What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

427/Then and Now

Highway 427 looking south to the Bloor Street overpass in 1956. The T. Eaton Co. farm is on the right. This neighbourhood was known as “Eatonville”.

When we were young we thought it was fun to run across the highway to get to Cloverdale Mall. Obviously there weren’t as many cars but still a stupid thing to do…

pictures-r-5007 Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 11.32.29 AMBelow the old Eatonville schoolhouse with a modern addition scabbed on the front. This stood on the N/W corner of Bloor and 427.

pictures-r-5014 pictures-r-5015 pictures-r-5016pictures-r-5006Another view of the T. Eaton Co. farm on the west side of 427.

Below, a newspaper headline detailing the destruction of one of the Eatons’ barns, 1953.



One response

  1. Kate

    I am guessing that the white frame schoolhouse building is an earlier incarnation of the Eatonville school still left standing at the time? Amazing to see the development.

    January 13, 2014 at 3:06 am

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