of the first lakeside Estates near King street, then show us remnants of the Mansions on Jameson. Where are they? We will see the Middle class homes and Institutions on Dunn and other streets. We will see the various pockets of blue collar housing. Why are they in these places? Alec will trace the changes in Spencer and Tyndall, leading us into Liberty Village, at the border of Parkdale.  Jack Gibney will describe a vision of a beautiful Historic village with increased housing, commercial and parking space and plans to preserve some beautiful buildings and make Parkdale the Paris of Toronto. You will be invited to read your vision for Parkdale historic development. Accessibility: This walk is a rather long one and to reach the end with the group you will probably have to move at a moderately good clip. And while there are no steep hills some streets do have quite a good rake to them. Do study the map closely and make sure you are completely comfortable with this sort of  topography.

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Wearing Victorian clothing with a Top Hat, dragging a speaker standing on the south edge of King Street where it meets Roncesvalles and Queen St W, May 3, 2014 at 01:00 PM.
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