Garrison Common Cottages
16 cottages in total.
Along Richmond West (formerly Little Richmond) and Mitchell Street (formerly Garrison Street) are several surviving “Garrison Houses”. These semi’s would have been built for
Fort York Officers to live off base with their families. Garrison Creek can be seen to the left on the map.
A selection of the survivors below. The first being the best preserved of the bunch. I thought I had a photo of a plaque on this one but can’t seem to find it….
I went back today and the plaque reads: Garrison Commons Cottage 1858.
This one’s had a section chopped off the left to make room for a driveway.
Of the 16 original cottages 7 remain.
Below, another wood frame house on Huron Street (now demolished) shares a similar design.
This map from 1858 shows the tidy military arrangement of these houses on Richmond and Garrison.
16 semis in total.
This example on Adelaide (since demolished) was in need of some repair in the late 1930’s.